Structures + Buildings

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

RISA Technologies and Tekla partner to offer steel connection design in Tekla Structures

ATLANTA — Tekla and RISA Technologies have partnered to bring together two leading steel design solutions. Available this month, the new RISA-Tekla Link gives users the combined benefit of the design, detailing, and collaboration strengths of Tekla Structures and the comprehensive steel connection design features of RISAConnection. 

Tekla announces new release of Tekla Structures

ATLANTA — Tekla, a leader in bringing building information modeling (BIM) software and online tools to the architectural, engineering and costruction (AEC) markets, today announced a new version of its 3D modeling software, Tekla Structures 19. Available immediately, Tekla Structures 19 delivers powerful, new features designed to further enable structural engineers, fabricators, detailers and concrete contractors to be more successful, productive and collaborative.

Thornton Tomasetti to sponsor Building Envelope & Large Structures track at ATC & SEI...

NEW YORK – Thornton Tomasetti, the international engineering firm, will be a sponsor of the Building Envelope and Large Structures track at the ATC & SEI Advances in Hurricane Engineering Conference on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami located at 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way in Miami, Fla. The track will consist of three sessions at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art showcases Buro Happold’s creative engineering solutions

The 201,000-square-foot museum features an unprecedented roof design that uses bridge technology, as well as seamlessly integrated MEP systems.

CTS Cement discovers new self-organized structures in cement

CYPRESS, Calif. – CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation – the leading manufacturer of specialty fast-setting hydraulic cement and shrinkage compensating cement – has announced the discovery of new structures in cement.

Infrasense helps lighten the ‘load’ on older structures

ARLINGTON, Mass. – In the past year, Infrasense has completed multiple nondestructive surveys of Massachusetts culverts to determine the as-built conditions used in the calculation of structural load capacities. In 1988 the Federal Highway Administration expanded a nationwide bridge inspection program to further require that each structure be rated to determine safe load capacity.

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Halcrow Yolles adds new leadership for building structures practice

TORONTO, ONTARIO — Halcrow Yolles recently welcomed two new senior additions to the leadership team of its building structures practice — senior principal, David Bannister, and senior associate, Ken Sissakis.

System would help Haiti build, modify earthquake-prone structures

WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. — Civil engineers studying the effects of Haiti's devastating earthquake have concluded that a relatively simple system could be used by officials to quickly decide how to modify existing buildings and construct new ones that would better withstand future quakes.

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