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Infrastructure Outlook: A Bridge Too Far (Gone)?

June 16, 2018 - in Articles, Column

One of the most frustrating things about contemporary times is that people are unable to change their mindset as fast as technology progresses. According to American design expert Donald A. Norman, “Technology may change rapidly, but people change slowly.”…

Sponsored Content: Mott MacDonald Optimized Complex Designs with Digital Workflows

June 16, 2018 - in Articles, Featured, Showcase

Sponsored by:       Project The Thames Tideway Tunnel is a GBP 4 billion design-build project initiated to address the overflow from London’s…

A High-Visibility Project: Examining the Historic and Beautiful New Portageville Bridge

June 11, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Mark Scacco, P.E. In 1852—the year women were being arrested for wearing pants (Emma Snodgrass in Boston) and the first edition of Peter Roget’s…

Final Thoughts: Spring Brings Baseball and Construction Seasons

June 11, 2018 - in Articles, Column

Spring finally has arrived here in the Midwest (Chicago, to be specific): flowers are blooming, trees are budding out, birds are singing, and baseball is in full swing. But April 2018 was the fourth-coldest April on record; the Chicago Cubs home opening game…

Letters from May/June 2018 Issue

June 11, 2018 - in Articles, Letters

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ReEngineering the Engineer: Written vs. Oral Communication: You Make the Call

June 4, 2018 - in Articles, Column

I admit I haven’t really embraced the whole texting thing, and I don’t believe it’s an age gap. Although I communicate with our kids that way about half the time—out of necessity—I rarely do so with our clients (unless, of course, I’m running late…

The Right Tool for the Job: Multiple Tools Complicate Reality-Capture Landscape

May 21, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

When it comes to capturing existing conditions, the first question in everyone’s mind seems to be “to scan or not to scan?” With all the technologies out there, the next question is usually “which tool is best for the job?” Complicating the ability…

Battling Corrosion Problems in Harsh Middle East Environmental Conditions

May 21, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Figure 1. Migrating corrosion inhibitors form a protective layer on the surface of embedded steel reinforcement. By Julie Holmquist Harsh environmental conditions create an added challenge to the durability of structures in Middle Eastern regions such as the…

Code Update: Provisions for Cold-Formed Steel Nonstructural Members Clarified in AISI S220

May 13, 2018 - in Articles, Column

For most cold-formed steel framing projects, industry or manufacturers’ design tables are sufficient for specifying and constructing nonstructural partitions. But for projects where the requirements are outside the usual limits, design professionals and…

Letters from March/April 2018 Issue

May 10, 2018 - in Articles, Letters

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