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From the Field: M-8.1 Earthquake Strikes Mexico

October 16, 2017 - in Articles, Featured, Showcase

Preliminary Structural Damage Assessed On Sept. 7, 2017, approximately 87 kilometers southwest of Pijijiapan, Mexico, an 8.1-magnitude offshore earthquake struck at a depth of 70 kilometers. At time of this writing, more than 90 deaths have been confirmed,…

Specification Section: Retaining Walls and Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE)

Retaining walls, MSE and soil-retention products continue to evolve, as does the software that designs these systems and simulates their performance.…

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…

Infrastructure Showcase: 2016 Bentley Infrastructure 500 Top Owners Ranking

February 16, 2017 - in Articles, Featured, Showcase

Normally in an Infrastructure Showcase, we profile unique, fascinating and/or award-winning projects that had a major impact on design and engineering. For this issue, we wanted to highlight an endeavor that goes beyond attractive photos and defines just how…

Infrastructure Showcase: Autodesk AEC Excellence Awards Winners

January 4, 2017 - in Articles, Featured, Showcase

At Autodesk University 2016 in Las Vegas, the company presented its AEC Excellence Awards. This year’s competition showcased projects embracing the future of making things for AEC and civil infrastructure through the use of innovative and connected BIM technologies,…

Infrastructure Showcase: Co-Winners of the 2016 Sidney Freedman Craftsmanship Award

January 3, 2017 - in Articles, Featured, Showcase

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) announced co-winners of the fifth annual Sidney Freedman Craftsmanship Award, which recognizes PCI-certified plants for excellence in manufacturing and craftsmanship of architectural precast and glass fiber-reinforced…

Infrastructure Showcase: America’s Top 12 Transportation Projects

October 18, 2016 - in Articles, Showcase

Twelve projects from 10 state departments of transportation are finalists for the 2016 America’s Transportation Awards competition, selected by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.…

2015 National Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference Award Recipients

August 30, 2016 - in Articles, Bridges, Showcase

The 2015 National Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) Conference presented awards to recognize the best ABC projects and most-influential person contributing to the cause and implementation of ABC. Most Influential Person Contributing to the Cause and Implementation…

Infrastructure Showcase: 2016 National Steel Bridge Alliance Prize Bridge Competition

May 31, 2016 - in Showcase

The National Steel Bridge Alliance conducts the Prize Bridge Awards to honor significant and innovative steel bridges constructed in the United States. Recognizing innovative design and engineering, the award is the highest honor bestowed on bridge projects…

Infrastructure Showcase: ACEC Engineering Excellence Grand Awards

April 3, 2016 - in Showcase

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) recently held its annual Engineering Excellence Awards competition to highlight the exemplary achievements of its members. The awards, which have been honoring outstanding engineering accomplishments worldwide…