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.
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.
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
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.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released the Northeast Corridor (NEC) FUTURE Record of Decision (ROD).
Five full-scale mass timber fire tests in a multi-story apartment building have been completed with promising results.
Commuter rail service is off to a running start near the new Boston Landing campus, world headquarters of New Balance Athletics, in Boston’s Brighton neighborhood, thanks to the planning and design work of STV.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) announced this year’s winners for its Members and Projects of the Year Awards Program at its Annual Meeting.
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.
The Panama Canal commemorated the one-year anniversary of the inauguration of its Expanded Canal, one of the most significant milestones in the history of the 102-year old waterway.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 18th Annual International LiDAR Mapping Forum, taking place in Denver, Feb. 5-7, 2018, announced a Call for Papers
BuildSteel released an e-book exploring several technical aspects of designing and engineering cold-formed steel framing.
According to Balfour Beatty, the construction site of 2050 will be human-free with work moved offsite, remote control of machinery and new materials and techniques exploited to improve cost, safety and efficiency.
The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) are co-hosting a webinar on the responsibilities of an Engineer of Record for metal building projects.
Thornton Tomasetti announced that its Los Angeles office at 707 Wilshire Blvd. achieved LEED v2009 Commercial Interiors (CI) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
At last week’s 2017 SEAOSC Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards dinner, Structural Focus received an Award of Excellence in the Seismic Retrofit – Small Project category for the renovation of KTLA Channel 5.
The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) announced that the Dordt College Engineering Department is the grand prize winner of the 2017 NCEES Engineering Education Award.
Engineers at Utah State University’s Utah Water Research Laboratory have constructed a 1:50 scale model of the Oroville Dam spillway.
In advance of the summer solstice (June 21), buildings around the world are turning off their lights for an hour as part of Daylight Hour.
SCIA released SCIA Engineer 17, specifically designed to help structural engineers boost their productivity by enabling them to work much faster, with more precision and transparency in their day-to-day work.
The Harman Group, a firm specializing in structural engineering, parking planning and design and construction engineering, celebrated the groundbreaking of The National, a six-story, 192-unit apartment building.
3D Repo launched a new version of its cloud software that offers additional support for some of the leading software packages used within the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure sectors.
Latitude 33 Planning and Engineering and Tucker Sadler Architects announced that the mixed-use project on Friars Road received approval from the City of San Diego Planning Commission.
New Jersey Innovation Institute’s (NJII) new $7 million Agile Strategy Lab forms a 14,000-square-foot multipurpose area.
Less than six months after major construction began on the state’s largest single highway project ever, progress on the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway has been swift.
Skanska USA announced completion of the new 12,000-foot-long two-lane Choctawhatchee Bay Bridge (US 331) in Walton County, Fla.
The Terminal East Infill at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas, earned national recognition in the 2017 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS2).
The Framework Project, LLC received approval for a building permit allowing construction of the first wood, high-rise structure in the U.S.
As part of the ongoing building boom in America’s capital city, the District Department of Transportation selected CH2M as its consultant for the design-build replacement of the H Street Bridge, spanning 24 rail tracks at Union Station, Washington, D.C.
NV5 Global, Inc., a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions, acquired Richard D. Kimball Co., Inc. (RDK).
Researchers concluded a project that examined and evaluated the American Concrete Institute’s Guide to Formed Concrete Surfaces (ACI 347.3R-13).
Oldcastle Precast’s Skilton Road Bridge Rehabilitation and Interstate-10 Tex Wash Bridge Emergency Replacement Projects were recipients of Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s (PCI) 2016 Design Excellence Awards.
WSP acquired YR&G, a national firm that specializes in sustainable consulting, education and analysis.
Ware Malcomb announced its LePort Montessori Schools project in downtown San Francisco was honored with the “Give Award” from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).
To better understand how it can help its clients anticipate the journey towards Buildings of the Future, Aurecon released a white paper called “Buildings of the Future: science fiction or science fact?”
A pair of accelerated bridge construction projects in Dodge County, Wis., has received a 2016 Public Works Project of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA).
