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Video Interviews: 2021 IECA Award Winners

The International Erosion Control  Association (IECA) announced winners or a variety of awards during the virtual IECA Annual Conference and Expo…

Dream Team Turns Challenges into Assets at 110 N. Wacker Drive

April 1, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Image Credit: Ulivieri   Stainless-steel panels originally part of the Morton Salt Headquarters (top) were installed at the lower level of the new…

Engineered Solutions: Data Centers and Warehouses

April 1, 2021 - in Articles, Engineered Solutions

Engineering for Flexibility and Speed to Market When specifying steel joists, joist girders and decking, here are three ways to build speed into the project while assuring long-term flexibility for the building owner.  

Identifying Problems with Post-Tension Concrete

March 31, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Photos show debonded grout over an anchor pocket (top) as well as removed grout revealing corroded wedges and anchors due to water intrusion at the grout pocket (bottom). Post-tensioning is a technique for reinforcing concrete with steel cables typically referred…

LEED Certification: Sustainable Construction, Waste Management and LEED Certification

March 31, 2021 - in Articles, Column

Green, sustainable construction is the way of the future, and modern companies are shifting their processes in that direction. When it comes to green construction, there’s one rating and certification system that holds authority worldwide: Leadership…

From the Editor: Engineering Allows You To Be Part of History

March 31, 2021 - in Articles, Column

The COVID-19 pandemic has created blocks of time that we didn’t previously have. For some of us, it’s the time we used to spend commuting. For others, it’s the time we spent shopping or attending cultural events. For me, it has created time to catch…

Executive Corner: Newly Released A/E Business Valuation and M&A Transactions Study Shows Peak Performance

March 31, 2021 - in Articles, Column

The latest edition of Rusk O’Brien Gido + Partners’ “A/E Business Valuation and M&A Transactions Study” was released on Jan. 12, 2021, showing that industry firms reached peak financial performance levels and valuations multiples immediately…

Thoughts From Engineers: How to Avoid a Regional Disaster

March 31, 2021 - in Articles, Column

Some 160 years ago, in an effort to remedy the Great Stink of 1858, which refers to a time in London’s history when the Thames River was used as an open sewer, an unknown English engineer by the name of Joseph Bazalgette was hired to design and build a network…

Project Management Insights: Flailing Projects Can Be Turned Around

March 31, 2021 - in Column

It doesn’t have to go down in the books as an epic fail. You’re a solid project manager and have several successes to your name. You know from experience that not everything runs entirely smoothly, and you have to be flexible for the occasions when things…