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In the Know: Week of Sept. 16-20

In The Know 09-20-2019

The A/E/C industry is ever-changing because of technology, improved processes, strategies, project delivery methods, the workforce and much more. And we love content that is educational, historical, thought-provoking and inspiring.

So we thought we’d share. Here are five articles that caught our eye this week to help keep you in the know.


HOW TO CREATE A DEEPER CONNECTION WITH YOUR CITY

Do you feel a strong connection with the city or community in which you live? Many people don’t because busy schedules and long commutes prevent them from taking time to gain experiences the city has to offer. Here are some tips for making a deeper connection with your city.


‘MEGAPROJECT’ SPENDING PROJECTED TO SPIKE

Development and construction of megaprojects in the United States—projects whose costs exceed $1 billion—continue to rise dramatically. According to an FNI report, annual construction put in place (CPiP) on megaprojects will increase nearly 600 percent over the next decade, from $50 billion to more than $350 billion.


SUE TECHNOLOGY EVOLVES, PROVIDES SOLUTIONS

Nobody likes project surprises, especially uncovering unknown utilities during the construction stage. Subsurface utility engineers locate utilities, determine conflicts and evaluate alternatives to keep projects on schedule and maintain safety. Here are the technological tools they use to perform such work.


A LOOK AT WIND ENERGY DEVELOPMENT IN THE U.S.

Last month, the American Wind Energy Association said more than 200 wind energy projects were being developed in 33 states—Texas has the most development activity. However, that activity may peak in 2020. Here’s why.


ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE USED FOR HYDROPOWER DAM PLANNING

A team of Cornell University-led researchers has used artificial intelligence to find the best locations for proposed hydropower dams in the Amazon basin of South America to reduce the overall carbon footprint.

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