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2016 Report Card for Florida’s Infrastructure

Monday, July 25th, 2016
Florida state classifications of sandy shorelines

Florida’s economy relies heavily on its beaches, the state’s “invisible” coastal infrastructure that protects Florida’s communities. Most of the public view beaches as places where they can participate in outdoor recreational activities. Florida beaches represent its leading tourist destination with about 810 million “day visits” to its beaches annually. This number more than double the number of “day visits” made annually to all U.S. National Parks combined.

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Utah DOT: Talking Orange – Aeronautics Division

Thursday, July 21st, 2016
Utah DOT: Talking Orange – Aeronautics Division

We visit the Salt Lake International Airport where the Utah Department of Transportation Division of Aeronautics is headquartered. Director Pat Morley explains what they do and why it’s so important to UDOT’s mission of innovating transportation solutions that strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance quality of life.

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Washington, DC: Reagan National Airport Celebrates 75 Years

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
Washington, DC: Reagan National Airport Celebrates 75 Years

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is celebrating 75 years of service to the nation’s capital.

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Water Efficiency Management Strategies for Airports

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
Exhibit 1. Types of facilities and end uses.

AIRPORT COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM
As major consumers of water, airports have an obligation to be responsible environmental stewards in the community by increasing the efficiency of their water use and decreasing the amount of energy they spend to heat and pump that water. These changes can lower airports’ costs, improving the financial as well as the environmental sustainability of their operations.

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A Policymaker’s Guide to Digital Infrastructure

Friday, May 20th, 2016
Table 1: Typology of Transportation Infrastructure

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION FOUNDATION (ITIF)
Infrastructure has always been important to nations’ economic growth and success, but the infrastructure needed for today’s economy is rapidly changing with advances in information and communications technology (ICT). This new infrastructure—some of it hybrid infrastructure that integrates both physical and digital aspects, some of it pure digital infrastructure—is critical to delivering the next wave of innovation and economic growth to all but the very poorest of nations.

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ACEC 2016 Engineering Excellence Award Winner: San Francisco Air Traffic Control Tower

Thursday, April 28th, 2016
ACEC 2016 Engineering Excellence Award Winner: San Francisco Air Traffic Control Tower

WASHINGTON, D.C. — San Francisco International Airport’s gleaming new air traffic control tower has won the 2016 “Grand Conceptor” Award signifying the year’s most outstanding engineering achievement in the 49th Annual Engineering Excellence Awards—a national juried competition sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

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Louisville, CO: Aerial Footage of the US 36 Diverging Diamond Interchange

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
Louisville, CO: Aerial Footage of the US 36 Diverging Diamond Interchange

The Colorado DOT took to the skies to show off the magnificent infrastructure of the diverging diamond interchange at the intersection of US 36 and McCaslin Boulevard.

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Washington, DC: Blizzard at Dulles International Airport

Friday, January 29th, 2016
Washington, DC: Blizzard at Dulles International Airport

Views from the ramp tower at Dulles International Airport as heavy snow and high winds affect snow removal operations at the A-gates and B-gates below.

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Chicago, IL: O’Hare Airport Time Lapse

Friday, January 1st, 2016
Chicago, IL: O’Hare Airport Time Lapse

During a recent trip to Chicago, I captured some beautiful time lapses of the very very busy Chicago airport. This airport has a massive traffic jam of plans going all over the place. I tried to capture some of the insane amount of planes in the time lapse.

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Report Card for Alabama’s Infrastructure

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
Report Card for Alabama

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS (ASCE)
ALABAMA SECTION
The bad news is that Alabama’s infrastructure has some challenges that you should know about before it’s too late to keep these systems from breaking down. Infrastructure deteriorates every single day as it ages, just as our bodies do, and many of these critical systems are reaching the end of their useful life…The good news is there are solutions to all these challenges , and we can raise Alabama’s infrastructure grades. By learning more today about the conditions of the infrastructure you use every day, you too can help raise the grade.

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