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Real time history
Real time history

A new app is under development that will provide virtual photographic archives in the palm of the hand via smartphones.

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The future of the past: 3D printing and robots
The future of the past: 3D printing and robots

While the title sounds like science fiction, advances in 3D printing and robotics provide real possibilities for constructing bridges and other types of public infrastructure.

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Dingbats: Thinking outside the postwar box apartment
Dingbats: Thinking outside the postwar box apartment

Study of post-WWII residential architecture typically focuses on minimal traditional, Ranch and split-level single-family homes. As more postwar architecture meets the 50-year guideline of the National Register, further understanding of lesser-known properties is gaining interest.

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Crowdsourcing New Deal history
Crowdsourcing New Deal history

Crowdsourcing is assisting in identifying the myriad of resources constructed under New Deal Depression-era federal work relief programs.

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Historic bridge management plans benefit owners
Historic bridge management plans benefit owners

Keeping a historic bridge in good condition is helped with good planning. A management plan identifies maintenance and rehabilitation needs and the associated costs for a set period – typically 20 years.

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Key to removal of aged infrastructure: Historic dams
Key to removal of aged infrastructure: Historic dams

Civil engineers apply rigorous study and consideration to removing infrastructure.

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Computer generated imagery and historic properties: Taliesin
Computer generated imagery and historic properties: Taliesin

CGI is an effective tool to illustrate a variety of proposed design alternatives with a range of stakeholders and assess potential effects on historic properties for Section 106 consultation.

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NPI offers seminar on historic bridges
NPI offers seminar on historic bridges

The National Preservation Institute is offering a new 2-day seminar, “Historic Bridges: Management, Regulations, and Rehabilitation.”

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3D mapping: Preservation planning and mitigation
3D mapping: Preservation planning and mitigation

Advances in 3D mapping offer a perfect complement to convey complex renderings of an entire historic district or urban park landscape.

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Never too young: Cultural resources awareness
Never too young: Cultural resources awareness

Iowa and Delaware DOTs are working with youth to create a greater awareness of our valuable cultural and environmental resources.

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