Structural News

ASCE issues first-ever tsunami-resilient design standards

On Sept. 28, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announced the world’s first comprehensive tsunami-resilient design standards, incorporating the lessons learned from these past disasters to define an enforceable, state-of-the-art design code for the construction of safer buildings on the West Coast of the United States, Alaska, and Hawaii.

Winners announced for 2016 CAMX Award

The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo announced the winners of the third annual CAMX Award, sponsored by Ashland. The winner of this year's Unsurpassed Innovation Award is Kreysler & Associates for its ultra-lightweight and fire-resistant fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) cladding panel system.

Fabric tennis building named USTA Outstanding Facility

The United States Tennis Association (USTA), the national governing body for the sport of tennis, announced its 2016 Outstanding Facility Awards. The Oklahoma City Tennis Center at Will Rogers Park (OKC Tennis Center) has been named one of eight winners in the Large Facility category. The new facility is a fabric structure designed to USTA standards with six regulation courts.

RIDOT to begin next 80-hour rapid bridge replacement

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will start work on the McCormick Quarry Bridge in East Providence on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. As with the recently replaced East Shore Expressway Bridge, this process involves an 80-hour rapid replacement.

AWC welcomes Timber City exhibit to the National Building Museum

The American Wood Council (AWC) was on hand to welcome the Timber City exhibit to the National Building Museum, which runs through May 2017 in Washington, D.C. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including strength, fire resistance, sustainability and beauty.

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