Structures + Buildings

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

Plan Sheets + Red Lines – September 2019

An Unexpected Rainstorm Talk about a rain out. That’s what happened in the famed Chicago high-rise known as 330 North Wabash. An event planning company...

At 14,000 Feet, No Easy Answers

Remaking the Pikes Peak Summit House required a Strong Foundation, Creative Thinking By William Hoffmann Standing at 14,115 feet above sea level, Pikes Peak is one...

The ‘Building in a Bag’

Inflatable concrete shelters are a good fit across a broad spectrum of applications. By Thomas Goodall It is hard to imagine a self-supporting structure made of...

New Integrated Approaches Yield Improved Containment Design

Engineer Stacey Smith of Smith Gardner uses digital tools for landfill cover design By Dorothea Olenska Stacey Smith didn’t plan on building a lifelong career working...

5-over-2 Podium Design: Path to Code Acceptance

By Terry Malone, PE, SE, WoodWorks – Wood Products Council Nationwide, there has been an increase in the demand for multi-story mixed-use and multi-residential structures....

New ASCE Book Uses Case Studies to Focus on Steel Structure Failures

Reston, Va. –The American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) new publication, Failure Case Studies: Steel Structures provides case studies of failures observed in steel structures between 1970...

Sustainability of Concrete Structures with Crystalline Technology

Engineers, architects, and contractors understand that in discussing sustainability in construction we are talking about employing an array of “best practices” in design, material...

How Architects Create Emotional Connections: Experiential Designs by three Raise the Bar

DALLAS – “Architecture evokes emotion,” is the message and basis for the streak of successful architectural works created by the acclaimed firm three. By translating desirable...

Western Specialty Contractors Say Maintaining Facades Just as Important as Maintaining Interiors

St. Louis, MO – It’s back to school time and facility managers are busily preparing their buildings’ classrooms, gymnasiums, cafeterias and other interior spaces...
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