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July – August 2016 TRENDS

September 16, 2016 - in Trends

Study Shows High Potential for Corrosive Groundwater in Half of U.S. States Corrosive water is top-of-mind for many water utilities given the trouble in Flint, Mich., which stemmed from treated surface water from the Flint River. A new report, however, assesses…

Proceed with Caution: Concrete Cloth GCCM Provides Erosion Protection at Nuclear Power Plant

September 1, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

A nuclear power-plant site in the southeastern United States faced an erosion problem on a steep, 2:1 slope near dry-cast storage containers of spent…

2015 National Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference Award Recipients

August 30, 2016 - in Articles, Bridges, Showcase

The 2015 National Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) Conference presented awards to recognize the best ABC projects and most-influential person contributing…

Creating Smart Water Networks: Sensors and Models Add Intelligence to American Water’s Distribution Systems

August 22, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

American Water manages an impressive network of more than 49,000 miles of watermains and collection pipes that serve 15 million people in 47 states. The company is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility…

Sponsored Content: Photo Capture: Another Big Leap for Survey Technology

August 18, 2016 - in Feature

More Projects, Bigger Projects, Done More Frequently For land surveyors and other mapping and measurement professionals, photo capture of 3D environments can seem like yet another sudden and threatening arrival of a disruptive technology—GNSS, robotic total…

New U.S. Bank Stadium Complete

August 15, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Construction of the new U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis is substantially complete and ready for business. Finished six weeks ahead of schedule, the new stadium and home of the Minnesota Vikings features a bold, iconic design. Contractor Mortenson…

Sponsored Content: Top Five Reasons to Combine Autodesk’s AutoCAD Civil 3D with InfraWorks 360 for Improved Civil Design

August 12, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The dynamic duo of AutoCAD Civil 3D and InfraWorks 360 are a powerful combination for improving workflow efficiency for civil infrastructure design. The editorial team at Informed Infrastructure recently completed a detailed benchmark study (www.v1-education.com)…

The Village at Westfield Topanga: Strict Runoff Regulations Require Creative Solution

August 8, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

In 1964, the first enclosed shopping mall in California opened its doors. Located in Canoga Park, a neighborhood in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, Westfield Topanga is a two-level, 1.6-million-square-foot indoor shopping center. In 2015, its owners embarked…

Red Rocks Revealed: High-Resolution Drone-Collected Model Aids Understanding

August 2, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Red Rocks Amphitheater and Park is one of the premiere concert venues in the world and one of the “crown jewels” of Denver Parks and Recreation’s many amenities. Further advancing its special stature, the park was recently named a National Historic Landmark…

Future Forward Interview: Advancing Construction Monitoring

August 1, 2016 - in Interview

Mani Golparvar-Fard is assistant professor of Civil Engineering and Computer Science as well as the director of the Real-time and Automated Monitoring and Control (RAAMAC) lab at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His award-winning work in the area…