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Specification Section: Erosion Control 2017

February 8, 2017 - in Directory, Erosion Control

Erosion and sedimentation occur naturally with loosening and transport of soil by wind, water and ice. Controlling erosion is important, particularly on construction sites where removal of vegetation can degrade habitat, impact water quality and increase flood…

Change Leader Interview: Insurance and Risk Management Is Crucial for Construction

February 6, 2017 - in Articles, Interview

Andrew Sims is senior vice president, Head of Property and Construction, at Generali Global Corporate & Commercial U.S.A. (GC&C), with more than…

Future Forward Interview: When Should Aging Infrastructure Be Replaced or Removed?

February 6, 2017 - in Articles, Interview

Megan Lawson, Ph.D., is an economist specializing in land-use, non-market valuation and statistical models for policy analysis. She works for Headwaters…

Executive Corner: Five Takeaways from 2016 A/E M&A Activity

February 6, 2017 - in Articles, Column

Good or bad, you certainly can’t say 2016 was dull. In a year that produced memorable comebacks, upsets and surprises across a spectrum of institutions, whether geopolitical (Trump, Brexit), financial (Dow 19,000), sports (Cubs’ and Cavaliers’ wins,…

Final Thoughts: Are We Really Entering a New Era of Infrastructure?

February 3, 2017 - in Articles

In the last few issues of Informed Infrastructure, I reminisced about what the work environment was like in my early career as a civil engineer in the infrastructure business and reflected on what has changed. Then I posed questions about what the future may…

Coastal Library ‘Rides the BIM Wave’

January 31, 2017 - in Articles, Featured

For a library project in a California beach town, 3D modeling helped a design-build project team deliver a challenging but symbolic design on an accelerated timeline. When architects delivered renderings for a 14,380-square-foot library facility in Imperial…

Arup Sponsors Award at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, 2017

January 23, 2017 - in Awards, Events

Arup sponsored the University College Cork – George Boole Prize at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, 2017. Fergus Monaghan, Director at Arup, was delighted to present the prize to Benedek Goz and Gleb Kurilenko from Synge Street CBS, Dublin…

ASCENT Announces Autodesk 2017 Courseware Roadmap

April 20, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Modeling

Owings Mills, Md., April 20, 2016 — Rand Worldwide (OTCBB: RWWI), a global leader in providing technology solutions to organizations with engineering design and information technology requirements, today announced that its courseware division, ASCENT –…