CivIl and Structural Happenings

Wow — there is so much information in this issue of Civil + Structural Engineer that I almost couldn’t believe it when I saw what we had planned for you.

Read our profile of William C. (Bill) Siegel, P.E., president and CEO of Kleinfelder. Here’s a guy who has done a fantastic job leading a very complex and successful firm. We also have an article on the myth of “best practices” as a required way of doing things and articles highlighting civil and structural engineering projects and technologies within a wide variety of market sectors and project types.

There’s a feature on how structural engineering giant Thornton Tomasetti is providing high-rise design expertise to engineer-of-record Brandow & Johnston on the new Los Angeles Wilshire Grand project, the tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi River; one on the University of Kansas School Of Engineering’s new advanced structural testing facilities; one on the new Life Sciences Building at Suffolk County Community College in New York, which incorporates pioneering sustainability and educational features such as interactive boards displaying the building’s sustainability data and power performance; an article on Dockside Condominiums, a luxury high-rise complex located in historic Charleston, S.C.; what Modjeski and Masters is doing leading a design-build project for improvements and maintenance on North America’s busiest international trade border infrastructure, the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit; and much, much more.

When you see all of the great stuff happening in the civil and structural engineering fields, it really provides hope for a better future and quality of life for us all. Engineers like you really make a difference. It makes me proud to be a (very) small part of this business. Thank you for what you as an engineer have done and will do in the future. We greatly appreciate your subscribing to and reading our publication.

We are always open to your suggestions. Tell us what (and whom) you would like to see featured on our pages and we’ll try our best to make it happen. Enjoy the beauty and rebirth evidenced in the fantastic spring season that is all around us and read on!

Mark C. Zweig (

Posted in | May 7th, 2015 by

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