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Spanish Insurer MAPFRE Teams with China Re on Belt & Road Initiative Cover

Spanish insurer MAPFRE said it has signed a memorandum of understanding with China Re to insure infrastructure within the belt and road initiative promoted by China. The two said they will collaborate on insuring investments related to the Belt and …

How Real-Time Bridge Monitoring Sensors Work to Detect Structural Defects

Along with flying cars and instantaneous teleportation, smart bridges, roads and subway lines that can send out warnings when they’re damaged are staples of futuristic transportation systems in science fiction. U.S.-based Sandia National Laboratories has worked with Structural Monitoring Systems, …

Insurance Underwriters See Risks, Opportunities in Speeding Up Infrastructure Projects

“We’re going to cut a lot of red tape,” President Trump said at a CEO town hall meeting as he unrolled a long, colorful flow chart showing the process required for a state government to obtain the federal permits necessary …

Costly Business Disruptor: Aging U.S. Infrastructure

When a train jumped the tracks this past week at New York’s Penn Station, the seemingly minor accident led to a cascade of exasperating delays for hundreds of thousands of commuters. When a flood forced authorities to condemn a one-lane, …