Monthly Archives: October 2014

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Barton Corner Bridge Project

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In August 2014 we completed replacement of the Barton Corner Bridge, which carries four lanes of I-95 plus two auxiliary lanes at a busy interchange with Route 2 on the Warwick/West Warwick line. Using accelerated bridge construction, we built two halves of the bridge on land adjacent to the overpass, and then moved them into place. This enabled us to build the bridge much faster compared with conventional construction methods, which would have taken twice the time. This approach also allowed us to do the work with no impact to Interstate traffic prior to installation.

10_30 Infrastructure Broadcast (Green Buildings, Bridge Construction and More)

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This GeoSpatial Stream broadcast discusses infrastructure news and videos, including a report on Green Buildings; the new Englewood Flyover train project in Chicago; a smart traffic-light network; accelerated bridge construction in Rhode Island; industry news from Esri Canada, Innovyze, Maptek and Autodesk; the upcoming Trimble Dimensions conference in Las Vegas; and more.

Kleinfelder Interview – Danny Bennett, Construction Quality Assurance Manager

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Informed Infrastructure spoke with Danny Bennett, Construction Quality Assurance Manager, at the opening of Kleinfelder’s new office in downtown Denver. Danny has been involved in the Light Rail project in Denver for the last four years and was also involved in the highway-widening project known as T-Rex. The conversation talked about the RTD Light Rail as the largest public-private partnership in the United States.

Kleinfelder Interview – Suad Cisic, Senior VP, Water Market Manager

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Informed Infrastructure spoke with Suad Cisic, Senior Vice President, Water Market Manager, at the opening of Kleinfelder’s new office in downtown Denver. Suad discussed new stormwater management efforts, such at the award-winning Alewife Stormwater Reservoir, the need to repair leaking water pipelines, and the growing trend to proactively manage water assets.

Kleinfelder Interview – Mark Colsman, Environmental Chemist and Project Manager

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Informed Infrastructure spoke with Mark Colsman, environmental chemist and project manager, at the opening of Kleinfelder’s new office in downtown Denver. The conversation about the environmental-remediation work that Kleinfelder is involved in covered their development of Conceptual Site Models with considerable data collection for decision making about the issues on the site. Increasingly, they are using real-time data sensors and data feeds to better understand underground processes.

Kleinfelder Interview – Dick Wells, Transportation Market Manager

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Informed Infrastructure spoke with Dick Wells, transportation market manager and chair of the American Council of Engineering Companies at the opening of Kleinfelder’s new office in downtown Denver. The conversation touched on some of the major projects the company has underway, the rise of public-private partnerships, mission of the American Council of Engineering Companies with a view on the health of the infrastructure business, and working on leadership development.

10_23 Europe/Africa Broadcast (INTERGEO, African Health Coverage and More)

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This GeoSpatial Stream broadcast discusses geospatial news and videos related to Europe and Africa, including the recent INTERGEO conference in Berlin; the One Million Community Health Workers Campaign in Sub-Saharan Africa; a European Commission commitment to invest in the data sector; industry news from Gfk, Euroconsult, Airbus Defence and Space and Spectrum Geo, and Headwall Photonics; images from the International Space Station; and more.

Earth Images from ESA Astronaut Alexander Gerst

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This timelapse video was made from images taken by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst orbiting Earth on the International Space Station. The video is offered in Ultra High Definition, the highest available to consumers. Be sure to change the settings in YouTube if your computer or television can handle it for the full effect. The montage is made from a long sequence of still photographs taken at a resolution of 4256 x 2832 pixels at a rate of one every second. The high resolution allowed the ESA production team to create a 3840 x 2160 pixel movie, also known as Ultra HD or 4K. Playing these sequences at 25 frames per second, the film runs 25 times faster than it looks for the astronauts in space. The artistic effects of the light trails from stars and cities at night are created by superimposing the individual images and fading them out slowly. Alexander Gerst is a member of the International Space Station Expedition 40 crew. He is spending five and a half months living and working on the ISS for his Blue Dot mission.

Kleinfelder Interview – Rod Eisenbraun, National Dam and Levee Segment Manager

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Informed Infrastructure spoke with Rod Eisenbraun, national dam and levee segment manager, at the opening of Kleinfelder’s new office in downtown Denver. The conversation covered dam creation and rehabilitation, the need for more storage with increasing droughts, the more environmentally friendly approaches these days, and hydro power as a clean power source.

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