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Engineered Solutions: Sustainability in Practice

December 9, 2019 - in Articles, Featured, Showcase

Sponsored by:   What the United States Can Learn From the Dutch In many countries worldwide, infrastructure is a critical topic, and the United States is no exception. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) scrutinizes U.S. infrastructure every…

Global Spending in Construction to Reach $17.5 Trillion by 2030, Finds Frost & Sullivan

December 9, 2019 - in Featured, Financial, News

Santa Clara, Calif. – December 9, 2019 – The construction industry is in the middle of a transition toward new business models that are technology-…

Rice University Launches Bold Climate Change Initiative with Shell

December 9, 2019 - in Energy, Featured, News

Rice University has launched Carbon Hub, a climate change research initiative to fundamentally change how the world uses hydrocarbons. Carbon Hub's goal…

AASHTO Applauds Congress for Saving Billions for Transportation

November 26, 2019 - in Featured, Financial, News

WASHINGTON – The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials thanked Congress and the President for their bipartisan support for eliminating the $7.6 billion rescission of Highway Trust Fund contract authority, originally set to occur…

Brick Sewer Rehabilitation in the Nation’s Capital

November 18, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  The Washington, D.C., sewer system (managed by DC Water) is a mix of pipe systems that includes large-diameter brick structures. Following an alert from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), DC Water’s engineering group carried out a pipe…

Autodesk Ushers in New Era of Connected Construction with Autodesk Construction Cloud

November 18, 2019 - in Featured, News, Products, Technology

Las Vegas, Autodesk University – November 18, 2019 – Today at Connect & Construct Summit, Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK) unveiled Autodesk Construction Cloud™, which combines advanced technology, a unique builders network and predictive insights to…

Thornton Tomasetti Shares Results of Comprehensive Embodied Carbon Measurement Study

November 15, 2019 - in Buildings, Featured, News, Structural components

Co-Initiator of 2050 Structural Engineers Challenge Urges Peers to Contribute Data, Commit to Creating More Efficient Structures to Mitigate Climate Change   (New York) - Thornton Tomasetti, the international engineering firm, has released results from…

LEED Reaches New Milestone, Surpasses 100,000 Commercial Green Building Projects

November 8, 2019 - in Featured, News, Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is celebrating a new LEED milestone, announcing it has surpassed 100,000 registered and certified LEED commercial projects. “In 1998, we created LEED to measure and define what green building meant,…

Supercomputing that Supports Infrastructure

November 4, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Argonne National Laboratories Makes Climate Modeling Practical for Regional Infrastructure Asset Management Argonne National Laboratory, located in Lemont, Ill. (just outside Chicago), has some of the trappings of an outstanding Bond villain lair, including…

AASHTO and NSBA Release New Steel Bridge Fabrication Guidelines

November 4, 2019 - in Featured, News

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and the National Steel Bridge Alliance recently released a new set of guidelines for steel bridge fabrication. The Steel Bridge Fabrication QC/QA Guidelines, G4.1, supersede existing S4.1…