Structures + Buildings

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

Also includes: Building MaterialsLand DevelopmentResidentialSafety, and Project Delivery.

Bentley’s AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition enables BIM scalability for major projects

Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced the availability of AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition, Bentley’s building information modeling (BIM) application designed for building projects of significant size and/or engineering complexity

Report: Global tunnel projects reach US$1.5 trillion

A new report from Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center (CIC) reveals that the total global value of tunnel-related projects currently tracked stands at a staggering US$1.51 trillion.

EarthCam Oculus construction time-lapse honored with Telly Award

The Telly Awards, which honor excellence in video and television across all screens, recently bestowed this honor on EarthCam with an award in Video Editing for its World Trade Center Oculus time-lapse movie.

The Harman Group designs mixed-use project built on existing foundation

The Harman Group, a firm specializing in structural engineering and parking planning and design services, celebrated the groundbreaking of The Hamilton, a new mixed-use development on the Community College of Philadelphia’s (CCP) campus


Hosted by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and its members and partners, the structural steel industry’s ninth annual SteelDay on Sept. 15 offers the opportunity for AEC professionals, students and others to gain insight into the work, experience and accomplishments of the U.S. structural steel industry at events occurring all over the country.

PCI announces 2017 Educator Awards

Dr. Lawrence F. Kahn, professor emeritus in the school of civil and environmental engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, was named PCI’s Distinguished Educator for 2017. Marc Maguire, assistant professor at Utah State University (USU), was chosen as PCI’s Educator of the Year.

Modernization plan unveiled for Pittsburgh International Airport

Allegheny County Airport Authority officials announced plans to reshape the future of Pittsburgh International Airport, a plan that will reduce long-term costs, benefit the traveling public and align the facility with the needs of a modern passenger experience.

U.S. Green Building Council announces LEED Homes Award winners

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the recipients of its annual LEED Homes Awards, which recognize projects, architects, developers and homebuilders who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation in the residential green building marketplace.

NJII and Maser Consulting employ UAVs for video inspections of Hurricane Harvey aftermath

The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) Defense and Homeland Security Innovation Lab is working with Maser Consulting P.A. in conducting unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) video inspection of cell towers in Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

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