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Technical program available for DFI International Conference

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) published the Technical Program for the International Conference on Deep Foundations, Seepage Control and Remediation — DFI’s 41st Annual Conference. The conference introduces a new technical track featuring seepage control and remediation for dam and levee projects worldwide, in addition to the technical program on deep foundations and earth retention.

Section 5 Palmetto Wins Grand Conceptor Award

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Community/Condotte/DeMoya JV, BCC Engineering and FINLEY Engineering Group (FINLEY) have won the 2016 FICE Engineering Excellence Grand Conceptor Award for the Section 5 Palmetto SR826/836 Interchange (Bridges 9, 11, 15 and 19).

New poll finds New Jersey voters support building code changes in wake of disaster

In advance of a Borough of Edgewater, N.J., hearing to consider rebuilding the burned-down Avalon at Edgewater apartment complex with the same lightweight wood-frame construction method, Build with Strength, a coalition of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, released a new poll that found registered New Jersey voters are very supportive of the state making changes to construction codes in the wake of the fire.

WJE gains waiver for nighttime drone use

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a waiver to Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE) permitting the firm to operate drones at night. WJE was one of more than 70 organizations receiving waivers on August 29 from the FAA.

American Architecture Awards honor renovations of the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, Hafley House and Killingsworth Office Building

The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre renovation by Levin & Associates Architect, and Kelly Sutherlin McLeod Architecture restorations of the Olan G. and Aida T. Hafley House and the Killingsworth Office Building recently received national recognition by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Structural Focus partnered with these renowned architects on the renovation of these iconic structures.

ICC-ES issues ESR-3010 to PCI for Precast Concrete Diaphragm

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) received confirmation from ICC Evaluation Service, LLC (ICC-ES), that its ESR-3010 Precast Concrete Diaphragm seismic design methodology complies with the provisions of the 2012 and 2015 International Building Code.

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