Structural News

Paper tubes make stiff origami structures

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Tokyo have developed a new “zippered tube” configuration that makes paper structures that are stiff enough to hold weight yet can fold flat for easy shipping and storage. Their method could be applied to other thin materials, such as plastic or metal, to transform structures from furniture to buildings to microscopic robots.

Michael Baker International to engineer reconstruction of historic bridge

Michael Baker International will play a key role in rehabilitating a critical traffic artery in Pennsylvania’s capital region. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) selected the company for a $5 million engineering and design project focused on the western spans of the Market Street Bridge.

Sundt completes LEED Gold CSU lab facility

Sundt Construction, Inc. recently completed construction of the new California State University Channel Islands Sierra Hall classroom and laboratory building, designed to meet LEED Gold certification.

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