Structures + Buildings

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

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Nonresidential construction spending down again in June

Nonresidential construction spending dipped 1 percent in June and has now contracted for three consecutive months, according to analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by Associated Builders and Contractors.

Output expands, but nonresidential fixed investment falters

Real gross domestic product (GDP) expanded 1.2 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rate) during 2016s second quarter, according to an analysis of Bureau of Economic Analysis data by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Nonresidential fixed investment, a category closely tied to construction and other forms of business investment, fell for a third consecutive quarter.

Truss system allows continued traffic flow during rehab of historically significant bridge

Acrow Bridge recently completed installation of a modular steel structure to maintain traffic flow during renovation of the 68-year-old George E. Tryon Bridge over the south fork of the Smith River near Hiouchi, Calif.

Arup to develop 21-story wooden residential building

Arup was selected to develop HAUT, the highest wooden residential building in the world to date, counting 21 floors.

June residential construction stats released

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the new residential construction statistics for June 2016.

Nonresidential construction spending stalls in May

Nonresidential construction spending dipped 1.3 percent in May, according to analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Nonresidential spending, which totaled $684.9 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized rate, has expanded 1.2 percent since May 2015.

Gould Evans submits design for San Francisco mixed-use residential tower

Architecture and planning firm Gould Evans on behalf of project sponsor Align Real Estate, submitted a Downtown Project Authorization Application (Planning Code Section 309 Application) to the San Francisco Planning Department for a new mixed-use residential tower at 30 Otis Street. If approved, the proposed 250-foot tower accompanied by an 85-foot podium building will be part of the strategic revitalization of this transit-rich, underdeveloped corner of the city.

Nonresidential construction spending down in April

Nonresidential construction spending fell 2.1 percent in April according to analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Nonresidential spending totaled $688.2 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized rate.

One Riverside tops off $90 million residential project

The Harman Group (THG), a firm specializing in structural engineering, parking planning and design and construction engineering, announced that One Riverside, a $90 million, 82-unit residential condominium complex in Philadelphia, celebrated its topping off milestone on May 25.

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