Making Buildings Move
Advances in mechanization and power electronics have helped to make retractable roofs and large operable walls and doors more practical and efficient to build. In recent years, architects and engineers...

Restoring The Capitol Dome
While most construction projects serve only as local points of interest, some are conducted on a national stage. The restoration of the U.S. Capitol’s dome was one such project. The extent of the scaffolding...

Work of Art
Cincinnati's new art center is being lauded for its structural animation and innovative use of form. Rendering this sculptural edifice in concrete and steel within a limited...

Winged Victory
Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, the $100 million, 142,050 sq ft (13,100 m³) addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum is the creation of architect, artist, and engineer Santiago...

An Arbor for Art
The new $50-million, 153,000 sq ft (14,200 m²) building for the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will provide the museum with more than five times its current gallery space. The design...

Emphasis on Aesthetics
Architects and structural engineers joined forces to create a large, visually appealing chilled-water plant for high-profile site near the southern gateway to the University of Pennsylvania....

Beyond Convention
As engineers approach the design of new and expanded convention centers around the country, they must consider not only the changing needs of convention-goers, but also the surrounding...

Safety in a Designer's Hands
Although contractors face safety issues every day, engineers and architects have traditionally not addressed construction site safety in project designs. But there are design practices...

A Whole New Experience
Experience Music Project co-founders Paul Allen and Jody Allen Patton wanted a new museum/interactive music facility for Seattle that reflected the creativity of Jimi Hendrix. In architect...

The Digital Evolution
As designers such as Gehry Architects dream up ever-more fluid and sculptural shapes for buildings, the only way to turn those aesthetic shapes into solid, safe structures is by using...

Enduring Elegance (Available in Structural Engineering Special Issue only)
Every architect who designs for earthquake-prone areas wants to create an elegant aesthetic form despite the limitations of seismic considerations. The San Francisco International Airport's...

Ithiel Town and the Design of the North Carolina State Capitol: 1831–1835

Framing a Work of Art
One of the most visually unique building designs of the twentieth century, the Guggenheim Museum project in Bilbao, Spain, required an innovative structural engineering solution and pioneering...

Realizing Engineer-Led Design/Build
While design/build's popularity has grown this decade, the notion that engineers and architects cannot manage the project has remained. Typically heavily capitalized contractors...

Staking Your Claim
If you buy land, you have certain legal protections ensuring that no one can take it away from you without your consent. You can put a fence around it, you can prohibit trespassers and...

The Capture and Use of Organizational Knowledge During Design & BCO Reviews

The Last Designer's CAD-Database for Sourcing, Procurement, and Planning

Planning for Recreation at Wolford Mountain Reservoir

Twin Peaks—The Oregon Convention Center, an Architect's Perspective

Defusing Delay Claims
Many contractors, owners and design professionals are finally becoming aware of and sensitive to high cost and substantial risks associated with litigating delay claims. As a result, the...

 

 

 

 

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