"Telemedicine" for infrastructure being developed 
Drones survey infrastructure and take aerial images, then computer analysis determines where urgent repairs are needed. This is a project underway involving the University of New Mexico, San Diego State University and BAE Systems, with the intent of creating "a more efficient model for infrastructure assessment." Christopher Lippitt, a researcher at UNM, said, "I like to call it telemedicine for infrastructure."American City Business Journals/Albuquerque, N.M. (3/11)
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Selling your business? Here are 7 things you should do now.
If you're considering selling your business, you should be doing everything you can to get the best possible price. In just 7 simple steps you can improve your chances of attracting buyers and getting big bucks for your business. Read the article and learn the 7 steps.

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Training in stages key to BIM success 
Training is the key to successful introduction of building information modeling, writes Global eTraining CEO Susan Brattberg. Tackling the process in four stages, beginning with developing a baseline of BIM software essentials, can help you rise above the competition. LinkedIn (3/10)
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Autodesk touts BIM for Middle East railways 
Autodesk will be presenting its building information modeling solutions to the Middle East. This week, the company will demonstrate at a rail conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on the ways BIM can help nations in the region build and sustain rail infrastructure. Trade Arabia (Bahrain) (3/9)
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How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

Advanced Construction Methods
State's largest single-arch span created challenges 
The largest single-arch span in the state of Oregon was recently installed. Engineers and contractors on the project, which crossed the Willamette River, faced numerous challenges, including an original plan to reuse steel from the old bridge. The 2,000-foot-long span used a new process called construction management-general contracting and cost $152 million to complete. Engineering News-Record (3/16)
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Research: Plastic waste used to reinforce concrete 
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Researchers at James Cook University in Australia have shunned steel and successfully reinforced concrete with plastic waste. They "were able to get more than a 90% saving on CO2 emissions and fossil fuel usage compared to using the traditional steel mesh reinforcing," said lead researcher Rabin Tuladhar. The process won't be used in heavy construction in the near future but could be used for footpaths and drainage pits. The Inquisitr (3/11)
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Model demonstrates 3D printing on a new scale 
A 12-by-12-by-9-foot 3D-printed polymer structure called Bloom demonstrates the potential for architectural planning and visualization technology in 3D printing. The structure, a product of 3D Systems DDD, mixes polymers with cement and fiber to achieve light weight and high resolution with the use of available technology. Nasdaq.com (3/10)
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Get rid of subtle signals that can undermine team performance 
Subtle signals from managers can have a profound effect on their teams, research shows, leading to suboptimal performance. One remedy is using abundant, clear communications to help minimize perceived negative signals. PlantServices.com