Structural News

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.

CFSEI to host webinar on BIM and cold-formed steel

The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Cold-Formed Steel” on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. EDT. The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 PDHs.

One Riverside tops off $90 million residential project

The Harman Group (THG), a firm specializing in structural engineering, parking planning and design and construction engineering, announced that One Riverside, a $90 million, 82-unit residential condominium complex in Philadelphia, celebrated its topping off milestone on May 25.

Progress toward national resiliency: NIST marks Joplin tornado 5th anniversary

Disaster struck Joplin, Mo., on May 22, 2011, when the deadliest and costliest single tornado in U.S. history left a 35-kilometer (22-mile) long path of destruction. In the five years since the tragedy, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has led the effort to learn from the devastation and make improvements based on those lessons so that communities nationwide can become more resilient to tornadoes.

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