Structures + Buildings

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

Also includes: Building MaterialsLand DevelopmentResidentialSafety, and Project Delivery.

USGS collaborates with FEMA on national earthquake loss estimate

Earthquakes are estimated to cost the nation $6.1 billion annually in building stock losses, according to an updated report published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) science on earthquake hazards was a critical component to this analysis.

LiDAR Mapping Forum issues call for papers

The 18th Annual International LiDAR Mapping Forum, taking place in Denver, Feb. 5-7, 2018, announced a Call for Papers

BuildSteel releases engineering guide for building projects using cold-formed steel framing

BuildSteel released an e-book exploring several technical aspects of designing and engineering cold-formed steel framing.

Balfour Beatty predicts a human-free construction site

According to Balfour Beatty, the construction site of 2050 will be human-free with work moved offsite, remote control of machinery and new materials and techniques exploited to improve cost, safety and efficiency.

AISI and MBMA host webinar on being Engineer of Record for metal building projects

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) are co-hosting a webinar on the responsibilities of an Engineer of Record for metal building projects.

Thornton Tomasetti’s LA office receives LEED-CI Gold certification

Thornton Tomasetti announced that its Los Angeles office at 707 Wilshire Blvd. achieved LEED v2009 Commercial Interiors (CI) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Structural Focus receives honors for innovative structural engineering design

At last week’s 2017 SEAOSC Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards dinner, Structural Focus received an Award of Excellence in the Seismic Retrofit - Small Project category for the renovation of KTLA Channel 5.

Dordt College wins 2017 NCEES Engineering Education Award

The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) announced that the Dordt College Engineering Department is the grand prize winner of the 2017 NCEES Engineering Education Award.

Utah Water Research Lab team constructs scale model of Oroville Spillway

Engineers at Utah State University’s Utah Water Research Laboratory have constructed a 1:50 scale model of the Oroville Dam spillway.

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