Structures + Buildings

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

Also includes: Building MaterialsLand DevelopmentResidentialSafety, and Project Delivery.

Accelerated bridge construction projects win APWA honors

A pair of accelerated bridge construction projects in Dodge County, Wis., has received a 2016 Public Works Project of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA).

Missouri S&T, UM System partner to complete Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory

Missouri University of Science and Technology is partnering with the University of Missouri System to fully support a key research initiative at Missouri S&T — the Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory.

Nonresidential construction spending falls in 13 of 16 segments in April

Nonresidential construction spending fell 1.7 percent in April 2017, totaling $696.3 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized basis.

WJE mourns loss of former President John Hanson

A nationally renowned expert in the investigations of distress and failure of concrete and steel structures, John M. Hanson, Ph.D., passed away in Green Valley, Ariz., on May 26, 2017, at the age of 84.

CFSEI to host webinar on ‘Essential Concepts for the Meticulous Navigation of Cold-Formed Steel...

The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Essential Concepts for the Meticulous Navigation of Cold-Formed Steel Regulations.”

Flatiron JV receives ACI Excellence in Concrete Award

For successfully navigating several challenges including pouring a concrete bridge deck during a harsh Canadian winter, the American Concrete Institute presented a Flatiron joint venture (JV) with the 2017 Excellence in Concrete Award for the team’s innovative work on Northeast Anthony Henday Drive in Alberta.

Utah library wins steel design award

The Weber County Library Headquarters Branch in Roy, Utah, earned national recognition in the 2017 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS2).

CaGBC and GBCI partner to accelerate green building

Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) signed an agreement in principle to form a Canadian joint venture called Green Business Certification Inc. Canada.

AISC seeks nominations for 2018 T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the prestigious T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award, which includes a $15,000 cash prize, presented annually by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).

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