Structural News

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.

Product Category Rules for manufactured concrete and concrete masonry products released

Herndon, Va. — ASTM International, with stakeholder input from the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) and other manufactured concrete product companies, has developed new Product Category Rules (PCR) for the concrete masonry industry to develop Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for concrete masonry units, segmental retaining wall units, articulating concrete block, manufactured stone veneer, and related units.

KSA honored for Camp Minden Reserve Center design

LONGVIEW, Texas — KSA was honored with an Award of Merit in ENR Texas and Louisiana magazine's 2014 Best Projects competition for the New Camp Minden Armed Forces Reserve Center. Architect John Selmer, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, was the lead architect on the project.

Woolpert to repeat as design firm for DoD school facilities

DAYTON, Ohio — Woolpert, a national A&E, geospatial firm headquartered in Dayton, has again been selected to provide full design and construction-based services for the replacement of aging primary and secondary schools serving the students of U.S. military families worldwide. Under the contract, Woolpert will continue to design school facilities under the 21st Century Education Initiative set forth by the Department of Defense Education Activities (DoDEA).

Skyscrapers and cityscapes: 2014’s Best Tall Buildings

New York — Highlighting the best tall building construction from 2014, Best Tall Buildings: A Global Overview of 2014 Skyscrapers seeks to represent projects with the most innovative design and those which strive to advance the profile of the tall building as an integrated sustainable element in cities across the world. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is the world’s foremost authority on tall buildings. This book chronicles the annual awards process, in which the CTBUH recognizes outstanding tall buildings and design innovations that advance the potential of integrated sustainability in cities across the world.

Pensmore Foundation's Energy Research Lab up and running

Hampden-Sydney, Va. — The Energy Research Laboratory (ERL), under construction at Hampden-Sydney College (HSC) in south central Virginia, has reached a new milestone. The freestanding building is now enclosed, and initial research is underway.

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