How New Technology Saved an Old Bridge

How New Technology Saved an Old Bridge

By John Schneidawind  For Ken Butler, senior vice president and chief bridge engineer at AECOM, restoring the nearly 90-year-old Arlington Memorial Bridge was like restoring a priceless antique.  The National Park Service-owned span was so deteriorated it ranked among...
Transitioning from Plan Sheets to BIM & 3D Design

Transitioning from Plan Sheets to BIM & 3D Design

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA The continued adoption of building information modeling (BIM), 3D design, and digital delivery means transportation design and construction professions should be prepared for a sea change in how they develop and utilize project...
The Digital Construction Technology Revolution is Here

The Digital Construction Technology Revolution is Here

By Gregory Nadeau The construction industry is entering the digital age. Technological innovation has transformed many industries—retail, auto manufacturing, media—but the construction and infrastructure segments of the economy have been slow to adapt, operating much...
Seattle’s Route 99 Tunnel Project Wins National Award

Seattle’s Route 99 Tunnel Project Wins National Award

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA The Washington State Department of Transportation’s State Route 99 Tunnel Project, which replaced the dilapidated and earthquake prone Alaskan Way Viaduct in downtown Seattle, has received the Grand Prize in the 2020 America’s...