Working Smarter, Together
Welcome to The Year in Infrastructure 2011. Within the pages of this stimulating book you will find the work of teams of engineers
and architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, owner-operators, and government agencies united by their use of innovative
technology and delivery methods to work smarter, together.
Shown are projects that are iconic and monumental, like the Hoover Dam Bypass and Panama Canal Expansion, as well as those
that are more local in scope and impact. Some projects will aid in the recovery of places devastated by a tsunami or tornadoes,
while others will provide clean water and reliable electricity to growing populations for whom such basic services had previously
been scarce. All help drive our global economy.
As never before, infrastructure professionals are leveraging information modeling through integrated projects for intelligent
infrastructure. In doing so, they are providing greater value to their clients and improving the lives of people around the world with
infrastructure that performs with higher efficiency, greater safety, and more resilience, while achieving a degree of sustainability
only possible through rigorous engineering simulation.
Infrastructure design, engineering, construction, and operations continue to change rapidly – driven by innovations and best
practices. And the organizations and professionals whose work is featured in The Year in Infrastructure 2011 are leading the way.
Not only do they dream of a better world, they work every day to achieve it.
Ben Tle Y S YS TemS, Incorpor ATeD