Civil + Structural Engineering News

The Harman Group breaks ground on mixed-use Hoboken building

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.

ACI assumes sole operation of Adhesive Anchor Installer certification program

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.

PA P3 board approves projects

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.

H2M architects + engineers receives preservation award

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.

CH2M to grow asset management services for U.S. Army worldwide

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.

Survey finds U.S. mayors taking action on climate protection, and planning for more

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).

USGS collaborates with FEMA on national earthquake loss estimate

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.

Missouri S&T, UM System partner to complete Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory

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.

Flatiron JV receives ACI Excellence in Concrete Award

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.

Atlanta recreation and aquatic center topping out includes VR stations

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.

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