Hosted by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and its members and partners, the structural steel industry’s ninth annual SteelDay on Sept. 15 offers the opportunity for AEC professionals, students and others to gain insight into the work, experience and accomplishments of the U.S. structural steel industry
Customers who have their Autodesk subscription with IMAGINiT Technologies now have access to the latest updates for the IMAGINiT Utilities for Autodesk Revit 2018 and IMAGINiT Utilities for Autodesk Civil 3D 2018.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced the finalists in the 2017 Be Inspired Awards program. The annual awards honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world.
Simpson Strong-Tie donated $50,000 to Clemson University’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute. The Institute brings together foresters, architects, engineers and other building industry professionals to design advances in wood-based products.
The U.S. Department of Transportation provided a list of 10 proposed FY 2017 FASTLANE Small Project grant awards totaling $78.88 million to the authorizing committees of jurisdiction for a 60-day Congressional review period.
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced its financial results for the third fiscal quarter ending June 30, 2017.
AECOM reported third quarter revenue of $4.6 billion. Net income and diluted earnings per share were $101 million and $0.64 in the third quarter, respectively.
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is now implementing the use of ShakeCast, a program created by the U.S. Geological Survey. The ShakeCast program will enable the nearly 300 trained ODOT employees to quickly determine which bridges to inspect first after an earthquake.
The Dodge Momentum Index fell in July, dropping 3.3% to 135.0 (2000=100) from its revised June reading of 139.6. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning.
The Samsung Americas Headquarters (Device Solutions) in San Jose, Calif., earned national recognition in the 2017 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS2).
George K. Burke, P.E., D.GE, is the recipient of DFI’s highest award to an individual, the Distinguished Service Award (DSA).
Lafarge Canada Inc. and Metro Vancouver have reached a three-year agreement that will see drinking water treatment residuals from the Seymour Capilano Filtration Plant be used as a material in cement manufacturing.
NV5 Global, Inc., a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions, reported financial results for the second quarter ended July 1, 2017. Total Revenues for the second quarter of 2017 were $85.1 million, a 48.9% increase from the second quarter of 2016.
Using biological materials as flame retardants, defining the characteristics of soil liquefaction during earthquakes and collecting disaster data with aerial drones are among the 12 disaster resilience research projects awarded just over $6 million by the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) developed and released the Touch-Up and Repair of Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel online video series. These six short videos detail the specifications and methods used to touch-up and repair hot-dip galvanized steel.
Otak, Inc., an award-winning engineering, urban design, architecture, planning, and project management firm, announced the acquisition of Loris and Associates, Inc. (LORIS), a Superior, Colo.-based civil and structural engineering firm.
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. and CH2M HILL Companies Ltd. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Jacobs will acquire all of the outstanding shares of CH2M in a cash and stock transaction with an enterprise value (EV) of approximately $3.27 billion, including approximately $416 million of CH2M net debt.
Modjeski and Masters announced the start of construction on the new I-74 bridges connecting the Quad Cities region across the Mississippi River.
Bentley Systems announced that its most recent update of AutoPIPE CONNECT Edition now supports ASME B31J piping code document calculations.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a proposal to facilitate public-private partnerships (P3s) in public transportation.
Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) announced four keynote speakers for the 42nd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, being held in New Orleans, Louisiana, Oct. 24-27, 2017.
More than 2,000 engineers, architects, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and material representatives from around the world are expected to convene at the Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, Anaheim, Calif., Oct. 15-19, 2017, to collaborate on concrete codes, specifications and standards.
Even a single urban tree can help moderate wind speeds and keep pedestrians comfortable as they walk down the street, according to a new University of British Columbia study that also found losing a single tree can increase wind pressure on nearby buildings and drive up heating costs.
NV5 Global, Inc. was awarded two infrastructure contracts totaling approximately $6 million in fees from public agencies in Florida and California.
American Electric Power announced a major clean energy project, Wind Catcher Energy Connection, that will provide nearly 9 million megawatt-hours of new wind energy annually to its customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.
Morgan State University announced the award of a three-year, $750,000 grant from Intel Corporation to support the University’s continued efforts to educate students in the engineering disciplines and prepare graduates to make immediate contributions to science-, technology-, engineering- and math- (STEM-) related fields.
KAI Texas celebrated completion of The Cedars at Carver Park and The Villas on the Strand public housing communities in Galveston, Texas.
The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI), in cooperation with the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, are co-sponsoring the 25th Short Course on Cold-Formed Steel Structures in St. Louis in October.
The I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project, a roadway reconstruction project in Central Florida and one of the most complex and extensive infrastructure projects in the United States, received the Envision Platinum award from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure.
The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) announced the results of its quarterly CONFINDEX survey showing that the overall CONFINDEX reading declined by more than 5 percent during the second quarter and is up less than 2 percent on a year-over-year basis.
State department of transportation projects that used high-tech tools like Bluetooth sensors to make work zones safer and that improved pedestrian access to heavily traveled corridors were winners in the mid-America regional America’s Transportation Awards competition.
