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Infrastructure Showcase: PCI Design Award Winners

April 18, 2017 - in Articles, Featured, Showcase

Now in its 55th year, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Design Awards program recognizes design excellence and construction quality using precast concrete. The program has helped the design and construction community innovate and advance by…

March – April 2017 Table of Contents

April 13, 2017 - in Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS ARTICLES  Make a Steel Building Sail: BIM and VDC Bring Church of the Resurrection to Life By Mark Scacco, P.E. The Hills on Governors…

Code Update: Guidance for Structural Fire Engineering Making Its Debut

April 12, 2017 - in Column

The International Code Council (ICC) approved—as expected—the updated structural building-design standard, written by the American Society of Civil…

March – April 2017 TRENDS

April 12, 2017 - in Articles, Featured, Trends

In this section, Informed Infrastructure compiles infographics from trusted sources that reveal insight on infrastructure spending. We also compile some of the top infrastructure stories that shouldn’t be missed. For ongoing news coverage, turn to Informed…

Future Forward: When In Doubt, Damp It Out

April 7, 2017 - in Articles, Column, Profile

Douglas P. Taylor is president of Taylor Devices, which manufactures seismic dampers that protect structures during events such as earthquakes and high winds.

Change Leader: 3D Modeling Delivers Widespread Benefits

April 6, 2017 - in Articles, Column, Profile

Kevin Schlereth is a senior design application specialist at HNTB, an architecture, engineering, planning and construction services firm founded more than 100 years ago.

Footage Shows I-85 Bridge Collapse in Atlanta

April 1, 2017 - in Bridges, Video

Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency on March 30 after fire officials extinguished a massive fire on I-85 in Atlanta that led to the collapse of a bridge on the crowded interstate. The bridge on I-85 northbound just south of Ga. 400 near Piedmont…

Watch How Tappan Zee Bridge’s Main Span Towers Will be Constructed

March 27, 2017 - in Bridges, Video

Construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge is halfway done. Work on the massive $4-billion project has reached the 50 percent mark two years after it started, Tom McGuinness, construction compliance engineer for the New York State Thruway Authority, said Wednesday…

Future Forward Interview: When In Doubt, Damp It Out

March 21, 2017 - in Articles, Interview

Douglas P. Taylor is president of Taylor Devices (www.taylordevices.com), which manufactures seismic dampers that protect structures during such events as earthquakes and high winds. He is inventor or co-inventor of 34 patents in the fields of energy management,…

Change Leader Interview: 3D Modeling Delivers Widespread Benefits

March 21, 2017 - in Articles, Interview

Kevin Schlereth is a senior design application specialist at HNTB, an architecture, engineering, planning and construction services firm founded more than 100 years ago. A registered professional engineer, he works with subject matter experts who specialize…