Structural News

Longest precast concrete cable-stayed bridge in U.S. breaks ground

Local, state, federal and port officials turned dirt last week in a symbolic start to the U.S. 181 Harbor Bridge Replacement Project that will result in the longest precast concrete cable-stayed span in the United States and opening the Port of Corpus Christi to the largest ocean-going vessels.

DFI awards professional development grants

The DFI Educational Trust and the DFI Women in Deep Foundations (WiDF) Committee awarded two grants of $1,750 each to women involved in design and/or construction of deep foundations to attend DFI’s International Conference on Deep Foundations, Seepage Control and Remediation.

McLaren Engineering Group expands Special Inspections Division

McLaren Engineering Group, a full-service engineering firm, is expanding its Special Inspections Division, focusing on New York City’s bustling construction industry. This service line, which helps developers building and renovating structures in NYC, is managed by McLaren’s new Director of Special Inspections, Nicholas Bailey.

Concrete Research Council announces annual Request for Proposals

The ACI Foundation’s Concrete Research Council (CRC) seeks to advance the concrete industry through the funding of concrete research projects that further the knowledge and sustainability of concrete materials, construction, and structures. On August 10, CRC opened its annual request for proposals.

CLT achieves fire safety requirements

D.R. Johnson Wood Innovations, the nation’s first certified U.S. manufacturer of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), has become the first North American CLT manufacturer to achieve significant fire safety requirements under tests designed to gauge flame spread and fire resistance.

Nominate a project for a Beyond Green Award

The National Institute of Building Sciences Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) issued a Call for Entries for its 2016 Beyond Green High-Performance Building and Community Awards, which recognize projects and activities that contribute to making high-performing, resilient buildings and communities.

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