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Structural Solutions: Picking Partners to Manage Risk

May 31, 2016 - in Column

In the previous issue of Informed Infrastructure, I wrote about how sometimes things happen in our lives that help us do better and avoid trouble later in life. The scout-leadership training obstacle course I talked about did just that (see “Managing Risk…

National Water Company and AAA Washington Partner to Offer Affordable Water & Sewer Line Protection Insurance

May 12, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

SEATTLE, May 12, 2016—Many homeowners are unaware that their homeowners insurance doesn't cover the repair or replacement of underground water and sewer…

Flood Risk Can be Higher with Levees than Without Them

February 11, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning, Stormwater

People living behind levees on floodplains may not be as immune to flood damage as they think, according to results of a study led by the University of…

New Coastal Flood Risk Model for the UK

February 9, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning, Stormwater

Flooding from the sea represents a major threat to the UK; this was demonstrated most recently during the winter of 2013/14, when widespread flooding and damage occurred around much of the coastline. Whilst major advances have helped us to better assess flood…

Cardno’s Subsurface Utility Engineering Boosts Risk Management

February 5, 2016 - in Corporate, Electric Grid, Maintenance, Modeling

Mapping underground utilities using the latest technology and proven methods more readily pinpoints underground conflicts and mitigates the risks of change orders and project delays. Cardno senior project manager Rhett Sloan will discuss the benefits of subsurface…

Overseeing Cleanups, ADOT Looks Out for the Environment

PHOENIX, Jan. 27, 2016—When fuel and other hazardous materials spill along our highways, the Arizona Department of Transportation makes sure the messes are cleaned up properly ‒ and that taxpayers aren’t stuck with the bill. During 2015, ADOT’s Hazardous…

Stormwater and Graywater Offer Alternative Water Sources, But Guidelines Needed on Their Safe Use, New Report Says

December 16, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Design/Engineering, Water

WASHINGTON – In the face of drought and major water shortages, the U.S. is increasingly turning to alternative water sources like stormwater and graywater, but guidelines and research on their risk to public health and the environment are needed to support…

The Himalayan Times Reveals Miyamoto’s Purpose in Nepal

December 9, 2015 - in Buildings, Corporate, Maintenance

Eight months after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal, Dr. Kit Miyamoto sits down with the Himalayan Times to discuss what the future holds for reconstruction in Nepal – what works and what doesn’t. "I think engineers here have a really fantastic foundation,…

Executive Corner: Emerging Risk Trends and Best- Practices Management for A/E Firms

November 21, 2015 - in Column

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

New Integrations with Visual Command Center Enhance Alert, Assess, and Act Capabilities

September 28, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Maintenance

Lansing, Mich., Sept. 28, 2015—IDV Solutions, LLC, today announced new integrations to Visual Command Center, its command center software platform. The integrations empower organizations to know early about operational risk events, assess developing situations,…