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Video: Port of Los Angeles Automated Terminal

September 18, 2017 - in Buildings, Project management, Video

The Port of Los Angeles TraPac Terminal is a fully automated technologically advanced terminal. The TraPac Terminal Automation Project features automatic stacking cranes and fully automated straddle carriers to advance the Port of Los Angeles' competitive…

American Institute of Steel Construction: A Happy SteelDay Special Offer

September 15, 2017 - in Buildings

As a way of saying thank you for your interest in structural steel, AISC is offering a SteelDay special on the new 15th edition of the AISC Steel Construction…

U.S. Bank Stadium Welcomed More Than 66,000 Football Fans Through ASSA ABLOY Openings at First Monday Night Game of 2017 Season

September 15, 2017 - in Buildings

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — The state-of-the-art U.S. Bank Stadium – home of the Minnesota Vikings – showed it’s ready for some football this year…

After 100 years, Sullivan County, New York is Finally Getting a New Jail

September 11, 2017 - in Buildings

MONTICELLO, N.Y.  (SEPTEMBER 2017) – Considering the old jail is at least 100 years old, Sullivan County knew years ago, it was essential to build a new, more modernized facility. Subsequently, after talking about it for decades, the Sullivan County…

Tsunami Ravaged City’s Architecture Preserved in Digital Archive

September 5, 2017 - in Buildings

AN emerging architectural research method is being used to document the architectural heritage of Indonesian buildings wiped out in the 2004 tsunami. Banda Aceh, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, was one of the worst affected areas in the December 26 tsunami,…

$397 Million Adelaide Convention Centre Revamp Complete

August 31, 2017 - in Buildings, News, Projects

The $397 million redevelopment of Australia’s first convention centre has been completed a month out from a major international conference. The centrepiece of the Adelaide Convention Centre revamp is a state-of-the-art 3000sq m Plenary Hall. With a 3500-seat…

Self-Consolidating Concrete for Cast-in-Place Bridge Components

August 31, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

The latest of TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Ready Results explores how NCHRP Report 819: Self-Consolidating Concrete for Cast-in-Place Bridge Components developed guidelines for using self-consolidating concrete (SCC) in cast-in-place…

Seventy-Percent of Contractors Have A Hard Time Finding Qualified Craft Workers To Hire Amid Growing Construction Demand, National Survey Finds

August 30, 2017 - in Buildings, Project management

Seventy percent of construction firms report they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce, according to the results of an industry-wide survey released today by Autodesk and the Associated…

Old Chapel at UMass Amherst Receives LEED Gold Certification

August 24, 2017 - in Buildings

AMHERST, Mass - The renovation of the historic Old Chapel at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED rating system is the foremost…

$1 Billion Tower Lifts San Francisco Skyline to New Heights

August 17, 2017 - in Buildings, Video

More than 60 stories above the ground, construction workers climb makeshift stairs and cross narrow steel planks to put the finishing touches on Salesforce Tower, now San Francisco's tallest building. The $1.1 billion skyscraper has already changed the city's…