Arcadis acquired E2 ManageTech (E2), an enterprise technology solutions firm providing information technology and business services for the environmental, health and safety (EHS) information market.
Architectural and engineering firms, structural steel companies, general contractors and owners are encouraged to enter their steel-framed building projects in the 2018 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS2) Awards competition.
Acrow Bridge, an international bridge engineering and supply company, designed and provided a temporary bridge for use as a detour during the replacement of an obsolete structure on Interstate 34 in Chariton, Iowa.
QLH, a water resources consulting firm based in Port Orange, Fla., joined architectural-engineering consulting firm Mead & Hunt on July 1.
Jenell Fairman, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, HCC, senior project manager at CORE Planning Strategies, Indianapolis, joined the board of the Indiana Structural Engineers Association as a director.
The Mid-Atlantic Steel Framing Alliance (MASFA) updated its website, www.masfa.com, to reflect a new look and improved functionality.
Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions, a developer and operator of infrastructure projects for the college and university market within the U.S., along with Provident Resources Group, announced that construction has begun on the first phase of a dynamic mixed-use project for the University of Oklahoma.
Acrow Bridge, an international bridge engineering and supply company, designed and provided a permanent bridge to Mocon Construction for vehicle and pedestrian use in the Keahua Arboretum in the Keahua State Forest in Kauai.
BUILDing Forward, an exhibition sponsored by the Autodesk BUILD Space, explores the innovation around “making” in the building and infrastructure industries — both material fabrication and larger construction.
Autodesk’s Structural Precast Extension for Revit 2018 is a BIM-centric offering for modeling and detailing precast concrete elements.
Cloud-based structural engineering software provider SkyCiv added new design functionality to its cloud software that allows U.S. structural and civil engineers to check their structural designs against AISC 360-10 regulations for steel buildings.
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has turned to a space-age technique to repair and strengthen girders on two Interstate 17 bridges in Phoenix.
The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Blast Design of Cold-Formed Steel Components, Walls and Roof Systems” on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. ET.
ASTM International debuted a new learning management system (LMS) designed to enhance user experience and functionality.
STV earned top honors from the Construction Management Association of America’s (CMAA) Mid-Atlantic Chapter for the firm’s role in the restoration and expansion of Rowan University’s downtown Camden campus.
Long-time T.Y. Lin International engineer, Dennis Jyh-Yeu Jang, P.E., S.E., passed away unexpectedly from heart failure on June 13, 2017.
On July 6th, The Harman Group, a firm specializing in structural engineering, parking planning and design and construction engineering, celebrated the groundbreaking of the residential tower portion of 700 Jackson Street, a 14-story mixed-use building, located in Hoboken, N.J.
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) accepted sole operation of the Adhesive Anchor Installer certification program after working jointly with the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) as a formal cosponsor for more than five years.
The American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) published new guide specifications on Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) and construction of road tunnels.
Pennsylvania’s Public-Private Partnership (P3) board approved two projects – one that will establish a wetland mitigation bank to offset environmental impacts from construction or development projects, and another to pursue transit oriented development.
Safer historic buildings and more jobs for the timber industry are the goals of a partnership between an Oregon State University structural engineering researcher and a newly formed nonprofit group in Corvallis, Oregon.
Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Commissioner Joe McGuinness kicked off Indiana’s Next Level Roads initiative.
The Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures (CCFSS) at the Missouri University of Science and Technology issued a call for papers for its biennial International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures
The I-595 Corridor Improvements Project in Florida and David Spector, director of the Colorado High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE), were recognized as models of excellence in innovative transportation financing by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association
Global earthquake and structural engineering firm Miyamoto International opened a Bogotá, Colombia office to share its expertise and better serve new and existing clients in South America.
Ware Malcomb announced the firm’s CEO and artist, Lawrence R. Armstrong, has designed a first-of-its-kind Post 9-11 War Memorial to honor the military service men and women who have lost their lives in the war on terror.
Five full-scale mass timber fire tests in a multi-story apartment building have been completed with promising results.
KAI Texas, partnering with the San Antonio Housing Authority and developer McCormack Baron Salazar, recently completed the first phase of a new mixed-income residential development.
State department of transportation projects that greatly improved safety for transit commuters and revolutionized the way it collected tolls across an entire state are among the winners in the northeast regional America’s Transportation Awards competition.
The DC Water board of directors approved the authority’s largest contract to date for the design and construction of the Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT).
The Central 70 Project will remove the 53-year old I-70 viaduct in central Denver, lower a section of I-70 below grade, and construct a 4-acre park over the interstate in the Elyria and Swansea neighborhoods.
Leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Standardization Organization recently entered into an agreement with the American Concrete Institute (ACI) to cooperate toward a better understanding and use of concrete and cementitious materials in civil infrastructure.
Ohio Department of Transportation’s I-270/US 33 Interchange, designed by CH2M, received the 2017 ODOT/ACEC Partnering Award for Excellence in Highway Design in the Best Urban Project category.
