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FHWA Supports Walkable City Design Guide

The Federal Highway Administration endorses the National Association of City Transportation Officials’ Urban Street Design Guide, which features street treatments like protected bike lanes. The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Offices of Planning,…

Scientists Predict Massive Urban Growth, Creation of ’Megalopolis’ in Southeast in Next 45 Years

July 29, 2014 - in Analysis, Planning, Projects

Urban areas in the Southeastern United States will double in size by 2060 unless there are significant changes to land development, according to a new…

Town of Laubach, Germany Implements Mobile Alert from Hexagon Geospatial

July 29, 2014 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Sensors

Hexagon Geospatial announces that the town of Laubach, Germany recently implemented Mobile Alert to help gain citizen-driven insights about incidents…

Cisco Revamps their Own Facilities with Energy Efficiency in Mind

July 28, 2014 - in Buildings, Corporate, Energy

Cisco’s EnergyOps team is tasked with reducing energy consumption and increasing energy efficiency at our offices, labs, and data centers worldwide. Cisco’s labs are our largest consumer of energy and although we are putting a lot of effort into improving…

3D Mapping and 3D Modeling Market Projected to $7.7 Billion by 2018

July 28, 2014 - in Corporate, Modeling

According to market research report "3D Mapping Market: Global Advancements, Business Models, Technology Roadmap, Forecasts and Analysis – 2018", the 3D mapping and 3D modeling market is expected to reach $7.7 billion by 2018 at a CAGR of 47.9% by 2018.…

How Does a Water Pipe Explode?

July 28, 2014 - in Maintenance, Pipelines, Projects, Water

There's a depressingly long list of accidents, many fatal, resulting from contractors puncturing buried gas pipes after failing to properly locate them prior to excavating, but what about a fatal gas explosion during excavations without any gas pipe being…

Bentley’s Enhanced AssetWise APM V7.2 Features Immersive Environment Providing Visual and Engineering Context

July 28, 2014 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Products

Solutions 2.0 Innovations in Asset Information Management Conference – July 28, 2014 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced the release…

EPA Launches Third-annual Campus RainWorks Challenge

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is launching its third-annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a prize contest that engages college students in developing innovative green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and build resilience to climate…

Detroit M-1 Rail Streetcar Construction Begins Today

M-1 RAIL Streetcar will began work this Monday, July 28, 2014, with a full closure of Woodward Avenue from Adams Street to Campus Martius Park for approximately 120 days. The announcement was recently made during a meeting M-1 RAIL hosted with small businesses,…

Transportation Forecast: Global Fuel Consumption

July 28, 2014 - in Corporate, Transportation

Reducing the transportation sector’s dependence on oil has long been a policy goal of governments globally. The sector’s overwhelming dependence on the resource results in major costs that affect energy security, environmental security, and economic stability…