Structures + Buildings

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

Also includes: Building MaterialsLand DevelopmentResidentialSafety, and Project Delivery.

AEC TECH NEWS: Balfour Beatty trials drone technology for bridge inspections

West Sussex County Council, in partnership with Balfour Beatty Living Places, has begun trialing the use of drones to inspect bridges across the county.

PCI accepting entries for 55th annual PCI Design Awards

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) is now accepting entries for its 2018 PCI Design Awards.

Construction job growth led by nonresidential sector, but remains tepid

National construction employment remained largely unchanged for the second consecutive month, adding 5,000 net new jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in April.

New fiber-based sensor could quickly detect structural problems in bridges and dams

There is great interest in using distributed sensors to continually monitor the structural health of large structures such as dams or bridges.

One Riverside residential high rise celebrates grand opening

The Harman Group announced that One Riverside, a $90 million, 82-unit residential condominium complex in Philadelphia, celebrated its grand opening milestone on May 2.

AEC TECH NEWS: Bentley’s SACS now includes decommissioning capabilities

Bentley Systems’s SACS software now includes an integrated analysis and design solution for the complete life cycle of offshore structures, including construction, transportation, in-place, and decommissioning.

Tharpe Engineering wins 2017 Excellence in Preservation Award

Tharpe Engineering Group and Hansen Architects of Savannah, Ga., are among the statewide award-winners honored at the 2017 Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s 40th annual Preservation Awards ceremony.

3-D printing offers new approach to making buildings

MIT researchers are expanding the list of materials that can be produced by 3D printing with the design of a system that can 3D print the basic structure of an entire building.

Maryland fire shows need for increased safety, not legislation

The construction phase of any building represents a relatively short period of time in the lifespan of a structure and a unique set of risk scenarios are present.

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