Structures + Buildings

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

Panama Canal commemorates one-year anniversary of expanded canal

The Panama Canal commemorated the one-year anniversary of the inauguration of its Expanded Canal, one of the most significant milestones in the history of the 102-year old waterway.

Hayward Baker opens new office in Charlotte, N.C.

Hayward Baker Inc. announced the opening of a new office location in Charlotte, N.C.

Wilshire Grand: Brilliance behind the lights

StandardVision, LLC, a provider of architecturally integrated media installations, consulted with AC Martin and subcontracted with Turner Construction to design, manufacture and install all integrated LED media displays and narrative LED lighting throughout the façade of the Wilshire Grand Center.

Seattle light rail construction underway on floating bridge

Sound Transit announced that construction on the East Link light rail extension is now underway in the center lanes of the Homer M. Hadley floating bridge across Lake Washington.

AISC issues new certification program requirements

The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) issued new certification program requirements for its Bridge and Highway Metal Component Manufacturers Program and the Sophisticated Paint Endorsement

Modjeski and Masters selected for work on Blue Water Bridge in Michigan

Modjeski and Masters announced its selection as prime consultant by the Michigan Department of Transportation for the anchor link and gusset plate replacement on the first Blue Water Bridge.

WGI acquires Carl Walker, Inc.

Design, planning, and surveying firm WGI joined forces with award-winning parking consulting and structural engineering provider Carl Walker, Inc.

Hines breaks ground on Wolf Point East in Chicago

Hines, an international real estate firm, announced start of construction on the 60-story, 698-unit Wolf Point East luxury apartment tower.

Survey finds U.S. mayors taking action on climate protection, and planning for more

Cities across the country are showing leadership in promoting renewable electricity, low-carbon transportation, and energy efficiency, according to preliminary results of a survey jointly conducted by The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES).