To help inform architects, engineers, developers, industry professionals, students and interested parties, reThink Wood launched the reThink Wood Research Library.
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) recognized several professionals, groups, and companies for their outstanding contributions and dedication to ACI and the concrete industry.
A newly released white paper commissioned by NSBE, SWE, and WEPAN examines the unique challenges and opportunities black women experience in engineering.
The Steel Framing Alliance (SFA) published an update to “A Guide to Fire and Acoustic Data for Cold-Formed Steel Floor, Wall and Roof Assemblies.”
Thirteen structural steel building projects earned national recognition in the AISC’s 2017 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released two Requests for Proposal to award multiple contracts and initial task orders for the design and construction of wall prototypes.
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) signed a three-year agreement designed to support the two organizations’ mutual goals with regard to increasing diversity in engineering.
McLaren Engineering Group is expanding to a new office in downtown Orlando to better serve its Florida clients.
Environmental Systems Design, Inc. (ESD) created a new Intelligent Building Group dedicated to helping clients navigate the maze of intelligent building options and solutions.
National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program (NWIRP) drafts a new strategic plan to reduce loss of life and property from windstorms.
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan (ACEC/M) recently honored firms for engineering and surveying excellence.
Although a slim majority of insurance companies providing architects and engineers professional liability insurance saw their rates stabilize in 2016, nearly one in three experienced modest decreases in rates.
The DFI Educational Trust and the DFI Women in Deep Foundations Committee are awarding five grants.
The Portland Cement Association (PCA) urged Congress to reject the “Timber Innovation Act” introduced this week in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
Patricia M. Clayton, Ph.D., an assistant professor with the University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering’s Ferguson Structural Engineering Laboratory, is the recipient of AISC’s 2017 Milek Fellowship Award.
The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) is seeking presentations for the 2017 International Tilt-Up Convention and Expo in Miami, Sept. 28-30, 2017.
The Illinois Tollway is hosting a 2017 Professional Engineering Services Networking Event on Tuesday, March 14, in Downers Grove.
Latitude 33 Planning and Engineering is kicking off 2017 with five new project awards.
Miyamoto International, a global earthquake + structural engineering firm, opened an office in Washington, D.C.
After serving association members and the construction industry for 18 years, Bruce D’Agostino, 67, president/CEO of CMAA, announced plans to retire in 2017.
Modjeski and Masters announced its selection for two projects with the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
Construction of the first phase of an ambitious infrastructure improvement project that will deck over I-395 in the nation’s capital to create space for new businesses and residences was recently completed.
The Senate and House introduced the Timber Innovation Act, which would establish a performance-driven research and development program for advancing tall wood building construction in the United States, among other things.
KAI Design & Build was awarded a consulting contract with St. Louis Community College (STLCC) to design the new Allied Health Center on the college’s Forest Park campus.
ExxonMobil Corporation is expanding its manufacturing capacity along the U.S. Gulf Coast through planned investments of $20 billion over a 10-year period.
Gregory A. Kelly, P.E., president and chief executive officer of the U.S. and Latin America region of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, received the 2017 Foundation Award from the Beverly Willis Architectural Foundation.
Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) announced that Michael Kynett, P.E., levee safety program manager for the Engineering Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Sacramento District, is the new chair of the DFI Seepage Control Working Group.
The National Park Service (NPS), Department of the Interior awarded Michael Baker International a five-year, $30 million contract to provide environmental and safety management services to all seven regions of the Park Service
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced a new webinar on chemical admixtures for concrete has been scheduled for April 4, 2017, 1:00 pm EDT.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced its call for submissions to the 2017 Be Inspired Awards program.
New York is the world’s most expensive city to build in, according to the latest International Construction Costs report published by Arcadis.
The binational Great Lakes Commission (GLC) called for U.S. and Canadian leadership to rebuild and modernize aging water infrastructure in the Great Lakes region.
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania (ACEC/PA) awarded RETTEW a Diamond Certificate for the State Route 11 Bridge Project.
