Structural News

UC Davis student housing project earns LEED Platinum

Sacramento, Calif. — The University of California, Davis Tercero Student Housing Phase 3 facility recently earned LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its sustainable design features. Sundt Construction, Inc. was the design-build contractor for the dormitory complex, which was completed in fall 2014.

Unlocking building performance and the future of sustainable buildings

Northbrook, Ill. — UL, a global safety science leader, recently conducted a study to learn where value and return on investment lie in the area of sustainable buildings. The study and its result is available in a free white paper titled “The Dawn of the Building Performance Era,” written by UL Chief Economist Erin Grossi.

AISI joins Cold-Formed Steel Research Consortium

Washington, D.C. — The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) joined the Cold-Formed Steel Research Consortium (CFSRC) as a founding member. The CFSRC is a group of principal investigators from several universities who are sharing their experimental and computational facilities to undertake specific projects that span all aspects of cold-formed steel structural research. AISI joins Geometrica in its founding member capacity.

Winners named in Fourth Annual International Student Competition on Cold-Formed Steel Design

Washington, D.C. — Co-sponsors of an international student competition on cold-formed steel design announced three winners from the University of North Texas, Tongji University and the University of Waterloo. The 2014 International Student Competition on Cold-Formed Steel Design promoted higher education in cold-formed steel structural design and encouraged students to use creative thinking skills to solve engineering problems.

Thornton Tomasetti project to receive Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation’s Built by Women in New York City Award

New York — Thornton Tomasetti announced that one of its projects, the Greenberg Pavilion at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan, was selected for inclusion in the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation’s (BWAF) upcoming Built by Women in New York City Awards (BxW NYC). Additionally, the firm’s Vice Chairman, Aine M. Brazil, P.E., LEED AP, will be recognized at the BWAF gala on February 26 for her leadership on the project.

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