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Federal Officials Approve Plans for Mukilteo Ferry Terminal Replacement

The 60-year-old Mukilteo Ferry Terminal is one step closer to replacement. On Friday, Aug. 22 the Federal Transit Administration signed a record of decision allowing the Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division to design and construct…

MDOT Slide-in Bridge Construction Draws Interest from National Transportation Officials

Thirty engineers from nine states came to Grand Rapids on Thursday, Aug. 14, to see first-hand how the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is…

Modeling and a Component Library Approach Help Prescient Automate Multi-Family Residential Manufacture

Prescient, a Denver-based startup by a group of property developers, is taking a modeling and manufacturing approach to decrease the mistakes they've…

Manufacturing a New Kind of Construction

What comes to mind when you think about modular design? Did you come up with an image of half a house on the back of a flatbed trailer, or one of a modern high rise? While most people these days still have memories of the double-wide’s on the highway, there…

Top Water Saving Tips for American Households

July 29, 2014 - in Projects, Supply, Water

Curbing water use in American households could be as easy as making simple changes to your daily routine and installing a few water-efficient appliances, a recent article suggests. Among these actions are reducing shower times and toilet flushes, doing only…

Infrastructure Planning Today Determines the Carbon Taxes of Tomorrow

Traffic congestion, air pollution, accidents – the negative externalities from car transport are not just a popular field of economic research, but also a daily arduous reality for millions of commuters around the world. However, there is more: carbon emissions…

Daimler Debuts Driverless Truck of the Future

July 7, 2014 - in Corporate, Sensors, Transportation

Mercedes-Benz presents the "Future Truck 2025" as the world's first autonomously driving truck. A truck drives along a motorway all by itself, at a speed of 80 km/h, communicating with its surroundings and ensuring more safety on the roads. It also saves its…

Pittsburgh Flexicore Realizes the Value of BIM for Concrete Manufacture

June 26, 2014 - in Construction, Feature, Featured, Modeling

For more than 50 years, Pittsburgh Flexicore Co. has been a leading manufacturer of precast, pre-stressed concrete components, and structures in the northeastern United States. In that time, the company has manufactured over 25 million square feet of hollow…

Jiangxi Electric Power Design Institute (JXEPDI) Increases Substation Design Efficiency

As an energy industry leader, the Power Construction Corporation of China (POWERCHINA) provides the full range of services from planning, survey, design, and engineering to finance, construction, installation, and operation and maintenance of hydropower, thermal…

New Energy Efficiency Standardization Roadmap Details 125 Recommendations to Advance Energy Efficiency

June 24, 2014 - in Energy, Roads, Transit

With the release today of the Standardization Roadmap: Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment, U.S. industry, government, standards developing organizations (SDOs) and other energy efficiency stakeholders now have a national framework for action and coordination…