Missouri University of Science and Technology is partnering with the University of Missouri System to fully support a key research initiative at Missouri S&T — the Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory.
A nationally renowned expert in the investigations of distress and failure of concrete and steel structures, John M. Hanson, Ph.D., passed away in Green Valley, Ariz., on May 26, 2017, at the age of 84.
The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Essential Concepts for the Meticulous Navigation of Cold-Formed Steel Regulations.”
For successfully navigating several challenges including pouring a concrete bridge deck during a harsh Canadian winter, the American Concrete Institute presented a Flatiron joint venture (JV) with the 2017 Excellence in Concrete Award for the team’s innovative work on Northeast Anthony Henday Drive in Alberta.
The Weber County Library Headquarters Branch in Roy, Utah, earned national recognition in the 2017 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS2).
Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) signed an agreement in principle to form a Canadian joint venture called Green Business Certification Inc. Canada.
Nominations are now being accepted for the prestigious T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award, which includes a $15,000 cash prize, presented annually by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).
Hines and Invesco Real Estate announced a joint venture on behalf of one of Invesco Real Estate’s institutional clients to develop two progressive office projects in Atlanta totaling 700,000 square feet.
The ongoing digital revolution has the potential to disrupt the building and construction industry, bringing significant savings in time and cost, and perhaps superior quality as well, according to Lux Research.
The Call for Abstracts is open for the DFI-EFFC International Conference on Deep Foundations and Ground Improvement at Sapienza University in Rome on June 6-8, 2018.
Papers are invited for the Symposium on Building Science and the Physics of Building Enclosure Performance, Oct. 21, 2018, at the Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C.
Amtrak designated a team lead by Riverside Investment & Development Co. as the Master Developer for commercial elements of Chicago Union Station (CUS) and neighboring Amtrak-owned properties.
Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) is hosting a technical seminar, SSI: Stabilize, Support and Improve, on Aug. 28-30, 2017, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C.
On March 23, the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation and Winter Johnson FS360, a joint venture, celebrated “topping out” of the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center. Attendees at the topping out were treated to virtual reality stations where they could try on Winter Johnson FS360 full-immersion VR goggles and get a 360-degree view of the completed gymnasium.
SmithGroupJJR has been commissioned by Spear Street Capital to design a new 145,500-square-foot, three-story, Class A speculative office building at 221 N. Mathilda Avenue in Sunnyvale, Calif.
Thornton Tomasetti announced that One John Street, a 12-story, 42-unit luxury residential building in Brooklyn, N.Y., achieved LEED v2009 BD+C Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
International real estate firm Hines announced plans to develop 110 10th Street, a 45-story, 600,000-square-foot office-led, mixed-use tower within Miami Worldcenter.
West Virginia University professor Hota GangaRao and Praveen Majjigapu, a Ph.D. student in civil engineering, have developed a system that will increase the strength and endurance of structures in earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and other large blasts.
Build Change and Simpson Strong-Tie announced the Simpson Strong-Tie Fellowship for Engineering Excellence program and call for applicants.
West Sussex County Council, in partnership with Balfour Beatty Living Places, has begun trialing the use of drones to inspect bridges across the county.
The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) is now accepting entries for its 2018 PCI Design Awards.
There is great interest in using distributed sensors to continually monitor the structural health of large structures such as dams or bridges.
Bentley Systems’s SACS software now includes an integrated analysis and design solution for the complete life cycle of offshore structures, including construction, transportation, in-place, and decommissioning.
Tharpe Engineering Group and Hansen Architects of Savannah, Ga., are among the statewide award-winners honored at the 2017 Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s 40th annual Preservation Awards ceremony.
MIT researchers are expanding the list of materials that can be produced by 3D printing with the design of a system that can 3D print the basic structure of an entire building.
Wind-driven expansion of marsh ponds on the Mississippi River Delta is a significant factor in the loss of crucial land in the Delta region, according to research published by scientists at Indiana University and North Carolina State University.
The construction phase of any building represents a relatively short period of time in the lifespan of a structure and a unique set of risk scenarios are present.