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Evan Milberg

Evan Milberg is an editor at SmartBrief whose newsletters cover transportation, infrastructure, construction and other sectors.

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Can the US get the strategy right for high-speed rail?
Can the US get the strategy right for high-speed rail?

The US has an opportunity to transform public transit through high-speed rail. But public transit leaders warn that won't happen unless the funding strategy avoids mistakes of the past.

Q&A: How a WiFi alternative can benefit construction
Q&A: How a WiFi alternative can benefit construction

Traditional WiFi comes with a wide range of challenges for large construction sites. Citizens Broadband Radio Service presents a new wireless connectivity option for construction operations

Strong data ecosystem key to unlocking potential of digital twins
Strong data ecosystem key to unlocking potential of digital twins

Digital twins have potential to transform the built environment and help companies and cities accurately measure carbon emissions. But an ecosystem of digital twins cannot survive without rich data and an open-source platform to share it.

Concrete convention showcases latest research on AI, 3D printing
Concrete convention showcases latest research on AI, 3D printing

AI and 3D printing are hot topics in the concrete industry. Efforts to expand the industry's use of those technologies start with academic research. Some of that research was showcased at the American Concrete Institute's recent virtual convention.

Concrete pros share ways to optimize project productivity
Concrete pros share ways to optimize project productivity

During the American Concrete Institute's Virtual Concrete Convention, experts emphasized the importance of constructability and material selection to optimize productivity.

A look at the outlook for Caribbean infrastructure financing
A look at the outlook for Caribbean infrastructure financing

Caribbean infrastructure has suffered at the hands of many natural disasters, which are getting worse as climate change intensifies. How can investors be assured the end-use asset they're funding will be protected?

5 public sector technologies to watch
5 public sector technologies to watch

There are many technologies that help public works professionals deliver critical services. Here are five that are trending.

3 under-the-radar opportunities for construction, design firms
3 under-the-radar opportunities for construction, design firms

The coronavirus pandemic has forced builders and designers to think outside the box. Here are three strategies that warrant consideration.

Are we talking about infrastructure the right way?
Are we talking about infrastructure the right way?

Most discussions about infrastructure center around projects, not people. Industry observers say that needs to change.

Coronavirus pandemic creates challenges for building departments
Coronavirus pandemic creates challenges for building departments

As we inch closer to a hurricane season, many local building departments don't have the means to conduct inspections remotely during the coronavirus pandemic.

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