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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Acquires Halvorson and Partners

September 1, 2015 - in Corporate

NEW YORK, NY — WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization, has acquired Halvorson and Partners, a 40-person Chicago-based firm that provides structural engineering services for developers, private owners, and…

Structural Engineers Readily Adopt BIM

August 19, 2015 - in Column

Structural engineers from large organizations, multinationals and SMBs feel that BIM is not just an option but a requirement. Unlike architects, designers,…

Structural Solutions: Minding the Gap in Technology

August 2, 2015 - in Column

Reworking a line from a 1970s Saturday Night Live sketch: technology has been “berry berry good” to the design and construction industries. I remember…

Earthquake Danger: What Californians Don’t Know

SACRAMENTO, California – Severe earthquake damage to buildings in urban Nepal represents a major wake-up call for California, a structural engineering expert told an esteemed panel at the state capitol last week. Crippling damage to newer high-rise buildings…

Tekla Strengthens Software Portfolio with New Version of Tedds for Structural Engineers

June 3, 2015 - in Products, Structural components

HELSINKI, June 3, 2015—Tekla, a Trimble company, introduced today Tedds 2015, a new version of its software for automating repetitive civil and structural calculations for engineers. Added after Trimble’s acquisition of CSC in 2011, Tedds is an integral…

SEAOI Announces 2015 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Finalists

May 5, 2015 - in Corporate

Join SEAOI next Tuesday, May 5, for the Finalist Presentations in this year's Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Competition.  The event will take place at Cliff Dwellers, 200 S. Michigan, Chicago.  Drinks are available at 5:00 pm, with dinner…

Miyamoto Global Disaster Relief Arrives in Kathmandu, Nepal

April 29, 2015 - in Corporate, Structural components

Miyamoto Disaster Relief has arrived in Nepal to conduct disaster assessments and aid in the recovery. The following is an update from a recent Blog post. After 30 hours of flight over Afghanistan and Iran, my plane was put on hold over Kathmandu airport. …

Structural Solutions: Helping Structural Engineering Students Benefits All

April 1, 2015 - in Column, Structural components

There are many ways to have a positive impact on the next generation of structural engineers. This is important, because they will face significant challenges to improve infrastructure while competing in a global market with constant change and ever-increasing…

Future Forward: Materials Help Move Beyond Rehabilitation to Ongoing Sustainability

February 22, 2015 - in Profile

Nemkumar (Nemy) Banthia, PhD, PEng, is a distinguished university scholar at the University of British Columbia and was appointed as a Senior Canada Research Chair in Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Sustainability. He also is scientific director of the India-Canada…

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…