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BIM-Enabled Digital Fabrication of Structural Steel – An Advanced Approach

March 5, 2015 - in Column, Structural components

Complete and real benefits of BIM can be extracted only when it is used across all the aspects of a construction process and beyond. Today, a lot of firms have adopted BIM for project planning, scheduling, cost estimation facility management, etc. However,…

Change Leader: Retooling the Structural Engineer, Detailer and Fabricator Relationship

February 22, 2015 - in Profile, Structural components

Douglas G. Fitzpatrick, P.E., is the founder, president and a practicing engineer of Fitzpatrick Engineering Group, a 10-year-old structural engineering…

Future Forward Interview: Materials Help Move Beyond Rehabilitation to Ongoing Sustainability

February 14, 2015 - in Interview, Structural components

Ongoing research into micro- and nano-modified materials holds promise to improve material lifespan as well as rehabilitate compromised structures. Informed…

Oldcastle Precast Supplies Precast Components for 15 Mile Creek Bridge Replacement

THE DALLES, Ore. (January 2015) – The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) selected precast concrete bridge components, supplied by Oldcastle Precast - Spokane, Wash., to replace the aging 15 Mile Creek Bridge, spanning a 60-foot deep canyon, that…

Tata Steel Celsius 420 Steel Product Reduces Weight, Time and Costs for Construction

Tata Steel has launched an innovative and stronger structural steel tube product which can speed up the construction of new buildings and reduce the weight of machinery or large vehicles. The next-generation steel – called Celsius® 420 – has been developed…

Outstanding Structural Engineering Projects Honored

Winner and Finalists for the Be Inspired Award Bentley Systems and Informed Infrastructure are pleased to present the outstanding projects that were submitted for the Be Inspired Award for Innovation in Structural Engineering. The Be Inspired Awards and the…

Shibanee and Kamal Architects Uses STAAD.Pro to Analyze Unconventional Curved-wall Design

Shibanee and Kamal Architects, principal architects of Bangalore-based Total Environment Building Systems Pvt Ltd, designed the BHAU Institute of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership (BIEL) for the College of Engineering, Pune. Located on the bank…

Vote Now for Your Favorite Construction Project: Tekla Global BIM Awards 2014

Tekla Global BIM Awards brings out the best of BIM with 49 extremely smart construction projects around the world. Earlier this year, Tekla users entered their favorite BIM projects, ranging from polymerization plants and power stations to indoor water parks…

Tekla Announces 2014 North America BIM Awards Winners

Tekla, drives the evolution of digital information models through building information modeling (BIM) software and online, providing a growing competitive advantage to our customers in the construction, infrastructure and energy industries.  Annually, Tekla…

Unified Model Aids Steel Structure Design Efficiency for a Chinese Air-Cooling Island

Hamon Thermal (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. is part of the Hamon Group, an international engineering and contracting company that is a leader in the specialized markets for cooling systems, process heat exchangers, air quality systems, chimneys, and heat recovery steam…