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What the Federal Infrastructure Plan Means for Bridge Utilities

Posted by Edward Dill on Jun 25, 2018 9:02:00 AM

 

The federal government is making a huge investment in infrastructure. Under the new plan announced in early 2018, over $1.5 trillion in infrastructure spending will be spurred by investments at the federal, state, and local levels.

What are some of the standout features of the plan itself, and how will they impact the future of bridge utility work?

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Topics: Bridge Utilities, Infrastructure

4 Ways Better Infrastructure Improves the Economy at Large

Posted by Edward Dill on Mar 6, 2018 9:22:00 AM

 

Infrastructure is the backbone of any economy. Reliable infrastructure doesn’t just make life easier, it makes progress possible. An investment in better infrastructure is an investment in the present and in the future of any given society.

How does infrastructure directly affect the economy at large? Here are four ways that are worth noting.

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Topics: Infrastructure, Economy, transportation

How American Infrastructure Will Change in 2018

Posted by Edward Dill on Jan 4, 2018 9:47:00 AM

  

American infrastructure is in dire straits, depending on who you ask. There’s no question some of America’s largest infrastructure projects are due for an overhaul, and that many American cities are chronically underserved by the very infrastructure meant to help them grow.

How will infrastructure change in 2018? Which challenges will be addressed head-on, and which will take a backseat to more pressing problems?

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Topics: Infrastructure, sustainable water management.

How "The Cloud" Affects Telecom Infrastructure

Posted by Edward Dill on Dec 21, 2017 9:54:00 AM

 

The network environment is rapidly changing. Cloud-based computing is the future of telecom, and it’s having a profound impact on the way infrastructure is built and maintained.

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Topics: Telecom, Infrastructure

Telecom Bridge Infrastructure Maintenance 101

Posted by Edward Dill on Dec 12, 2017 9:07:00 AM

Telecommunications infrastructure relies on bridges to bring voice, data, and high-speed internet to people around the world. Here in the U.S., many of today’s most notable technological advancements would not be possible without continued improvement to the country’s telecom infrastructure system.

Bridge-attached telecom utilities are particularly vulnerable to the elements. Conversely, they’re typically much easier to modify than telecom utilities that are buried or otherwise inaccessible. The basis of maintaining bridge-attached utilities for telecom is simple.

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Topics: Telecom, Infrastructure, Bridges

How Bridges are Improving America's Telecom Infrastructure

Posted by Edward Dill on Oct 4, 2017 9:03:00 AM

 

Telecommunications infrastructure is an industry constantly in-flux. Since the early 1990s, the line between telephone, telecom, and IT hardware has become increasingly blurred and giants in the sector are continuously changing the landscape. Recently, a push has been made by some IT-leaders for telecom and data companies to share hardware, working together to produce a stronger network of infrastructure instead of creating mini-empires.

 

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Topics: Telecom, Infrastructure

4 Solutions for Healing America’s Infrastructure

Posted by Edward Dill on Sep 28, 2017 9:20:00 AM

 

It’s no secret that America’s infrastructure is broken. From our energy pipelines to our dams to our transit systems, no one facet of the U.S. infrastructure could reasonably be described as “cutting edge.” An infrastructure overhaul is on its way…but where should it start?

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Topics: Infrastructure

3 Countries on the Forefront of Infrastructure Innovation

Posted by Edward Dill on Aug 28, 2017 11:47:24 AM

Infrastructure encompasses a lot of disciplines. From rail to telecom, the physical infrastructure of a country is a mark of its success. The most competitive countries in the world continually challenge conventional notions of infrastructure: Its characteristics, its limitations, its impact on the natural world.

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Topics: Infrastructure

Infographic: What Makes a Truss Bridge Structurally Sound?

Posted by Edward Dill on Aug 15, 2017 9:27:00 AM

Bridges are so commonplace in our transportation infrastructure that it's easy to take them for granted. In reality, bridges are astounding feats of engineering, building upon thousands of years of design and construction heritage from around the world and constantly improved by new building technologies.

Truss bridges are one such common bridge type that we drive over every day. But what exactly makes truss bridges able to handle the weight of thousands of vehicles, every day, for decades upon decades? Take a look at our infographic and discover the parts of a truss bridge that work together to carry us safely from place to place.

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Topics: Infrastructure, Infographic

5 States Leading the Charge in Transportation Infrastructure

Posted by Edward Dill on Jul 26, 2017 10:04:00 AM

Transportation infrastructure is a huge challenge in the U.S. The federal government is in the process of evaluating the country’s most pressing infrastructure needs, but for the most part, states are responsible for managing their own infrastructure in-house. Some states take the issue more seriously than others; here are the states leading the charge in terms of innovative, forward-thinking transportation spending.

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Topics: Infrastructure