New technologies are transforming the engineering and construction (E&C) sector at an accelerated pace, according to a new report compiled by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) plans to invest more than $2 billion in roadway maintenance and highway and bridge capital projects over the next 10 years through its new Road Maintenance and Preservation (Road MaP) program.
The largest rezoning project in Manhattan since Hudson Yards in 2004 proposes zoning changes to a 78-block area of Greater East Midtown.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Office of Wastewater Management will be hosting its first webcast of the 2017 Green Infrastructure Webinar Series.
CRB announced that Ryan Schroeder, senior associate and Midwest region leader, will transition to president; Jeff Biskup, a founding partner and the company’s current president, will continue as CEO and board chairman.
The Columbus Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and USGBC Ohio announced a new location for their 2017 show.
In February 2017, Autodesk released Revit Live 1.7 (formerly Autodesk LIVE).
The Illinois Tollway announced that it is seeking firms to provide design and construction management services for 16 new contracts.
Nonresidential construction spending contracted during January, according to analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by Associated Builders and Contractors.
Commercial UAV Expo is a conference and exhibition focused on commercial UAV integration for large asset owners in select market segments.
Richard Goettle, Inc. announced that it is expanding its reach and opened a new office in West Chicago, Ill.
An estimated 300 attendees from 44 states are taking part in the 2017 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Annual Washington Briefing.
The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Standards Council selected five winning research proposals for its 2017 Small Project Fellowship Program.
The Commonwealth of Virginia accepted a proposal from Transurban to deliver an eight-mile extension of the I-395 Express Lanes.
The 2016 version of the AISC standard, Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 341-16), is now available for free downloading.
Matrix New World Engineering PC is solidifying its position as a full-service industry leader by expanding it high-definition surveying services.
Richard J. Finno, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, civil engineering professor at Northwestern University, is presenting the DFI 2017 Osterberg Memorial Lecturer at DFI’s SuperPile ’17 conference.
JQ acquired the Dallas-based structural engineering firm, Baldauf Herrin & Associates, Inc. (BHA).
Hamilton Anderson Associates, a multi-disciplinary Detroit-based design firm, will help design one of Detroit’s most historic sites.
Beaufort County’s Bluffton Parkway Phase 5A project earned a 2017 Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies in South Carolina.
Standard ASCE/SEI 55-16, Tensile Membrane Structures, provides minimum criteria for the analysis, design, and performance of membrane-covered cable and rigid member structures.
VHB announced the appointment of Mike McArdle to chief development officer and Bill Ashworth, PE, ENV SP, to chief operating officer.
PennDOT Connects expected to enhance local engagement and improve transportation-project planning, design, and delivery.
Engineering and STEM advocate Robert Johnson, S.E., talks about engineering and Engineers Week on radio show Tech Scene Chicago. Listen here to his comments.
The value of new construction starts in January climbed 12% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $690.2 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.
The Texas Transportation Commission recently heard presentations from the Texas Department of Transportation regarding the agency’s Unified Transportation Program.
A UNDP conference on the “Seismic Risk and Consequences for Northern Haiti and Vulnerable Schools” was held last week for stakeholders including the Haiti government, international agencies and the private sector.
Arcadis North America Chief Technical Officer and Executive Vice President Suthan S. Suthersan, PhD, PE, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 20 in Yardley, Pa., at the age of 60.
The Steel Deck Institute (SDI) updated five standards and made them available for free download.
Boston’s Government Center Station earned a 2017 Diamond Award in Transportation from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) in New York.
The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) is accepting entries through March 30, 2017 for its annual awards program.
Fluor Corporation was named by Fortune magazine as the top-ranked engineering and construction company in its 2017 World’s Most Admired Companies list.
Balfour Beatty welcomed more than 70 industry specialists to its head office in Canary Wharf, London, to launch the BIM4 Highways Group.
Twelve leaders from across the structural steel design, construction and academic community will be presented with awards by the American Institute of Steel Construction.
New estimates by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that U.S. driving topped 3.2 trillion miles last year.
A research study conducted on behalf of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program concludes that now more than ever public agencies should communicate under an integrated structure using strategic communications planning.
