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More Than Hype: The Reality of Reality Capture

December 18, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

I know what you might be thinking: “Yawn. Another story about drones. Skip!” and usually I’d agree with you. There are so many stories, so much marketing, and so much hype around drones that it’s easy to get bored with the topic. However, it’s with…

Video: Under a Collapsed Building

I’m in Mexico City a week after the earthquake and this is our first day assisting a local engineering team. A seven-story concrete office building…

Collaborative BIM: Xishi Winter Olympics Square Project Transforms Historic Industrial Zone

December 11, 2017 - in Articles, Emergency, Feature, Featured

The 2022 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee contracted Beijing Shougang International Engineering (BSIE) to design and construct an office plaza in…

Senate Works Toward Tax Cuts But Makes No Provision to Boost Transportation Funding

December 8, 2017 - in Featured, Transportation

The Senate took up tax-cutting legislation that makes no attempt to shore up long-term transportation funding, and which includes an "advance refunding" bond provision that would work against a debt-refinancing technique states and other government entities…

EPA Backs Colorado’s Plan to Improve Water Quality with $24.9 M in Water Infrastructure Funding

December 7, 2017 - in Featured, Water

DENVER (Dec. 7, 2017) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded approximately $10.6 million in clean water infrastructure and $14.3 million in drinking water state revolving loan funding (SRF) to the state of Colorado to support key water infrastructure…

For a Better Climate: Norway to Build World’s Tallest Timber Building

December 7, 2017 - in Buildings, Featured, Structural components

“Mjøstårnet” will be more than 80 metres tall and stand 30 metres higher than what is today considered the world’s tallest timber building. “Mjøstårnet sets new standards for timber constructions. The building is the closest we come to a skyscraper…

New Data, Same Results – Saving Energy is Still Cheaper than Making Energy

December 6, 2017 - in Energy, Featured

Keeping the lights on for customers is every electric utility's top priority. To do so, utilities have choices. They can build power plants to convert fossil fuels to energy. They can capture renewable resources like solar and wind. And they can work with…

Fire Safety for High-Rise Mass-Timber Buildings

December 4, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By David Barber, Principal, Arup Buildings constantly change and develop as architects, engineers and scientists innovate and develop new products and construction methods. Interest has been growing worldwide in the design and construction of high-rise timber…

Modest Growth for 2018 Transportation Construction Market, ARTBA Forecast Finds

December 4, 2017 - in Featured, Transportation

(WASHINGTON) - The U.S. transportation infrastructure market is anticipated to rebound slightly next year, following a 2.8 percent drop in 2017, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s economic forecast released Nov.…

Engineered Solutions: IKEA Project Sets New Stormwater Management Standard

November 27, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Developers of a new IKEA store in Jacksonville, Fla., wanted to make this project a model of sustainable, forward-thinking design. A big part of this plan was an underground stormwater management system that would be the largest ever installed in the southeastern…