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RICS Introduces Industry’s First BIM Certification in the UK

October 29, 2013 - in Corporate, Modeling

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has introduced the industry’s first manager certification for building information modelling (BIM). The initiative has been created in response to the industry’s need for a standard to assess the skills…

Will Offshore Wind Projects Finally Take Off in the United States?

September 23, 2013 - in Energy

In June, after years of offshore wind power projects being thwarted in the United States, the first offshore wind turbine began spinning off the U.S.…

UK Firms Gloomy About Chances of Infrastructure Recovery

September 15, 2013 - in Construction

British businesses are pessimistic about the government's ability to deliver on its plan for a long-awaited pickup in infrastructure projects, a survey…

Former Bentley Executive Brad Workman joins ZweigWhite

July 22, 2013 - in Corporate, Projects

Brad Workman has joined business consulting firm ZweigWhite as its Vice President of Technology and Special Projects. Workman brings more than 35 years of industry experience to ZweigWhite, and he is directing the firm's information technology and expansion…

The Planning Game Tackles Public Role in Successful City Planning

July 22, 2013 - in Planning

In a new book emphasizing the crucial role of the public in successful city planning, Alexander Garvin focuses on the architecture and planning of four major cities –Paris, New York, Chicago and Philadelphia. Projects that fail are “the projects that are…

$84 Million to be Invested in Pennsylvania Water Infrastructure

Governor Tom Corbett today announced the investment of $84 million in 11 drinking water and wastewater projects in 9 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). "Today the PENNVEST Board of Directors approved projects…

Autodesk Takes an Integrated Workflow Approach to Infrastructure Projects

July 16, 2013 - in Featured, Interview, Modeling

Increasingly, Autodesk is focused on connecting the different pieces within their Infrastructure Design Suite to better facilitate and coordinate the work being done across the lifecycle of infrastructure projects. Informed Infrastructure (I2) editor Matt…

Putin Pledges $43 Billion for Infrastructure

June 23, 2013 - in Transportation

President Vladimir Putin pledged on Friday that Russia would invest at least $43 billion to upgrade the country's roads and railways to help spur growth and leave a lasting legacy for generations. Russia is looking at ways to boost its economy, which is expected…

Exploring Ways of Funding the Smarter City

August 29, 2012 - in Smart Cities

The ultimate stakeholder in Smarter City initiatives is often a local authority – they alone have the responsibility to ensure the functioning and success of a city as a whole. But while some reports show that private sector sentiment is finally improving…