A nine-year, $600-million riverbed remediation in northeastern Wisconsin—the world’s largest river cleanup of its kind—is proving that dredging doesn’t have to be drudgery. Operating in a mode more akin to just-in-time manufacturing and with laser-like precision, contractors there are using a very efficient system of mapping, dredging and filtering river sediment as they clean up 13.3 miles of the lower Fox River near Green Bay, home to the largest concentration of pulp and paper mills in the world. Slide Show Photo: Mike Larson/ENR Photo: Mike Larson/ENR Tetra Tech’s Ray Mangrum, left, and Steve McGee, right. Over the course of the
The growing need to collect, store and analyze the huge volumes of data collected from infrastructure project stakeholders is generating a new growth area for construction-sector firms, IT vendors and professionals.