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May – June 2016 TRENDS

May 31, 2016 - in Trends

No Normal Is the New Normal In KPMG’s annual Emerging Trends in Infrastructure report, all indications are for growing momentum in the infrastructure sector. The report points to new sources of capital, governments that are focused on the economic and social…

March – April 2016 TRENDS

April 3, 2016 - in Trends

New Book Provides Insight into America’s Infrastructure Henry Petrosi, professor of Civil Engineering at Duke University, wrote his 19th book, The Road…

January – February 2016 TRENDS

January 31, 2016 - in Trends

The Facts of the FAST Act The five-year transportation bill known as “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation” (FAST Act) provides more than $305…

Three Trends Shaping State and Local Contracting

December 18, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning

A new report from Onvia reviews the motivations of government agencies to prioritize procurement efficiencies and innovative technologies in 2015. Innovative and smart technology combined with efficient procurement are helping state and local government…

November – December 2015 TRENDS

November 21, 2015 - in Trends

Advancing Computational Materials Design Researchers at The Pennsylvania State University developed a new type of symmetry operation that will lead to new advanced materials, including tougher steels. The technique has a direct impact on computational materials…

Arup Event Discusses the Best Practices for Urban Water Management

November 10, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Water

SAO PAULO, Nov. 10, 2015—Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, will be hosting the event "The Future of Urban Water" on Nov. 11 and 12 in Sao Paulo. Organized together…

September – October 2015 TRENDS

September 30, 2015 - in Trends

Construction Backlog Indicator Shows Increased Activity The Association of Building Contractors (ABC) provides a quarterly update on the amount of work its members have booked in the months ahead. The latest report shows a 1-percent expansion during second-quarter…

Construction Management Software Moves More Toward Mobile Use

Construction management software helps construction companies in all aspects of their businesses, from job costing, to project management, to billing and invoicing. This infographic shows data from Capterra and Procore’srecent survey of construction businesses…

More than 89 Million Americans Will “Travel Like a Local” This Summer

July 9, 2015 - in Corporate, Transit

Washington, DC, July 9, 2015—As Americans are into their summer travel, nearly 89 million (57 percent) who plan to vacation in a U.S. city say they will use of public transportation for at least one activity this summer.  More than 156 million Americans…

May – June 2015 TRENDS

June 7, 2015 - 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. Industry Employment Rebounds and Backlogs…