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Final Thoughts: Thankful to Be an Engineer and All That Comes with It

December 18, 2017 - in Column

We’re in the season when many of us stop and think about the things for which we’re thankful. For some, it’s our family, our health, our jobs, our home. For others, it’s nature, the ability to travel, the freedom to speak. For some, it’s difficult…

ReEngineering the Engineer: Making Way for the Future

December 11, 2017 - in Articles, Column

Like many others, my firm had a very busy 2017. We were fortunate to pick up a couple new clients at the beginning of the year, and that led to additional…

Collaborative BIM: Xishi Winter Olympics Square Project Transforms Historic Industrial Zone

December 11, 2017 - in Articles, Emergency, Feature, Featured

The 2022 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee contracted Beijing Shougang International Engineering (BSIE) to design and construct an office plaza in…

Letters from September/October 2017 Issue

December 8, 2017 - in Letters, Letters, Magazine

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Fire Safety for High-Rise Mass-Timber Buildings

December 4, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By David Barber, Principal, Arup Buildings constantly change and develop as architects, engineers and scientists innovate and develop new products and construction methods. Interest has been growing worldwide in the design and construction of high-rise timber…

Engineered Solutions: IKEA Project Sets New Stormwater Management Standard

November 27, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Developers of a new IKEA store in Jacksonville, Fla., wanted to make this project a model of sustainable, forward-thinking design. A big part of this plan was an underground stormwater management system that would be the largest ever installed in the southeastern…

Engineered Solutions: New Bridge in Hawaii Forest Replaces Roadway Prone to Flooding

November 20, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Acrow Bridge designed and provided a permanent bridge to Mocon Construction for vehicle and pedestrian use in the Keahua Arboretum in the Keahua State Forest in Kauai, Hawaii. Planted with native plants and vegetation introduced by the University of Hawaii,…

From the Editor: Infrastructure (and Humans) Under Siege

November 6, 2017 - in Articles, Column

On Aug. 24, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas, as a Category 4 hurricane. For the next five days, the storm dumped a historic amount of rain on the second-largest state in the union before heading back out to the Gulf of Mexico. On…

‘Out of Tolerance’ before ‘Out of Time’

November 6, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

DPR Avoids Construction Delays with Automated Verification Software By Kevin P. Corbley A general contractor avoided what could have been a significant delay in the exterior shelling of a new multi-story retail building by finding twisted, missing and poorly…

Engineered Solutions: Autodesk InfraWorks: Not Just for “Mega Projects”

October 27, 2017 - in Articles, Featured

Even Pump Stations Get the Blues 3D Visual Presentation Pushes Wastewater Project Forward The retrofit of a wet-well/dry-well pump station into a submersible pump station isn’t normally the type of project that requires a glossy 3D model as part of design…