Structures + Buildings

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

Also includes: Building MaterialsLand DevelopmentResidentialSafety, and Project Delivery.

Composites industry holds Infrastructure Day in D.C.

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) held its second annual Infrastructure Day on Feb. 7-8, 2017.

New 3D IMAX movie aims to bring engineering into the forefront of American culture

Dream Big: Engineering Our World, a film for IMAX and giant-screen theaters is being released Feb. 17 across the country in conjunction with Engineers...

AISI publishes three new cold-formed steel framing research reports

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) published three new cold-formed steel framing research reports.

Project draws on recovery lessons from Hurricane Sandy to improve U.S. resilience and disaster...

Purdue University will lead research to determine why some communities recover from natural disasters more quickly than others, an effort aimed at addressing the nation's critical need for more resilient infrastructure and to enhance preparedness.

PCI issues 2018 call for papers

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) announced two call for papers for the 2018 PCI Convention & National Bridge Conference

Newly engineered material can cool roofs, structures with zero energy consumption

A team of University of Colorado Boulder engineers has developed a scalable manufactured metamaterial to act as a kind of air conditioning system for structures.

Gannett Fleming bridge projects receive industry awards

Gannett Fleming announced that two signature bridges for which it provided expert engineering and design services have received prominent industry awards.

Registration open for DFI 42nd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations

Registration is open for the DFI 42nd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, October 24-27, 2017, at the New Orleans Marriott in Louisiana. The conference will feature technical presentations focusing on deep foundations and ground improvement, and associated risks and mitigation practices.

Nonresidential spending falters slightly to end 2016

Nonresidential construction spending slipped 0.7 percent in the final month of 2016, but increased 4.6 percent over the previous year, according to analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).

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