Civil + Structural Engineering News

Unique precast pipe structure helps community park with increased stormwater runoff

Unsettled with the increasing stormwater flowing through the Hanover Township Community Park, in Bethlehem, Pa., the Hanover Township Public Works Department teamed with Oldcastle Precast to devise a unique stormwater solution, using special reinforced concrete pipes, to reconstruct the exiting stormwater structure.

MIT study: In wake of Hurricane Matthew, resilient construction would bring Southeast Atlantic residents significant cost savings

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew’s deadly and costly onslaught along the Atlantic coast last month, Build with Strength, a coalition of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, is calling attention to a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) study entitled “A Break-Even Hazard Mitigation Metric,” and urging its use as a tool that can assist designers, developers and architects in the southeast coastal states looking to build and re-build with resiliency in mind.

AEC TECH NEWS: Bentley’s ProStructures streamlines building design workflows

Bentley Systems said its structural detailing application, ProStructures, which includes the capabilities of ProSteel and ProConcrete applications, significantly improves the workflow between structural detailing and building design disciplines

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