Structures + Buildings

News and announcements about specific structures and buildings, and related structural engineering news.

Also includes: Building MaterialsLand DevelopmentResidentialSafety, and Project Delivery.

CNY announces milestone at Crossing at Jamaica Station TOD

CNY, acting on behalf of developers BRP Companies and Goldman Sachs, announced a milestone that took place on Friday evening into Saturday morning, Dec. 15-16, at The Crossing at Jamaica Station: a concrete pour for foundations of the Queens project’s 30-story residential high rise and slab on grade for 25,000 square feet of ground floor retail.

18 Tips for achieving fast, accurate structural steel as-built models

ClearEdge3D released a report that highlights 18 tips for optimizing project efficiency and as-built model accuracy. Scanning and modeling professionals from Allen Construction Services, Cadworks, and Hale TiP share their experiences and insights utilizing 3D laser scanning and automated modeling software tools.

Amtrak selects development team to partner in Baltimore Penn Station redevelopment

Amtrak selected Penn Station Partners, a Baltimore-based team with global expertise, to negotiate a master development deal for Baltimore Penn Station and neighboring Amtrak-owned properties. The team is comprised of Beatty Development Group, Armada Hoffler Properties, Cross Street Partners, Gensler, WSP USA, Network Rail Consulting and Mace Group among others.

UTA civil engineer earns patent for soil stability sensor system

Anand Puppala, associate dean for research in the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and a civil engineering professor, recently was awarded a patent for developing a sensor system with an algorithm that will expedite field assessment of stabilization of high sulfate soils near bridges and roads.

VDOT issues RFQ to deliver Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has formally initiated procurement and will begin searching for a private sector partner to deliver the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) Expansion project. The current project planning estimate is between $3.3 and $3.8 billion.

Dr. Barney Martin Jr. announces retirement as CEO at Modjeski and Masters

After more than 40 years of experience in bridge engineering and project management with Modjeski and Masters, Dr. Barney Martin Jr., PE, a graduate of Louisiana State University and Tulane University, has announced his retirement from his position as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Lessons from a record storm season

As a record-setting hurricane season retreats from memory, the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association recommended that coastal communities hold on to the following lessons as they prepare for future years.

CH2M, Walsh Construction updating one of Ohio’s busiest bridges

In October, the Ohio Department of Transportation announced that the Walsh Design-Build Team, consisting of Walsh Construction and CH2M, will design and construct $228 million in repairs and rehabilitation of the I-480 Valley View Bridge near Cleveland, including a deck replacement.

Western Specialty Contractors working with renowned team to restore May Company building

Western Specialty Contractors branches in Los Angeles and Seattle are teaming up on a project to restore the historic May Company building in Los Angeles — the future home of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Western crews are working alongside renowned historic preservation consultant John Fidler, New York Pritzker-Prize winning architect Renzo Piano, general contractor Matt Construction of Los Angeles, and owner's representative Paratus Group of New York.
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