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CFSEI Publishes New Technical Note on Design for Splicing of Cold-Formed Steel Wall Studs

March 18, 2015 - in Corporate, Structural components

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 12, 2015 — The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) has published a new Technical Note titled “Design for Splicing of Cold-Formed Steel Wall Studs” (Tech Note W106-15), the latest in its continuing series of instructional…

Trimble Improves Construction Project Workflow with Tekla Structures 21 BIM Software

March 12, 2015 - in Products, Structural components

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 12, 2015—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today introduced Tekla Structures 21, the latest version of its Building Information Modeling…

Trimble Launches Tekla Structural Designer: A Powerful New Way for Engineers to Analyze and Design Multi-Material Buildings

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 10, 2015—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today launched Tekla Structural Designer, the latest addition to its portfolio of model-based…

CFSEI Accepting Entries for 2015 Design and Distinguished Service Awards

WASHINGTON, DC, March 4, 2015 —The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) has announced that it is now accepting entries through April 1, 2015 for the prestigious Design and Distinguished Service Awards. The winners will be announced at the CFSEI…

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 firm specializing in commercial and healthcare building design. He has 32 years of commercial structural…

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 Infrastructure’s Editorial Director Matt Ball spoke to Nemkumar (Nemy) Banthia, PhD, PEng, a distinguished…

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…