Industry experts and government officials fear that when President Donald Trump’s proposed $1 trillion infrastructure plan is finally “laid out,” water infrastructure projects could largely be “left out.”read more
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The Medical Area Total Energy Plant distributes steam, chilled water and electricity to several hospitals within the Longwood Medical Area. The plant can operate independently for up to 10 days during natural gas service interruptions while still meeting its customers’ energy needs.
An increasing number of cities and building developers are looking at the concept of microgrids as a means of achieving a more localized, efficient and resilient energy generation mix.read more
Infrastructure failures are always costly, dangerous and often disastrous. They are occurring all too often these days and are simply symptomatic of the overall state of the country’s infrastructure.read more
Parking meters, information signs, CCTV, traffic signals – almost everywhere that you look in a modern city, there’s a microchip embedded device, connecting to what has now become known as the all-encompassing Internet of Things. Although we often overlook the fact, cities are, in essence, huge and complex businesses.read more
A memorable cartoon shows a store with two tables, one labeled “Toys for Normal Children,” the other labeled “Toys for Gifted Children.” The former had no customers; the latter was three deep.read more
A multi-billion-dollar investment is about to be made in public safety infrastructure throughout the United States and every community in America will be impacted. A contract valued at $6.5 billion for the first five years of its 25-year term has been awarded to U.S.read more
In the United States, 101 million square feet of new construction is already underway. These new structures will define and have the potential to transform our urban spaces, making cities smarter. But are we allowing the evolution of “living” buildings to emerge and create smarter, more resilient urban spaces?read more
For some, a power outage is a reminder of our dependence on aging infrastructure. For others, it can be life-threatening. Continuity in daily utilities can be absolutely critical when the public’s health is at stake, which is why medical centers are always looking for ways to increase their resiliency.read more
Transportation planners today face a ton of challenges as they work to build efficient, safe, and sustainable urban transportation systems.read more
Cyber stalkers present serious threats to businesses, governmental entities and organizations of all types. The ever-present danger is said to be increasing at an alarming pace, and because the aftermath of any cyberattack is so devastating and costly, technology changes are occurring at a dizzying pace.read more