/ Category / Structural components

PCI Announces 2014 Big Beam Contest Winners

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) announced the winners of the 2014 Big Beam Contest. The Student Education Judging Committee recently selected the winners of the Engineering Student Design Award, also known as the Big Beam Contest. First-place…

Modeling and a Component Library Approach Help Prescient Automate Multi-Family Residential Manufacture

Prescient, a Denver-based startup by a group of property developers, is taking a modeling and manufacturing approach to decrease the mistakes they've…

ACI Foundation’s Concrete Research Council Announces New Research Network

August 6, 2014 - in Corporate, Structural components

In its quest to align donors, researchers, and funders with concrete research projects, the ACI Foundation has united with several industry partners by…

Aging Japanese Landmarks Pose Headaches Due to Seismic Retrofitting

When internationally renowned architect Kenzo Tange (1913-2005) designed the uniquely shaped Kagawa Prefectural Gym here, it was during a time well before the adoption of modern quake resistance standards. Today, seismic retrofitting work for the building…

Foster + Partners Competes for Gold at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow

Scotland’s SSE Hydro arena not only provides a world-class music arena for the city of Glasgow, but this key element of the regeneration of the Queen Anne’s dock area also provides an iconic building to form part of the bid for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.…

Building a Basket in Brazil – The New Steel Structure Arena in Amazônia Came Together Efficiently

With clever use of Tekla’s BIM software, Martifer Construções improved productivity by 20% and efficiency by 30% while successfully meeting the tight construction deadlines of the Arena Amazônia in Manaus, Brazil, which is just one of the 10 world-class…