Structural News

HDR-redesigned transit hub reshapes downtown Boston

At a projected construction cost of $87 million, Boston’s transit centerpiece emerged from its transformative dormancy on March 21, when the first subway users in exactly two years crossed the threshold into Government Center Station. As the project’s prime consultant, HDR worked hand-in-hand with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, overseeing all aspects of the renovation, including planning, design and construction.

AISI publishes 2016 Cold-Formed Steel Framing Design Guide

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) published AISI D110-16 - Cold-Formed Steel Framing Design Guide, 2016 Edition, to assist practicing structural engineers in designing cold-formed steel framing systems. The guide provides a general review of basic structural principles and five comprehensive design examples that cover wind-bearing and axial load-bearing stud walls and joists.

BSSC webinar to focus on nonlinear response-history analysis

The National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) will host a free webinar on Thursday, April 28, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm ET, highlighting content in the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program’s (NEHRP) 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions and ASCE/SEI 7-16, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures.

Wake Forest Innovation Quarter announces first stage of Bailey Power Plant redevelopment

Wake Forest Innovation Quarter announced the sale of portions of Bailey Power Plant to Wexford Science+Technology, a BioMed Realty company. Wexford will redevelop approximately two-thirds of the Bailey Power Plant property, including the main building and most of the surrounding grounds that include the iconic chimney stacks. The redevelopment project comes nearly 20 years after Bailey Power Plant ceased operations.

PCI research wins Charles Pankow Award for Innovation

A research project that the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) spearheaded and sponsored has been honored with the prestigious American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) Charles Pankow Award for Innovation. The winning project, Seismic Design Methodology for Precast Concrete Diaphragms, represents groundbreaking research conducted by engineers and precast concrete industry experts throughout the United States.

Modjeski and Masters provides design services for Commodore Barry Bridge

Bridge design and engineering firm Modjeski and Masters will lead a team providing design services to the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) for the inspection and rehabilitation of the Commodore Barry Bridge. The project includes the substructure, miscellaneous superstructure elements and proactive health monitoring of the bridge.

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