Upgrading the infrastructure

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It’s not just about the quality of construction collaboration software – the infrastructure used to deliver that SaaS technology is critically important too.

BIM: bigger infrastructure muscle

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I wrote recently about SaaS construction collaboration technology vendors upgrading their hosting infrastructure , noting how 4Projects, Asite, Aconex and Conject had either already upgraded, or were in the process of upgrading their hosting facilities to keep ahead of the increased usage of their platforms.

Florida Invests Record $10.8 Billion in Infrastructure

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Florida Governor Rick Scott presented the state's FY 2018-2019 transportation budget yesterday, saying, "Transportation infrastructure plays an important role in helping support our booming economy, growing population and record numbers of visitors.

Aging infrastructure. Urban environment.

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The city of Pasadena needed to replace an aging boiler and steam turbine generator at its Glenarm Power Plant. The problem? The site was just yards away from a historic neighborhood and high school

America’s water infrastructure woes

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Simply put, the nation’s investment in its water infrastructure has been insufficient for decades and time has begun to take its toll. How to spend a trillion dollars and still not get what you need. read more. Plumbing Contractor Silver

Bentley Year in Infrastructure 2014

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AEC BIM Blogs Business/Financial Collaboration Marketing SaaS Vendors #YII2014 architecture Bentley Systems Construction construction collaboration technology Engineering London ProjectWise Year in Infrastructure 2014

Architects to policymakers: Buildings are infrastructure, too


For nearly three decades, the American public has heard ad nauseam about the dreadful condition of the nation’s infrastructure—from airports to railways to hazardous waste facilities America’s crumbling roads, decrepit bridges, aged water systems.

Infrastructure Propels Bullish Design Market

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Revenue among the region’s design firms climbed another 14% last year, led by transportation sector work that shows no signs of waning

Drone Technology Improves Infrastructure Inspections

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W hat began as a school project has turned into an exciting career for the founders of SkySpecs , an Ann Arbor-based startup that provides drone technology for the inspection of infrastructure projects, such as wind turbines, cell towers, power transmission towers, and eventually bridges. “It

A UK Bridge That Is a Lesson on How to Build Infrastructure

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This country’s infrastructure—bridges, airports, dams and levees—needs wide-scale repair and renewal

Trump Reportedly Turns Bearish on Infrastructure P3s

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Construction groups still see direct funding as key to president's expected plan

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AASHTO and AAPA Hold Infrastructure Week Briefing on Freight

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In conjunction with Infrastructure Week (May 15-19), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the

Infrastructure Investment Plans Draw Construction's Attention

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As the presidential candidates step up their campaigns, they are talking up ambitious proposals to boost funding for transportation and other infrastructure

Viewpoint: US Infrastructure Finance Needs Disruption

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Studying each major party candidate’s infrastructure plans—good intentions notwithstanding—reminds me of what it must have been like to participate in military strategy debate in 1939: There is a depressing “fighting the last war” sense to the plans

New Trump Order Aims to Speed Infrastructure Project Reviews

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Executive order also revokes 2015 Obama directive establishing flood-risk standard for infrastructure projects

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Engineers Rise to Challenge to Deliver Ideas for Infrastructure Innovation

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The American Society of Civil Engineers Innovation Contest addresses the ASCE’s Grand Challenge, which tasks civil engineers to significantly enhance the performance and life-cycle value of infrastructure by 2025

Infrastructure Megaprojects: Looking For Legacies

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Infrastructure Building public trust while building transportation is more vital than ever in tough era of funding challenges.

New Infrastructure Funding Idea

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Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), chairwoman of Senate’s surface transportation subcommittee, unveiled legislation this week that would temporarily take freight cargo and passenger revenue from Customs and Border Patrol and funnel it towards the ailing Highway Trust Fund. Estimates are the fund will be short $107 billion by 2026, which is financed by federal gas taxes


Googlizing Infrastructure

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The question for the built industry - and the professionals who deliver planning, design, and construction services is how do we googlize the infrastructure we deliver for our clients? As you read the article think in terms of how arming your clients with "Big Data" related to the infrastructure you deliver. Big data is having a big impact on business and the internet.

AGC, Manufacturers Push New Infrastructure Funding Coalition

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The Associated General Contractors of America and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) have laid the groundwork for a new coalition to advocate for increased infrastructure funding

CLT for Enduring Green Construction Infrastructure

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A rendering of architect Shigeru Ban’s Terrace House. The hybrid residential building will be made of cross-laminated timber, concrete and steel. Source: PortLiving.

Harvard Program Pushes Sustainable Infrastructure in Urban Planning

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A Harvard University graduate school of design program has published a guidebook for municipalities in how to take an integrated approach to designing and building sustainable infrastructure in concert with urban planning

EPA Awards Flint, Mich., $100 Million for Water Infrastructure

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EPA has awarded Flint, Michigan, $100 million to improve its drinking water infrastructure as part of the water infrastructure bill approved by Congress last year The U.S.

Underground Infrastructure Mapping Technology Launches in Chicago

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. . Last week City Digital , a Chicago-based UI LABS collaboration, announced it has developed the underlying technology components to create a new underground infrastructure mapping (UIM) platform. The platform will generate, organize, visualize, and store 3D underground infrastructure data, saving cities and utilities millions of dollars in construction and planning processes

Trump's Big Win: Less Regulation, More Infrastructure?

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Voters have now decided who will occupy the White House and control Congress, and weighed in on scores of local project funding and ballot issues; now awaited are details on how the changes will affect construction

Chicago Metro Unveils Infrastructure Website

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Infrastructure Agency hopes to spur public involvement in project planning.

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Trump Talks Up Infrastructure With Unions

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President Trump continues to court construction unions, telling the North America’s Building Trades Unions annual legislative conference that he wants to rebuild infrastructure, streamline project permitting and reduce undocumented labor

Airport Infrastructure Needs Pegged at Nearly $100 Billion

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Airports face an annual $10-billion shortfall to meet their rising infrastructure needs, which total $99.9 billion over the next five years, an airport group says in a new report

Mechanical industry enthusiastic about Trump infrastructure proposal

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President Donald Trump has proposed investing $1 trillion in infrastructure improvements in the coming years, with approximately $200 billion of that being direct federal funding

US Infrastructure Push Is Driving More Merger Activity Among AEC Firms, New Survey Says

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companies to boost their labor pool and add infrastructure clout New industry survey says large foreign firms may increase their pursuit of U.S.

FAA Announces $527.8 Million Airports Infrastructure Grants

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million in airport infrastructure grants to 584 airports across the United States as part of the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced the Federal Aviation Administration will award $527.8

Los Angeles Aims to Unify a Complex Water Infrastructure

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Years of drought and threats to infrastructure resiliency spur a major planning effort

Wastewater Infrastructure Needs $271 Billion: EPA

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Trump Talks Up Infrastructure Plan, Highlights Waterways

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Industry welcomes speech, though short on details, that spotlights waterways needs

Orange County moves forward with energy infrastructure upgrades

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Years of financial constraints have led Orange County to issues with its HVAC systems and facilities. read more. Plumbing Contractor

How Badly Has Hurricane Harvey Damaged Texas Infrastructure?

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With roads, rail and airports down, and water still rising, assessing damage will prove difficult. Clearly, the situation. is dire," says one Houston subcontractor

Trump Infrastructure Panel's End Seen Unlikely to Harm Funding Plan

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Council was created in July by executive order, but no members had been appointed