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Election 2020: Wins For Incumbent Governors, Transportation Ballot Measures

November 10, 2020 - in Featured, News, People

Out of the 11 state governorships up for election in 2020, incumbents seeking re-election won nine of them – six of them Republican and three Democrat – with two open seats captured by Republican candidates. [Above photo of Gov. Mike Parson (R) by MoDOT.]…

All Aboard the St. Louis MetroLink: Big Block, Hollow Core Retaining Wall System Protects Trains in Beautiful New Digs

November 9, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  The St. Louis MetroLink serves as a lifeline for commuters and visitors alike, with routes extending through downtown to the city’s international…

Increasing Profits and Winning More Work: GMF Industries’ Journey from Traditional to Model-Based Estimates

October 26, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Estimating is inarguably one of the most-important and challenging aspects of any project, especially in today’s market in which the pressure is high…

Bentley Systems Announces Winners of Year in Infrastructure 2020 Awards

October 22, 2020 - in Awards, Featured, News

All Year in Infrastructure 2020 Award winners, finalists, and nominees will be featured in the 2020 Infrastructure Yearbook, which will be published in early 2021.   EXTON, Pa. – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, (Nasdaq: BSY), the infrastructure engineering…

A Rise in Urgency: Impacts of Rising Waters and Waves/Erosion on Great Lakes Infrastructure

October 2, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

A summer home falls into Lake Michigan. (Image Courtesy: Patrica Gancer) On New Year’s Eve 2019, the summer home belonging to Patrica Gancer was “rocking and rolling,” but this wasn’t due to end-of-year festivities or excessive partying. The house…

Mobile Technology Drives the Need to Change Heavy Civil Construction

September 4, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

SYNCHRO Field allows users to alert the team to an issue from the jobsite, automatically adding map coordinates and linking the project issue directly to the model view with a simple workflow. Heavy civil infrastructure projects are getting larger and more…

Shoreline Stabilization: Teamwork and Technology Tackle a Growing Concern

August 28, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The team at GZA—a Massachusetts-based firm providing geotechnical, environmental, ecological, water and construction-management services—had their work cut out for them. They were tasked to design a stabilization project for 1,500 linear feet of coastal…

Design Assist vs. Delegated Design – Industry Experts Release Recommended Guidance

August 18, 2020 - in Buildings, Featured, News

CHICAGO - Over the past few years, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) have worked together to study design collaboration techniques commonly used in the construction industry. As a result of this…

The Great Reopening: Architects and Engineers Help Schools Envision Safe Designs for COVID Era

August 14, 2020 - in Buildings, COVID-19, Featured, News

K-12 schools now have a range of immediate, short-term, and future design options they can use to create safer buildings and still serve most of their regular student enrollment.   New York – The most contentious debate of the COVID-19 era is unfolding…

Central Park Tower Pushes the Limits of Skyscraper Design

August 6, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

New York City’s Central Park Tower, the tallest residential building in the world, reflects state-of-the-art engineering techniques and environmentally conscious construction. For more than a century, New Yorkers have found space by building upward. Now…