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A Battle Brews Over Coastal Infrastructure

September 30, 2012 - in Wastewater, Water

California's Pacific coast is dotted with aging sewage plants and other infrastructure that towns are trying to upgrade. But the need to modernize many of these critical facilities is being delayed by a rethinking of whether the waterfront is the safest place…

ARC Study Puts Intergraph as Top Overall Engineering Design Solution

September 18, 2012 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering

ARC Advisory Group, the leading research and advisory firm for industry and infrastructure, ranks Intergraph® as the No. 1 overall engineering design…

The Next Big, Digital Economy Is In 'Smart Energy'

September 13, 2012 - in Energy

The energy market is undergoing a major transformation. It’s moving towards a so-called Smart Grid, which will not only manage supply and demand of…

The Next Big, Digital Economy Is In ‘Smart Energy’

September 13, 2012 - in Energy

The energy market is undergoing a major transformation. It’s moving towards a so-called Smart Grid, which will not only manage supply and demand of energy more effectively, but also integrate new, lower-carbon sources of electricity. This sort of transformation…

Private Funding Needed for US Water Infrastructure

September 12, 2012 - in Water

Much of the US water and wastewater infrastructure was constructed generations ago and is nearing or at the end of its useful life, as evidenced by the 650 water main breaks every day and two trillion gallons of treated water lost every year at an estimated…

National Report Card Says Canada's Municipal Infrastructure is "At Risk"

September 12, 2012 - in Maintenance, Projects

Canada's municipal infrastructure is at risk, with more than half of municipal roads requiring significant repairs and one in four wastewater plants needing major upgrades. This was the key finding of the first-ever Canadian Infrastructure Report Card, a major…

National Report Card Says Canada’s Municipal Infrastructure is “At Risk”

September 12, 2012 - in Maintenance, Projects

Canada's municipal infrastructure is at risk, with more than half of municipal roads requiring significant repairs and one in four wastewater plants needing major upgrades. This was the key finding of the first-ever Canadian Infrastructure Report Card, a major…

Futurist's Cheat Sheet: Internet of Things

September 3, 2012 - in Smart Cities

Another name for the Internet of Things is a network of things. The network can monitor your home, your car, infrastructure (utilities such as electricity or water), traffic patterns and a variety of other possibilities to create a more informed and responsive…

Futurist’s Cheat Sheet: Internet of Things

September 3, 2012 - in Smart Cities

Another name for the Internet of Things is a network of things. The network can monitor your home, your car, infrastructure (utilities such as electricity or water), traffic patterns and a variety of other possibilities to create a more informed and responsive…

Brazil Unveils Infrastructure Funding Plans for Road and Rail Projects

August 16, 2012 - in Transportation

Brazil's government on Wednesday unveiled measures to lure up to $133 billion reais in private investment for road and rail projects, part of a new state-led effort to improve the country's aging and overburdened infrastructure. The stimulus measures, the…