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Canada Infrastructure Budget Favors Parks and Bridges

February 12, 2014 - in Bridges, Construction

The federal budget has money for national parks and a few ongoing transportation projects, but municipalities eager to tap into a $14-billion federal fund for infrastructure projects over the next decade will have to wait a little longer for details on the…

Thane, India Looks to Deploy Sensors for Infrastructure Monitoring

January 27, 2014 - in Maintenance, Sensors

The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) may soon become possibly the first corporation in the country to embed in its flyovers and high-rises remote sensors…

PennDOT Integrates ArcGIS for Modernized Field Data Collection

January 7, 2014 - in Corporate, Transportation

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently completed a project to manage its road asset and bridge inventory data with Esri technology.…

Autodesk Expands Infrastructure Design and Analysis Portfolio with Acquisition of Sam and AutoTrack Software

August 19, 2013 - in Corporate, Modeling

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) is expanding its portfolio of technology for Building Information Modeling (BIM) for infrastructure following the completion of the acquisition of certain technology assets from two UK-based software companies.  From Bestech…

Monitoring Aging Infrastructure with High-Frequency RFID Tags

August 4, 2013 - in Facility Management, Maintenance

A recent article in The New York Times points out that 70,000 bridges in the United States are structurally deficient. It is imperative that structural anomalies on aging infrastructure be detected and corrected in a timely manner, to avoid disasters such…

New Jersey Compiles a Map of Defective Bridges

May 8, 2013 - in Bridges, Projects, Transportation

One in four New Jersey bridges is in poor condition or inadequate to handle modern traffic loads, according to an analysis of National Bridge Inventory data. Of almost 6,600 bridges included in the 2012 inventory, 9.3 percent were rated structurally deficient,…

Twenty Year Plan Needed to Fix Crumbling Infrastructure in Canada

November 14, 2012 - in Projects

With the federal government wrapping up nearly six months of consultations on its long-term infrastructure plan, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) says Canada needs a twenty year plan with predictable funding to fix its crumbling infrastructure.…

Outsourcing America’s Infrastructure

October 27, 2012 - in Construction

The corporate undertow that draws more American manufacturing jobs overseas each year has taken hold of mega-projects like bridge-building, too. In the last ten years, significant pieces of America’s biggest infrastructure projects have been built abroad.…

Outsourcing America's Infrastructure

October 27, 2012 - in Construction

The corporate undertow that draws more American manufacturing jobs overseas each year has taken hold of mega-projects like bridge-building, too. In the last ten years, significant pieces of America’s biggest infrastructure projects have been built abroad.…

Real-Time Simultaneous Precise 4D Surveying Above and Below Water

May 17, 2012 - in Projects

The industry’s first custom designed 4D (X,Y,Z and TIME) land and marine survey vessel was launched at the Miami Port and Terminal Technology USA 2012 conference and exhibition. Following the success of their Dynascan mobile mapping system (the world’s…