The Florida Department of Transportation, District 5 (FDOT District 5) selected Parsons to perform an interchange analysis for the conceptual layout and ultimate reconfiguration of the I-95 Interchange with LPGA Boulevard in Volusia County, Fla.
The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) updated “Design of Bypass Slip Connectors in Cold-Formed Steel Construction.
Balfour Beatty announced that it reached an agreement with its joint venture partner to sell the Group’s entire share in Dutco Balfour Beatty and BK Gulf.
In honor of Engineers Week, some of Transtec’s engineers share their inspirations, thoughts, and advice on being an engineer.
The Bayonne Bridge’s new elevated roadway opened to drivers Feb. 20.
The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Feb. 16 called on Congress to overhaul the method by which the federal Clean Air Act (CAA) sets National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its LEED in Motion: Venues report, which highlights the efforts of convention centers, sports venues, performing arts centers, community centers and public assembly spaces to transform their environmental, social and economic footprint through LEED certification.
The City of Ennis, Texas, selected Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) to develop a safety zone along the Union Pacific Railroad
HDR marked the company’s 100th anniversary at the company’s annual meeting in Denver.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners approved the agency’s largest ever $32.2 billion 2017-2026 Capital Plan.
While workers in the engineering technology (ET) field play an important role in supporting U.S. technical infrastructure and the country’s capacity for innovation, there is little awareness of ET as a field of study or category of employment in the U.S.
AECOM was named to Fortune magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the third consecutive year.
The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced residential construction statistics for January 2017
Balfour Beatty US was selected to serve as construction manager for Cleburne Independent School District’s $100 million, 500,000-square-foot update and expansion of Cleburne High School.
An analysis of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s recently released 2016 National Bridge Inventory data finds cars, trucks and school buses cross the nation’s 55,710 structurally compromised bridges 185 million times daily.
The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) held its second annual Infrastructure Day on Feb. 7-8, 2017.
Dream Big: Engineering Our World, a film for IMAX and giant-screen theaters is being released Feb. 17 across the country in conjunction with Engineers Week, Feb. 19-25 www.discovere.org/our-programs/engineers-week). The film reveals how engineers have changed both everyday lives and entire societies. Produced in partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers and presented by Bechtel […]
The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) published three new cold-formed steel framing research reports.
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) will host a Twitter chat to highlight the new ACI 301-16 Specifications for Structural Concrete.
Hill International was recognized with a 2017 Engineering Excellence Honor Award from ACEC California for its management of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Project.
In an update issued Monday evening, Feb. 13, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) said that the primary spillway continues to flow at 100,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) and Oroville Lake levels had dropped to 894’ feet.
Parsons received the 2017 Grand Award in the transportation category from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Missouri (ACEC/MO) for the Columbia I-70 Bridges design-build project.
A Feb. 8 decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to exempt the Nationwide Permit (NWP) program from a Jan. 20 Executive Order freezing regulatory activity by federal agencies will help speed the delivery of transportation projects, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) says.
Purdue University will lead research to determine why some communities recover from natural disasters more quickly than others, an effort aimed at addressing the nation’s critical need for more resilient infrastructure and to enhance preparedness.
The Amazon Wind Farm US East, powered by Avangrid Renewables at Desert Wind, is now the first commercial-scale wind farm in North Carolina.
On Feb. 6, 2017, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for preliminary engineering and other planning work for a new AirTrain connection to LaGuardia Airport.
The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) announced two call for papers for the 2018 PCI Convention & National Bridge Conference
Ware Malcomb announced construction is complete on the new Martignetti Companies corporate headquarters in Taunton, Mass.
A team of University of Colorado Boulder engineers has developed a scalable manufactured metamaterial to act as a kind of air conditioning system for structures.
Civil + Structural Engineer is seeking nominations for its sixth annual Rising Stars in Civil + Structural Engineering, recognizing younger professionals whose exceptional technical capability, leadership ability, effective teaching or research, or public service has benefited the civil or structural engineering professions, their employers, project owners, and society.