Structures + Buildings

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

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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.

Miyamoto International wins Presidential E Award

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker May 16, 2016 presented Sacramento-based Miyamoto International with the Presidents E Award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The Presidential E Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.

Cold-Formed Steel Structures 2016 call for papers extended

Papers are invited for presentation at the Wei-Wen Yu International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures 2016. The deadline for submission of abstracts for this conference has been extended to Jan. 31, 2016.

Paper tubes make stiff origami structures

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Tokyo have developed a new zippered tube configuration that makes paper structures that are stiff enough to hold weight yet can fold flat for easy shipping and storage. Their method could be applied to other thin materials, such as plastic or metal, to transform structures from furniture to buildings to microscopic robots.

Registration opens for Short Course on Cold-Formed Steel Structures

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, is co-sponsoring the 24th Short Course on Cold-Formed Steel Structures in St. Louis, Oct. 27-29, 2015.

Katrina response: Products, resources to help build safer, stronger structures

This week marks 10 years since Hurricane Katrina, one of the most devastating natural disasters in U.S. history, battered the Gulf Coast. The lessons learned from this storm have led to significant efforts to rebuild stronger homes and buildings that are more resilient to flooding and high winds.

Efficient Design Drawings

Important changes in the National CAD Standard Version 6 improve project delivery. By Ed Lowe Version 6 of the United States National CAD Standard (NCS) has...

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