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Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Opens Houston Office

September 21, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Design/Engineering

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 21, 2015—Today, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) announced the opening of its Houston, Texas office. From Houston, SGH will provide its full range of structural and building technology services, with special emphasis on risk…

New Geotechnical Test Chamber at Purdue Improves Research

July 1, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., July 1, 2015—A test chamber developed at Purdue University allows engineers to simulate precisely what happens to soil underground…

International Consortium Receives a Grant to Explore the Use of Bamboo as an Urban Construction Material

PITTSBURGH, June 8, 2015—A University of Pittsburgh-led consortium is one of 14 new multilateral university partnerships created by the Global Innovation…

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…

AGA Announces 2015 Excellence Awards

May 13, 2015 - in Awards, Corporate, Design/Engineering

CENTENNIAL, CO - The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards. More than 100 projects were submitted representing the versatility of hot-dip galvanizing. All submissions…

Change Leader Interview: Introducing Standards to Automate Multi-Unit Construction

April 5, 2015 - in Interview

Prescient is a company that takes a technology-centric approach to standardize the building of cold-rolled steel, multi-unit construction. The company has model-based design software as well as an automated factory that churns out framing components for multi-unit…

ClearEdge3D Announces EdgeWise 5.0

Houston, Texas, April 1, 2015 — ClearEdge3D today announced the release of EdgeWise 5.0, with numerous new features and enhancements that create the fastest field-to-finish modeling solution on the market. The software uses advanced feature extraction and…

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 solutions for the architectural, engineering and construction markets. Tekla Structural Designer provides…

Structural Solutions: Increasing the Effectiveness of Young Structural Engineers

February 21, 2015 - in Articles, Column

Would you like to improve the effectiveness of your young structural engineers? This column will explore some ideas and ways you might be able to accomplish this. One of the major challenges facing companies is how to teach their younger engineers while also…

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…