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Structural Steel Detailing—Perfection has Always Been More than Important

July 6, 2016 - in Column

Today’s construction industry relies heavily on robust steel development. Accurate structural engineering promises sturdy buildings that withstand unexpected natural disasters. Gone are times, when engineers and construction specialist had to work with elementary…

Michael Baker International’s Caleb Hing Named to Key ASCE Position

June 2, 2016 - in People

Pittsburgh, June 1, 2016—Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, congratulates Caleb Hing, Ph.D.,…

Seismic Response of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Coupled Walls

To protect the lives of inhabitants, buildings are designed to sway and deform without collapsing in response to earthquake shaking. Many building owners…

Future Forward Interview: Assessing and Mitigating Structural Performance

April 5, 2016 - in Interview

Christopher Higgins is a professor of structural engineering in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University (OSU), where he also directs the Structural Engineering Research Laboratory. Informed Infrastructure Editor Matt Ball…

AISC to Honor 14 Top Structural Steel Professionals at NASCC: The Steel Conference

March 29, 2016 - in Awards, People

Chicago, Ill.—Fourteen leaders from across the structural steel design, construction, and academic community will receive distinguished awards from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) at the 2016 NASCC: The Steel Conference (April 13-15 in…

Structural Engineers to Explore Engineering with Students

February 9, 2016 - in Buildings, Corporate, Design/Engineering

DuPage Area Engineer’s Week Committee has scheduled an Open House for Saturday, February 27, 2016  [10:30 A.M. –3:30 P.M.] at Illinois Institute of Technology’s Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus at 201 East Loop Road,  Wheaton.  This program includes…

Nonprofit Engineers Save Students in Nepal

February 5, 2016 - in Buildings, Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit

Dust falls from the cracks in the walls and ceiling as the floor shudders, sending gasps and small screams echoing off the temporary tin roofs. The teacher tries to calm the class memories of destruction in the not-so-distant past haunt the children. It takes…

AISI Publishes a New Standard for Seismic Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Systems

February 1, 2016 - in Buildings, Corporate, Design/Engineering

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 1, 2016 – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published a new standard, AISI S400-15, North American Standard for Seismic Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Systems, 2015 Edition to address the design and construction…

New Acoustic Technique Reveals Structural Information in Nanoscale Materials

December 31, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Design/Engineering

Understanding where and how phase transitions occur is critical to developing new generations of the materials used in high-performance batteries, sensors, energy-harvesting devices, medical diagnostic equipment and other applications. But until now there…

Announcing the Winners of The Structural Awards 2015

November 17, 2015 - in Awards, Corporate, Design/Engineering

The winners of The Structural Awards 2015 were announced on Friday 13 November during a ceremony at The Brewery in London. The Awards, which recognise outstanding achievement by structural engineers from all over the world, are organised each year by The Institution…