Structures + Buildings

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

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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.

Associations to develop LRFD pre-standard for composite structures

ASCE and ACMA signed a three-year agreement to develop a pre-standard for Load and Resistance Factor Design for Pultruded Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Structures.

History of highway structures


The Transportation Research Board Structures Section recently published Transportation Research Circular E-C104: Fifty Years of Interstate Structures-Past, Present, and Future. The circular documents some of the key legislation, specifications development, and advances in research, design, and construction for bridges and other highway structures since the signing of the Federal Highway Act of 1956.
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