Gresham, Smith and Partners announced the official groundbreaking for an expansion and renovation of the emergency department and patient tower at Florida Hospital Waterman.
The Chicago market claimed the top spot with 66 percent of its space qualified as green certified according to the fourth annual Green Building Adoption Index study by CBRE and Maastricht University.
HDR’s newest publication, “Data-Driven Design,” illuminates the consulting group’s computational design process and how it connects the built environment with predictive analytics and operational design.
The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) presented four Design Excellence awards and one Innovative Detail award.
ClearEdge3D, developers of the Verity construction verification software and EdgeWise automated modeling software, acquired Pericept, a construction verification software firm.
The American Institute of Steel Construction’s (AISC) 15th Edition Steel Construction Manual is now available.
In partnership with the UK’s University of Lancaster, aerial mapping company Bluesky launched a tool that can be used to predict the likelihood of trees falling on essential infrastructure.
Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, announced formation of a collaborative UK Strategic Design Consultant Partnership with Atkins, Mott MacDonald and WSP.
Data Visualization Intelligence, Inc. (DVI) launched their Vantage Point solution for corporations looking to improve their travel programs in new and unexpected ways.
For their commitment to environmental responsibility and its leadership in the Long Island Business community on issues related to responsible design and construction the firm of H2M architects + engineers received the 2017 Theodore Roosevelt Preservation Award from Old Westbury College Foundation, Inc.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) published the Draft Environmental Impact Statement review (DEIS) for the Hudson Tunnel Project
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the Federal Aviation Administration will award $230 million in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants for 104 airports and $105.3 million in airport infrastructure grants to 133 airports across the United States.
AECOM and Shimmick Construction announced a definitive agreement for AECOM to acquire Shimmick, an established company in the California and Western U.S. heavy civil construction market.
Terracon announced its acquisition of Dente Engineering, located in the Albany, N.Y., area.
The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) published AISI D310-17, “Design Examples for the Design of Profiled Steel Diaphragm Panels Based on AISI S310-16.”
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District selected the joint venture team of CH2M and Burns & McDonnell as one of six firms to share an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to support BUILDER Sustainment Management System (SMS) facility condition assessment services globally.
Swiss researchers from the National Research Programme “Resource Wood” have developed a type of concrete that largely consists of wood.
On June 29 in the top floor main conference room, filled with proud parents and students, H2M architects + engineers CEO and President Rich Humann, P.E. awarded six H2M architects + engineers STEM (Science, Technical, Engineering, or Math) Scholarships.
The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has mapped out a decade-long plan designed to rebuild decayed roads and replace structurally deficient bridges all across the state.
Studies conducted by Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) show that many bridges are actually significantly more stable than might be expected, often rendering costly restoration work unnecessary.
The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has been reaccredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under its recently revised operating procedures for documenting consensus on AISI-sponsored American National Standards.
Hayward Baker Inc. announced the opening of a new office location in Charlotte, N.C.
StandardVision, LLC, a provider of architecturally integrated media installations, consulted with AC Martin and subcontracted with Turner Construction to design, manufacture and install all integrated LED media displays and narrative LED lighting throughout the façade of the Wilshire Grand Center.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program through a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) in the Federal Register.
Sound Transit announced that construction on the East Link light rail extension is now underway in the center lanes of the Homer M. Hadley floating bridge across Lake Washington.
MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota, at the MTA Genius Transit Challenge Conference, responded to Governor Cuomo’s challenge by announcing he will conduct a top-to-bottom audit to overhaul the organization and present a plan within 60 days to modernize the subway system.
The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) issued new certification program requirements for its Bridge and Highway Metal Component Manufacturers Program and the Sophisticated Paint Endorsement
Modjeski and Masters announced its selection as prime consultant by the Michigan Department of Transportation for the anchor link and gusset plate replacement on the first Blue Water Bridge.
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, along with Kyle Schneweis, director of the newly created Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), unveiled the new name and logo for the Department of Transportation.
Design, planning, and surveying firm WGI joined forces with award-winning parking consulting and structural engineering provider Carl Walker, Inc.
Hines, an international real estate firm, announced start of construction on the 60-story, 698-unit Wolf Point East luxury apartment tower.
State department of transportation projects that restored essential highways following devastating landslides and improved safety for motorists and wildlife are among the winners in the western regional America’s Transportation Awards competition.
Cities across the country are showing leadership in promoting renewable electricity, low-carbon transportation, and energy efficiency, according to preliminary results of a survey jointly conducted by The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES).
The Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) has released the second edition of its Tall Building Initiative Guidelines for Performance-Based Seismic Design of Tall Buildings.
Earthquakes are estimated to cost the nation $6.1 billion annually in building stock losses, according to an updated report published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) science on earthquake hazards was a critical component to this analysis.
The seventh annual Arcadis Global Construction Disputes Report 2017, Avoiding the Same Pitfalls, reveals the average value of construction disputes in North America was lower than in most parts of the world in 2016.