Latest Geospatial Tech Is Showcased at Annual Event

“The con-vergence of individuals, cutting-edge technologies and forward-thinking organizations shapes the digital future across coastlines, cities and entire countries.”
—Lee Corkhill, Geo Week Group Event Director, Diversified Communications

More than 3,000 professionals from 50 countries met for Geo Week at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver Feb. 11-13 to learn about technology for natural disasters, the metaverse and aerial and underwater robotics. The event showcased how the built environment integrates with advanced airborne and terrestrial technologies and those in commercial 3D. Exhibits included 3D scanners, drones, robots, virtual reality technology, artificial intelligence and digital mapping technology, while representatives from Autodesk, Bentley Systems, RIEG, Dodge Construction Network, Esri, Skanska, USGS, NOAA, Teren, WGIC and other companies and organizations shared expertise on a range of topics. The event keynote—Geospatial for Good: How Is Geospatial Technology Changing the World?—featured panelists from Esri and the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation who discussed how geospatial knowledge is being applied across disciplines to help address critical problems globally.


Funding Awarded for Part Of Fargo-Moorhead Area Flood Diversion Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, has awarded a $42.2-million contract to R.J. Zavoral & Sons Inc. to build 4.1 miles of an embankment as part of the $3-billion Fargo-Moorhead Area Flood Diversion Project along the Red River in North Dakota and Minnesota. The contract is the fourth of multiple awards for work on the 21-mile southern embankment portion of the 30-mile project, featured in the Nov. 11, 2023, issue of ENR.


The Gallery at Fort Collins

Brinkmann Constructors and architect Vaught Fye Larson Aronson, in partnership with Experience Senior Living, a Denver-based senior living developer, broke ground on a five-story memory care and assisted living facility with 27 memory care units and 117 upscale assisted living homes. The state-of-the-art facility is intended to help meet the growing need for care and housing for Colorado’s senior population.

Appaloosa Solar Project Named AGC Utah 2023 Energy Project of the Year

AGC’s Utah Chapter designated the Appaloosa Solar I project in Cedar City, Utah, as its 2023 Energy Project of the Year. Sundt Construction and BHI began work on the 24-MW solar facility in 2022 and completed it the following year. The facility is expected to generate enough clean energy to abate approximately 395,000 metric tons of carbon emissions annually.