Structures + Buildings

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

AISI to co-sponsor cold-formed steel structures conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), in cooperation with the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly the University of Missouri-Rolla), will co-sponsor of the 20th International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures 2010.

Halcrow Yolles hires principle of building structures

CHICAGO — Halcrow Yolles has hired A.J. (Al) Baysek as principal, building structures, at the company’s Chicago office. With over 37 years of experience in the building design and construction industry, Baysek will be instrumental in the firm’s growth in the Chicago area and will make a valuable contribution to business development across the United States.

Call for papers 7th World Congress on Joints, Bearings and Seismic Systems for...

IJBRC — The International Joints & Bearings Research Council (IJBRC) has announced that it is soliciting papers for the 7th World Congress on Joints, Bearings and Seismic Systems for Concrete Structures.

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.

Design and construction of the world’s tallest building: The Burj Dubai

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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.

New ISO standard for safe, long-lasting buildings and structures

ISO has published a new standard to help engineers, builders, and regulators to design structures that are safe and resistant to failure due to environmental and mechanical stresses, and to material degradation.

ACI releases 530-08 for masonry structures

The American Concrete Institute released one of its best-selling publications, 530-08: Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures and Related Commentaries.

Quake research to provide rate glimpse of how structures collapse

Structural engineers at the University at Buffalo are conducting some of the most comprehensive experiments ever attempted to develop methods of evaluating and designing steel buildings so that they will be less vulnerable to collapse during strong earthquakes.
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