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STV acquires Civil Structures, Inc.

DALLAS — Civil Structures, Inc., a Dallas-based bridge and highway design firm was acquired by STV. The new group, now called STV/Civil Structures will continue to operate in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and become part of STV’s Transportation & Infrastructure Division.

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Shake-table results aimed at codifying a rational design methodology for precast concrete parking structures

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) has completed tests of a large-scale, three-story precast concrete parking structure and has begun using the results to create standards that can be incorporated into building-code requirements. The tests, completed in August at the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES)/Englekirk Structural Engineering Center in San Diego, Calif., are part of the final year’s work on a 5-year, $2-million-plus research program to improve industry standards for the design and construction of diaphragms used with precast, prestressed concrete components.... Read More...
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History of highway structures


The Transportation Research Board Structures Section recently published Transportation Research Circular E-C104: Fifty Years of Interstate Structures-Past, Present, and Future. The circular documents some of the key legislation, specifications development, and advances in research, design, and construction for bridges and other highway structures since the signing of the Federal Highway Act of 1956.
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