Structural News

Terracon acquires Building Exterior Solutions

Terracon announced the expansion of its facilities services capabilities through the acquisition of Building Exterior Solutions LLC (BES) of Texas. BES provides investigation, evaluation, and construction solutions for exterior building systems.

NIBS receives ANSI pre-approval of four Better Buildings Workforce schemes

Over the past several years, the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), through its Commercial Workforce Credentialing Council (CWCC), has assisted the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop voluntary national guidelines, known as the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines (BBWG), to improve the quality and consistency of commercial building energy-efficiency workforce credentials.

Global earthquake numbers on par for 2015

Globally there were 14,588 earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 or greater in 2015. This worldwide number is on par with prior year averages of about 40 earthquakes per day of magnitude 4.0, or about 14,500 annually. However, earthquakes caused 9,612 deaths worldwide in 2015, a significant increase compared to 664 deaths in 2014.

Bellevue Theatre Project wins 2015 PCI Award (with video)

The Prestressed/Precast Concrete Institute (PCI) selected the state-of-the-art Bellevue Youth Theatre as a winner in the 2015 PCI Design Awards Program in the Best Theatre category. This project is a new 12,000-square-foot theatre built into the side of a hill.

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