Art by Design
The University of Iowa’s Visual Arts Building opened last fall on a campus that is still recovering from flooding in 2008 that caused nearly $800 million in damage. The structure houses the university’s...

A Sinking Feeling in Happy Valley
Limited Mobility Grouting Arrests Movement of Emergency Room
Shortly after construction began on a new emergency room addition at the Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College, PA (a.k.a. "Happy Valley"), the existing structure and new construction began to...

A vertical city anchored to the seabed in coastal waters and capable of supporting as many as 25,000 people without the aid of outside energy sources has been designed by Luca Curci Architects, based in Bari, Italy...

NewsBriefs: Apollo 11 Engines Found on Atlantic Floor (Flying)

A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea: The Race to Kill the BP Oil Gusher By Joel Achenbach. New York City: Doubleday, 2011

NewsBriefs: Seafloor Seismic Station Linked to Monitoring Network

World's Tallest Building — Measured by Highest Occupied Floor — Opens for Business

Buildings: Chicago Tower's 'Wavelike' Design Features Different Shapes for Every Floor

Tunnels: Railroad Lowers Floor of 150-Year-Old Vermont Tunnel

NewsBriefs: Plan Proposed for Storing Gas in the Seabed (British Broadcasting Corporation)

Book Review: The New Science of Strong Materials: or Why You Don't Fall through the Floor by J.E. Gordon. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2006

Power Shift
Engineers designing a Manhattan skyscraper with offices in the lower floors and residences in the upper found that they had to employ several unusual methods to accommodate client needs....

Tapping the Desert
As part of an effort to augment the limited supply of freshwater in El Paso, Texas, engineers and planners are eyeing a new source: desalinated water pumped from beneath the desert floor....

Under Sea Engineering: Underwater Project Will Wire Floor of Monterey Bay

Repeat Performance
Working with a budget of $10 million, engineers designing a new high-rise residential structure in New York City had to find creative ways to control costs. One budget-saving idea was...

Metamorphosis
Ranked as one of the 15 tallest buildings in New York, the headquarters of the Bear Stearns Companies, Inc., is a 45-story skyscraper that is 815 ft (248 m) tall. Replacing an existing...

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Native American Imprint
Following a design phase of more than four years, construction has finally begun on the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian, which will occupy...

Structures: Floors for Seattle's Central Library Project Appear to Float

Evolution of Composite Floor Systems in the United States
Composite floor systems, which combine structural steel beams with a cast-in-place concrete slab, have grown in popularity in the U.S. during the past 40 years. In most early applications,...

 

 

 

 

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