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ReEngineering the Engineer: Making Way for the Future

December 11, 2017 - in Articles, Column

Like many others, my firm had a very busy 2017. We were fortunate to pick up a couple new clients at the beginning of the year, and that led to additional projects and a workload that caught us a little by surprise. We didn’t realize the pent-up demand for…

Collaborative BIM: Xishi Winter Olympics Square Project Transforms Historic Industrial Zone

December 11, 2017 - in Articles, Emergency, Feature, Featured

The 2022 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee contracted Beijing Shougang International Engineering (BSIE) to design and construct an office plaza in…

Engineered Solutions: Steep Slopes Require Trench Dam Security

January 17, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Land to be used for a housing development in Silverthorne, Colo., was originally homesteaded in the 1860s as ranch land for hay production and grazing…

Infrastructure Outlook: From the Video Vault: Erosion Control

January 16, 2017 - in Articles, Column

Informed Infrastructure spoke with Matthew Welch, technical manager with Profile Products, at the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Environmental Connection 2016 event. This column features highlights from the discussion, and a video recording…

Executive Corner: “I Know that E-mail’s Here Somewhere”

January 9, 2017 - in Articles, Column

Understanding professional liability and managing risk is an important aspect of all A/E projects. For this installment of “Executive Corner,” Russ Ryan, principal at Rusk O’Brien Gido + Partners (e-mail: rryan@rog-partners.com), interviews Ian Howell,…

Infrastructure Showcase: Autodesk AEC Excellence Awards Winners

January 4, 2017 - in Articles, Featured, Showcase

At Autodesk University 2016 in Las Vegas, the company presented its AEC Excellence Awards. This year’s competition showcased projects embracing the future of making things for AEC and civil infrastructure through the use of innovative and connected BIM technologies,…

Infrastructure Showcase: Co-Winners of the 2016 Sidney Freedman Craftsmanship Award

January 3, 2017 - in Articles, Featured, Showcase

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) announced co-winners of the fifth annual Sidney Freedman Craftsmanship Award, which recognizes PCI-certified plants for excellence in manufacturing and craftsmanship of architectural precast and glass fiber-reinforced…

November – December 2016 TRENDS

January 2, 2017 - in Trends

In this section, Informed Infrastructure compiles infographics from trusted sources that reveal insight on infrastructure spending. We also compile some of the top infrastructure stories that shouldn’t be missed.

Collect Data Once, Use Whenever Needed: Mobile-Mapping Systems Create Quick and Detailed 3D Models of Infrastructure

January 2, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Complete mobile-mapping systems combine sensory information into 3D models that include point clouds, imagery and geolocated data that can be used for mapping, understanding current topography and infrastructure asset management.

Final Thoughts: The Tools Are Nothing Without the Engineer

December 19, 2016 - in Articles, Column

In the September/October 2016 issue of Informed Infrastructure, I described showing up for my first day of work back in the early 1970s with my slide rule, mechanical pencil and scales. If I were to start working today, fresh out of college, I wouldn’t have…