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Waste Water Not an Option: 5D Technology Helps EchoWater Project Save $400 Million (and a Lot of Water)

April 8, 2024 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  Getting Control of the Project To learn more about the 5D planning, scheduling and costing digital twin that was at the heart of the EchoWater Project and its ability to finish on time and under budget, I interviewed Project Controls Cubed’s Jeff…

National Climate Policy Aimed at Reducing U.S. Greenhouse Gases Also Would Improve Water Quality

February 13, 2024 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

A climate policy that raises the price of carbon-intensive products across the entire U.S. economy would yield a side benefit of reducing nitrate groundwater…

The Edge of Innovation: Geospatial Intelligence Reduces Need for Inference

February 13, 2024 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

A digital dig board is a vital resource on an active jobsite where many trades are coming and going on busy schedules. Brasfield & Gorrie can provide…

Transforming Empty Offices into Homes

February 13, 2024 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Converting empty offices to housing isn’t a new concept. As shown here, 2040 Market, the five-story concrete former headquarters for the American Automobile Association in Philadelphia, was turned into a mixed-use residential building in 2013. But renewed…

Las Vegas Sphere: The Engineer’s Perspective

February 1, 2024 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

On Dec. 23, 2023, I had the pleasure of interviewing Steve Reichwein, P.E., S.E., principal with Severud Associates and the lead engineer on the Sphere in Las Vegas. There have been many articles and news stories about this incredible new venue and its…

Montreal Adds Stunning New Bridges to Reimagined Historic Downtown

February 1, 2024 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Ambient LED lighting creates a nice mix of night-time drama and secure intimacy. In late 2022, the massive three-phase, approximately $131 million redevelopment of Montreal’s Sainte-Catherine Street West and Square Phillips was declared complete, ending…

Waskita Karya Designs Toll Road Network to Support Development of Indonesia’s New Smart Sustainable Capital City

December 6, 2023 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The digital twin solution improved communication, eliminating 20,000 truck movements during initial construction, lowering diesel fuel consumption by 32,800 liters to save IDR 590 million. (Credit: PT Waskita Karya (Persero) Tbk) Nusantara (IKN) is scheduled…

Historic Nantucket’s Sea Street Third Sewer Force Main Project

December 6, 2023 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Located about 30 miles south of Cape Cod off the coast of Massachusetts, the island of Nantucket—originally settled in 1641—is a long-time tourist destination and vacation haven. Designated as a National Historic Landmark District, Nantucket is noted for…

With Modular Construction, Learn Through Creation

November 30, 2023 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

How can modular building systems change the way we think about building today? Ideas about prefabricated building systems have been in consideration for decades, and now these offsite-built solutions appear to be here to stay. Yet challenges persist in their…

Mode Shift: High-Speed Rail Readies for Arrival Across California’s Central Valley

November 30, 2023 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Stretching back to 2008 when Californians voted to invest in electrified high-speed rail, the plan for CA HSR is to connect each of the state’s major population centers faster, safer and smarter than ever before. Along the way, from Merced to Bakersfield,…