Structural News

Gould Evans submits design for San Francisco mixed-use residential tower

Architecture and planning firm Gould Evans on behalf of project sponsor Align Real Estate, submitted a Downtown Project Authorization Application (Planning Code Section 309 Application) to the San Francisco Planning Department for a new mixed-use residential tower at 30 Otis Street. If approved, the proposed 250-foot tower accompanied by an 85-foot podium building will be part of the strategic revitalization of this transit-rich, underdeveloped corner of the city.

Call for entries now open for 2017 IDEAS2 Awards

Architectural and engineering firms, structural steel companies, general contractors and owners are encouraged to enter their steel-framed building projects in the 2017 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS2) Awards competition.

Fabric building wins Canadian solar award

Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) awarded “Game Changer Project of the Year” to Legacy Building Solutions’ Solar Ship Brantford off-grid hangar, a joint venture with Canadian Energy and Solar Ship Inc.

AISC seeks nominations for 2017 T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award, which includes a $15,000 cash prize. Presented annually by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the award recognizes a lecturer-author whose technical paper(s) are considered an outstanding contribution to engineering literature on fabricated structural steel.

AISC rebuts New York Times article

According to the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the New York Times got it wrong. In the article, “Skyscraper at Trade Center Rises From the Inside Out” (May 25), reporter David W. Dunlap discusses why the contractor for the new 3 World Trade Center building pushed for a concrete core surrounded by steel framing rather than the more typical (for New York) steel core.

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