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Haiti: Eight Years After

Miyamoto International created a video of the eight-year anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti, describing improvements that have been made to make the new buildings (and people) more earthquake resistant.

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…

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,…

Change Leader Full Interview: Simplify Legal Structure to Get Things Done

October 16, 2017 - in Articles, Interview

Philip K. Howard, chair of Common Good, is a lawyer who is actively involved in shaping public policy. In addition to writing several books during his career, he recently wrote a report, “Two Years, Not Ten Years: Redesigning Infrastructure Approvals,”…

Future Forward Full Interview: Think Long Term for Maximum Value

October 16, 2017 - in Articles, Interview

This page profiles innovative and impactful applied research in civil and structural engineering to spur continuing thought and dialog to create a better industry. These profiles are based on interviews, and the opinions and statements are those of the subject…

Future Forward: Think Long Term for Maximum Value

October 16, 2017 - in Articles, Column, Profile

Dr. John Brown Miller is a global expert on public infrastructure with an eye on efficiency and value. He has a 35-year focus on bringing practical business, legislative and contractual solutions to the world’s burgeoning public infrastructure needs.

Change Leader: Simplify Legal Structures to Get Things Done

October 16, 2017 - in Articles, Column, Profile

Philip K. Howard, chair of not-for-profit Common Good, is a lawyer who is actively involved in shaping public policy. In addition to writing several books during his career, he recently wrote a report, “Two Years, Not Ten Years: Redesigning Infrastructure…