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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…

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.…

Auto Auto Parking: It’s About More Than Just Parking Your Car

September 28, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

When it comes to discussions of moving people around, self-driving cars, ride-hailing services and bike-sharing companies are grabbing all the headlines.…

Square Building in a Round Hole

September 24, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Integrating virtual construction and geospatial technologies into design-build projects reduces risk and improves control costs. It’s hard enough to build a complex industrial structure 12 stories tall. Putting the structure into a deep, concrete-lined hole…

112-Foot-Tall Reinforced Soil Slope Project Challenges Bay Bridge Construction Team

September 24, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

There are many aspects of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge’s recent reconstruction that could be considered engineering wonders. After nearly 12 years of construction, engineering challenges and cost overruns, the new eastern span opened in September…

Real-Time Reporting: Information Management Keeps $1 Billion Light-Rail Project on Track

September 14, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Traditionally, the construction and engineering sectors have been somewhat reticent to adopt new technology. However, with the prospect of a U.S. government infrastructure bill in the works, which could trigger spending of $200 billion in federal money during…

Bond … 54 Bond Street: NYC Building Restoration Wins Prestigious Award

August 27, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

54 Bond Street in Manhattan is a circa-1874, corner cast-iron building in the French Second Empire style. Its recent facade preservation and restoration project in Manhattan received a 2018 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s…

Emergency Operations: Loyola University Medical Center Upgrades Stormwater Mitigation System After Dangerous Flooding Event

August 15, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Bill Wood, P.E. The year 2013 typically isn’t remembered for its storms. There were no Hurricane Harveys or Marias, no Superstorm Sandys, and no Katrinas. However, while not given names, smaller storms still can severely impact communities and cause major…

Hilton Head Airport Extension Sustainably Overcomes Environmental Concerns

July 16, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Residents of Hilton Head, S.C., have long been sensitive to the island’s environment. The island covers more than 69 square miles, but nearly 40 percent of it is water. The island includes 12 miles of Atlantic Ocean beachfront and has grown in popularity…

Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge: Innovative Design Wins Awards, Moves More People

July 9, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The original “Q Bridge” was built over the Quinnipiac River in New Haven, Conn., in 1958, but within 30 years its six lanes were insufficient for the growing traffic. Shortly before it was officially dedicated as the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in 1995…