Structural News

Smith-Rowe/STV design-build team supports N.C. bridge replacement program

As part of its statewide bridge replacement program, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) recently awarded Smith-Rowe Inc, and design firm, STV, a design-build contract to replace 10 bridges throughout the central region of the state – the team’s fifth such contract over the past four years.

$227 million Sellwood Bridge opens

Multnomah County and Slayden-Sundt, a joint venture of Slayden Constructors and Sundt Construction, Inc., recently celebrated the opening of Multnomah County’s new $227 million Sellwood Bridge in Portland, Ore.

AWC testifies in opposition to Maryland’s anti-wood legislation

American Wood Council (AWC) Northeast Regional Manager Matt Hunter, BCO, testified in opposition of Maryland House bill HB 1472, “Fire Safety Construction Act of 2016.” HB 1472 would prohibit a multifamily dwelling from being constructed using wood-frame construction in municipal jurisdictions exceeding a specified population density.

NSBA organizes volunteer team to travel to rural Panama to construct footbridge

The National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA) is collaborating with Bridges to Prosperity (B2P), a non-profit organization that builds footbridges in isolated communities across the world, to travel to the hamlet of Lura, in Churuquita Grande, Coclé, Panama from April 9 to 22. The team will build a 51 meter (about 168 feet) suspension bridge across the Lura River to replace the existing bridge.

Miyamoto International opens Reno office

Global earthquake structural engineering firm Miyamoto International opened an office in Reno to bring its seismic expertise to a region it views as a great growth market where seismic hazard is one of the highest in West.

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