Structural News

CTBUH names 2016 Tall Building Award recipients

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announced the winners and finalists for the CTBUH 2016 Tall Building Awards. This year’s winners and finalists have set a new bar for the annual awards program, with many employing inventive solutions that respond to demanding site constraints and prerogatives related to sustainability, seismicity, wind forces, mixed functionality, and a vibrant urban habitat.

VDOT, partners receive Partnered Project of the Year Award

The International Partnering Institute (IPI) presented the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and its partners a Ruby-level Partnered Project of the Year Award. The award recognized the project team from the Avens Bridge Route 670 Project in Washington County in VDOT’s Bristol District.

Concrete 2029 continues Building to the Future

Spearheaded by the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) and facilitated by the ACI Foundation’s Strategic Development Council (SDC), Concrete 2029 was recently launched as a strategic initiative to develop a vision and roadmap for the future of the concrete construction industry.

SEAOI announces award-winning projects, engineers

Winners of the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI) 2016 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards and 2016 SEAOI Special Awards were announced at the 2016 Awards Dinner, held on June 11, 2016 on the 99th floor of Willis Tower in Chicago.

New edition of Floor Vibrations Design Guide now available

The second edition of AISC's Design Guide 11: Floor Vibrations Due To Human Activity is now available. The updated guide expands on the original version with new material on the response of structural systems that support human activity including floors, monumental stairs and balconies.

Golden Gate Bridge Fracture Critical Inspection

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (District) selected HDR to provide Fracture Critical Bridge Inspection Services on select floor beams and truss members, supporting one of the world's most iconic structures.

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