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New York City Expands Sewer Monitoring Devices

August 30, 2013 - in Projects, Wastewater, Water

Last year, the New York Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) installed 21 remote sewer monitoring devices at strategic locations in Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. The DEP recently installed 25 additional devices throughout the city and is preparing…

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…

Argon Design Demonstrates Bridge Condition Monitoring Technology

July 29, 2013 - in Projects, Sensors, Transportation

Argon Design just demonstrated a sensored bridge that uses the Weightless wireless protocol  that uses old television spectrum for real-time condition…

The MAP-21 Change to Bridge Guidelines Holds Promise to Correct a Grave Deficiency

June 19, 2013 - in Projects, Transportation

Transportation funding is at the core of the problem with deficient bridges throughout the United States. The Government Accountability Office understands that there is a problem, and have issued reports in the past about the country's bridge safety program.…

The Evolution of Design – From 2D to 3D to 4D

June 16, 2013 - in Smart Cities

Like any current architectural project, the Egyptian pyramids required the designers and craftsmen to overcome significant technical challenges. The demands for precise geometry, the complex network of internal passages and the sheer scale required detailed…

Bentley Releases Assetwise Ivara Performance Management Version 7.0

Bentley announced the release of its AssetWise Ivara Performance Management 7.0 software for infrastructure asset reliability improvement at the Ivara Reliability Leadership Summit 2013 this week. The new version provides additional global reach and software…

The New Real Estate Location, Near Public Transportation

March 26, 2013 - in Transportation

A study released by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and NAR reveals that during the last recession, residential property values performed 41 percent better on average if they were located near public transportation with high-frequency…

America’s Infrastructure Grade Up to a D+

March 19, 2013 - in Analysis, Projects, Renewal/Retrofit

The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced its endorsement of the 2013 Report Card for American’s Infrastructure that was released today by the American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE). A slight uptick occurred in the 2013 Report Card’s…

America's Infrastructure Grade Up to a D+

March 19, 2013 - in Analysis, Projects, Renewal/Retrofit

The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced its endorsement of the 2013 Report Card for American’s Infrastructure that was released today by the American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE). A slight uptick occurred in the 2013 Report Card’s…

ARCHIBUS Connects Facility Operations to Sustainability

February 5, 2013 - in Facility Management, Interview

It’s widely reported that the inefficient energy use of building accounts for 40% or more of CO2 emissions in the United States as compiled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. With that number in mind, many organizations have placed a greater emphasis…