Structures + Buildings

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

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AEC TECH NEWS: Trimble announces Tekla 2017 software for more collaborative workflows

Trimble released three new versions of its software for structural engineering, fabrication, and construction teams — Tekla Structures 2017, Tekla Structural Designer 2017, and Tekla Tedds 2017.

Modjeski and Masters selected for NCDOT projects

Modjeski and Masters announced its selection for two projects with the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Senate, House introduce Timber Innovation Act

The Senate and House introduced the Timber Innovation Act, which would establish a performance-driven research and development program for advancing tall wood building construction in the United States, among other things.

AEC TECH NEWS: SCADAWatch V6.0 helps utilities manage performance of water and sewer assets...

Innovyze released V6.0 Generation of SCADAWatch, a network data management and business analytics and optimization solution for water and sewer systems.

Nonresidential construction spending slips to start 2017

Nonresidential construction spending contracted during January, according to analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by Associated Builders and Contractors.

New revision of AISC Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings available

The 2016 version of the AISC standard, Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 341-16), is now available for free downloading.

DFI announces 2017 Osterberg Memorial Lecturer

Richard J. Finno, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, civil engineering professor at Northwestern University, is presenting the DFI 2017 Osterberg Memorial Lecturer at DFI’s SuperPile ’17 conference.

ASCE publishes updated standard for structures using tensile membrane

Standard ASCE/SEI 55-16, Tensile Membrane Structures, provides minimum criteria for the analysis, design, and performance of membrane-covered cable and rigid member structures.

75,000 deaths forecast for disastrous northern Haiti earthquake

A UNDP conference on the “Seismic Risk and Consequences for Northern Haiti and Vulnerable Schools” was held last week for stakeholders including the Haiti government, international agencies and the private sector.

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