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State DOTs Battle Major Flooding Across the Midwest

March 25, 2019 - in Featured, News, Transportation

A “bomb cyclone” that struck the Midwest in mid-March caused major flooding across Nebraska and parts of Iowa and Missouri, damaging highways, roads and bridges and causing in excess of $1 billion in property losses, according to news reports. [Above photo…

Construction Begins on First New Terminal 5 Gates in 25 years at Chicago O’Hare International Airport

March 22, 2019 - in Featured, News, Projects

Muller & Muller, Ltd (M2) and HOK are leading design of the major gate expansion at Terminal 5, enhancing international travel at one of the world’s…

World Water Day 2019: GWI Launches Water Security Solutions Centre Initiative to Help Water Companies Combat Rising Water Scarcity

March 22, 2019 - in Featured, News, Water

Global Water Intelligence (GWI), the International Desalination Association (IDA) and the Global Water Leaders Group (GWLG) have launched a new initiative;…

Renewable Thermal Solution Provides Green Alternative for Gas-Hungry Industries

March 22, 2019 - in Energy, Featured, News

A novel blend of old and new technology is helping Australian researchers combine renewable energy and low-cost thermal storage to deliver heat for industrial processes. Developed at the University of South Australia in Adelaide, the method involves using…

APTA Study: Public Transit Investment Stimulates a 4-to-1 Return

March 22, 2019 - in Featured, News, Transportation

A new report by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has identified at least $232 billion in critical public transportation investments. Additionally the association analyzed the impact of investment in public transportation and found…

Oregon DOT Uses Technology to Keep up with Progressive Contractors

March 21, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

ODOT inspectors use the Windows 7-compatible DT Research model DT391GS tablet equipped with a GNSS antenna and MicroSurvey FieldGenius to stake out and check precise layout points as part of regular inspection duties. In 2016, construction inspectors at the…

Don’t Believe in Magic: Berne, Switzerland, Demonstrates 20 Years of Public Works Coordination

March 21, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  Smart City, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Asset Lifecycle Management are today’s buzzwords to put a magic spell on many an infrastructure manager. How nice would it be to control unwieldy roads, bridges and tunnels, distribution networks…

New Insights into The Global Market For Heat Pump

March 19, 2019 - in Energy, Featured, News

A new report from Global Market Insights forecasts steady growth in the Heat Pump Market between 2018–2025. Rising focus toward improved environmental performance, energy security along with growing initiatives to minimize heat consumption from fossil driven…

Video: Microsoft’s Nancy Li Talks about Mixed Reality in Construction

March 18, 2019 - in Featured, Modeling, People, Profile, Technology, Video

At the Bentley Systems' 2018 Year In Infrastructure event held Oct. 15-18, 2018, in London, Todd Danielson, the editorial director of Informed Infrastructure, interviewed Nancy Li, Microsoft's global head of partnerships and industry solutions for its Mixed…

Commercial Construction Survey Shows 70% of Contractors Struggling to Meet Project Deadlines as Labor Shortage Persists

March 14, 2019 - in Featured, News

Mending Younger Workers' Unfavorable Perception of Construction Careers Provides Opportunity to Revitalize Workforce WASHINGTON, March 14, 2019 - Results from the Q1 2019 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (Index)…