Corrosion is the deterioration of metal caused by the reaction of metal with the environment. The word “corrode” literally means “to gnaw to pieces.” Corrosion occurs in all major industries and is caused by humidity, sea air, chemicals, fertilizers, road salt and more. Corrosion significantly increases maintenance costs and shortens the lifespan of industrial buildings.
Proper building materials and good design will decrease the total cost of ownership in corrosive environments. Legacy’s fabric structures on a rigid steel frame are designed to prevent corrosion before it can occur.
Breathing Life into a Tired Highway
U.S. 31 is an important north-south throughway that stretches from Alabama up to Michigan. In Central Indiana, traffic during rush hours had become an issue due to population growth so the Indiana Department of Transportation infused a stretch with a $350 million upgrade to bring it to freeway standards. With so much at stake and time of the essence, precast concrete served as the backbone of the project.
Since 1923, the Golden Bears have played football on the Hayward Fault, which runs from goal post to goal post in UC Berkeley Memorial Stadium. Seismic upgrades were necessary due to the fault’s “creep” producing numerous cracks, offsets, and gaps in the structure. The historical value of the stadium had to be considered since it was modeled on a Roman Coliseum and is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The C/S Expansion Joint Cover team worked closely with HNTB to create a unique system of stair risers and treads to ensure that fans, students and athletes would be safe in a seismic event.
Jordon at PRM Engineers talks about the challenges of structural projects in steel, concrete, and wood. He describes how IES VisualAnalysis software helps him get jobs done efficiently.
Thoughtful details, sustainability, a strong indoor-outdoor connection, robust Parallam PSL beams—and a bit of drama—elevate Stott Architecture’s barn-style home to modern heights in the Hamptons.
With NCDOT’s continued efforts to maintain our States Highways by providing new and innovative ways to extend the life of the pavement was show recently in Shallotte, NC. They contracted Barnhill Construction and American Paving Fabrics to provide a solution to continued reflective cracking and longitudinal cracking along Highway 130. The road is a major throughway for local traffic from Wilmington to Myrtle Beach. NCDOT approved HUESKER North Americas most recent innovation in paving interlayers to combat the roadways continued degradation. HaTelit® G50 is HUESKER’s newest solution in the HaTelit® family, providing a 50kN strength fiberglass grid in combination with an ultra-lightweight nonwoven pre-impregnated with asphalt to provide strength and waterproofing to the new asphalt course. The HaTelit® G50 solution provided US route 130 with continued support and strength to carry its motorists on for many years to come before NCDOT has to consider maintenance due to cracking or pothole development. To learn more about HUESKER solutions visit HUESKER.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/hueskernorthamerica, or @HUESKERna on Twitter.
Memphis design firm, ANF Architects, increased productivity and lowered costs by outsourcing IT operations to a private cloud provider. Architects acting as IT staff returned to revenue generating project work.
Sky bridge engineers behind the brand new border crossing to Mexico's
Tijuana Airport overcome pre-existing site challenges to successfully treat
a high capacity of stormwater run-off...and accommodate a high capacity
For a new hotel in Delaware, a subsurface, storm water runoff retention/detention system helps to control pollutants. Installed underground, it also increased the number of parking spaces.
Our latest modular design trash rack is impact resistant and constructed of fiberglass reinforced HDPE , a strong lightweight replacement for steel that has proven to be a durable/economical alternative.
BIM models can benefit the entire extended project team if they have the right software to unlock this rich source of information. Many of the 2014 Be Inspired Award nominees have shared their own experiences about the advantages leveraging models in the field and on site to make better decisions in less time.
Image: Skyway Water Treatment Plant project, CH2M HILL
Want project success? Start by including the right of way component up front in the early planning stages, and see how you will save time and money.
Mechanically Stabilized Earth is a composite construction material comprising a facing system, earth reinforcements and a specified backfill soil. The design-build contractor selected The Reinforced Earth Company to supply the first MSE structures over a seismic fault.
Software Ensures High-quality Data for Steel Fabricators; Helps Save on Material Costs on USD 18 Million Rehabilitation Center
Varying details between projects make it difficult for piling industry experts to make blanket statements about the applicability of different driven pile types. This driven pile comparison table can help make the process easier.
ClearSpan Fabric Structures, the preferred choice for sand & salt storage, provides design-build and energy-efficient solutions for material, equipment and other storage needs.
SmartDitch, a plastic ditch lining system featuring lightweight channels, provides cost effective & virtually maintenance free stormwater runoff protection for the entrance of The Twentymile Mine in Colorado.
First upscale outlet mall in Canada features unique combination of underground stormwater management chambers and an open detention pond.
In 2011, Atlas Tube partnered with a food processing manufacturer to build a state-of-the-art plant using hollow structural sections (HSS). Read how Atlas HSS helped achieve an aesthetically appealing design at an affordable price.
Underground stormwater management system at 264-unit luxury apartment complex allows for controlled infiltration of runoff, replenishes aquifer, eliminates unsightly ponds, overloading and pollution to preserve green space.