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Infrastructure Digitization: Two Industry Analysts Discuss Recent Tech Efforts from Autodesk and Bentley

November 26, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Three Trends Defining Industrialized Construction By Drew Buechley On the main stage of Autodesk University 2017 in Las Vegas, Jim Lynch, vice president of the Autodesk Building Products Group, highlighted Autodesk’s increased focus on the industrialization…

Optimal Surroundings: Engineering Is Critical to Optimize a Fabric Building for Your Application

November 26, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Rigid-frame engineering allows for precise building dimensions to be calculated and applied based on the equipment being housed. By Jeff Williams and…

Staying on Track: CSX Leads a Reline for Timber-Beam Bridges in Georgia

November 26, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

CSX Corp., together with its subsidiaries based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation’s leading transportation suppliers. For nearly 190 years,…

Legal Issues: When (and How) Should a Mediator Evaluate a Case?

November 26, 2018 - in Articles, Column

Construction is a rewarding business, but it’s also challenging and risky. Most larger projects involve dozens of companies, complex design and construction issues, compressed schedules, and tight budgets. So despite efforts to avoid them, it’s not surprising…

Redmond Elementary School’s Stormwater Detention System

November 16, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Lake Washington School District’s new Clara Barton Elementary School in Redmond, Wash., is one of the new elementary schools in the Redmond Learning Community that was included in the district’s Long-Term Facilities Planning Task Force recommendations.…

Project Management Insights: When Everyone Is a PM, No One Is a PM

November 16, 2018 - in Articles, Column

About 10 years ago, the #lifegoal in the industry was to become a Principal within one’s engineering or architecture firm. With that position came prestige, owner perks, financial and professional security, and decision-making authority on strategic matters.…

Madison Square Park Tower: Slender, Inverted, Remarkable

November 10, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The last decade witnessed a global boom in tall building construction, and, like every year since 2014, 2017 set another record for tall building construction with the completion of 144 buildings taller than 655 feet. New York City, practically synonymous…

Executive Corner: Is It Time for a Shareholders’ Agreement Tune-Up?

November 10, 2018 - in Articles, Column

A well-crafted shareholders’ agreement is the foundation of any professional service firm’s ownership transition plan. In privately held firms (which make up the vast majority of firms in the A/E industry), this is the document that governs how ownership…

Tulsa’s ‘Gathering Place’ Brings a Community Together

October 29, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Located along the Arkansas River in Tulsa, Okla., the Gathering Place is too large and topographically complex to be taken in from a single vantage point. Circulation ties the wide-ranging elements together.   Thousands of Tulsa, Okla., residents turned…

Code Update: A Seismic Monitoring Systems Snapshot for Building Code Compliance in California

October 29, 2018 - in Articles, Column

California is most associated with earthquake risk, but the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) points out that while all U.S. states have some potential for earthquakes, 42 of the 50 states “have a reasonable chance of experiencing damaging ground shaking from…