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Building Innovation 2016 Conference Track One announced

At Building Innovation 2016: The National Institute of Building Sciences Fourth Annual Conference & Expo, Achieving a Resilient Future, to be held Jan. 11-15, 2016, in Washington, D.C., participants will examine multiple factors that drive the industry — from people and processes to technology and information — to help establish an effective path forward.

Design team selected for Hurricane Sandy memorial

New York firm Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners (TWBTA) was recently selected to design a memorial in New Jersey marking the community’s ongoing recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy. They join a team of design and construction professionals providing pro bono services for this cause.

Joint Kentucky-Indiana Milton-Madison Bridge project singled out for transportation award

A joint project by Kentucky and Indiana to replace a deteriorating Ohio River bridge with minimal disruption of river navigation and cross-river traffic has been singled out for a prestigious transportation award. The Milton-Madison Bridge project, which resulted in a modern, four-lane bridge connecting Milton, Kentucky and Madison, Indiana, was declared a regional winner in the America’s Transportation Awards competition.

USGBC ranks Top 10 Countries for LEED

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its international rankings of the Top 10 Countries for LEED. The Top 10 list highlights countries outside of the U.S. that are making significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation.

One WTC Receives CTBUH 2015 Best Tall Building Award

One World Trade Center (WTC) was awarded the 2015 Best Tall Building Award for the U.S. from The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. WSP served as structural engineer for the 104-story office tower on behalf of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Experts focus on corrosion protection for Bay Bridge tower anchor rods

In a nondescript construction trailer at the foot of the Bay Bridge, a panel of world-leading engineers and scientists has spent the last two days poring over reams of data and listening to hours of presentations from Caltrans bridge builders, seeking the best way to protect hundreds of anchor rods at the base of the Bay Bridge’s iconic white tower.

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