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Thornton Tomasetti Receives 3 Awards at the 2017 SEAOI Awards Banquet

Thornton Tomasetti's Chicago office picked up 3 awards at last night's Annual Awards Banquet, produced by the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois and held at 610 S. Michigan Avenue. Wrightwood Art Gallery received the Outstanding Project Award in…

Building Skyscrapers on Chicago’s Swampy Soil

May 30, 2017 - in Buildings

Editor's note: This was piece was produced in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, which provided research, expertise and other assistance…

Adolfson & Peterson Construction Tops Out Inova II Office Building

May 30, 2017 - in Buildings

Centennial, Colo.– Signifying the construction milestone of being approximately halfway through construction, the Inova II Office building celebrated…

Amtrak Taps Developer for $1 Billion-Plus Redevelopment of Union Station

May 25, 2017 - in Buildings, News, Projects, Transportation

Amtrak has chosen a Chicago development firm to lead a more than 3 million-square-foot real estate redevelopment of Union Station and surrounding land, a project expected to take about six years to complete and cost more than $1 billion. Riverside Investment…

SI-Modular: Sustainable Building System with Timber I-Beams

May 24, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

Architect Hans-Ludwig Stell from Münster, Germany, has developed a sophisticated modular system for one and two-storey house construction. This quick, easy, and self-explanatory timber construction, SI-Modular, is based on Metsä Wood´s I-beam Finnjoist®.…

Architectural Digest names Howard Hughes’ Ward Village “Best Master Planned Community in the Nation”

May 18, 2017 - in Buildings, News

Howard Hughes’ Ward Village was recently named the "Best Master Planned Community in the Nation” by Architectural Digest, which applauded the Kakaako community for its design, materials and location. “The entire community has been a part of this redevelopment…

Report: Mortenson Will Build Football Stadium for Raiders in Las Vegas

May 17, 2017 - in Buildings, News, Projects

M.A. Mortenson Co. will build a $1.9 billion football stadium in Las Vegas for the Raiders, who are moving from Oakland. Raiders President Marc Badain told the Las Vegas Review-Journal he's close to finalizing a contract for the Golden Valley-based construction…

Woolpert to Renovate Elizabeth City State University Buildings

May 15, 2017 - in Buildings

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) has contracted with Woolpert to provide comprehensive design services for the G.R. Little Library and Moore Hall on the rural campus in northeast North Carolina. The project is valued at $13 million.…

Latest Migratory Inhibitor Technology- Powerful Corrosion Protection of Post-Tensioned Structures!

May 11, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

MCI®-309 is a powerful Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitor powder for corrosion protection of ferrous metals and aluminum in recessed areas, interior cavities and voids. It provides an extremely efficient dry method protecting metals within an enclosed space.…

Tokyo Olympic Stadium Scandal Update: Over 140,000 Signatures Delivered to Japanese Embassies Around the World Demanding No Rainforest Destruction or Human Rights Abuses

May 11, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

(TOKYO, BERN, BERLIN & MIRI) This week, activists from around the world are staging protests demanding an immediate halt to the use of tropical wood for construction of the new Olympic facilities in Tokyo. On Wednesday, over 140,000 signatures were delivered…