A star-shaped combination library and exhibition hall designed by Michael Arellanes II, the founder of the architecture firm M A 2, which has offices in Houston and Hong Kong, is the latest contribution to efforts to regenerate the north side of Houston...

An extraordinary tree-covered, mixed-use structure that crosses a highway on the outskirts of Paris has been chosen as the winning design for the Pershing site (16/24 boulevard Pershing – avenue de la parte des Ternes) of the Reinventing Paris competition, a city initiative that has opened up 23 sites for innovative, modern developments conceived by architects and urban planners...

Texas School Opens Multifunctional Performing Arts Center

Thomas Bögl, a director and partner of the Dutch firm LIAG architects, has designed a storage and restoration facility for the precious works of the Rijksmuseum, a complex of national museums in Amsterdam dedicated to art and history…

Design Work Begins on Major Expansion of Houston Treatment Facility

Seven Questions: Wisdom and Guidance for Successful Career Building: An interview with Roger Millar, P.E., F.ASCE, on crisis management

Seven Questions: Wisdom and Guidance for Successful Career Building: An interview with David St. Pierre, P.E., on managing multiyear projects

Innovative Plan Shares New Dallas Cowboys Training Facility with High School Teams

Church Building Design Features Sweeping Curves and Connection to Nature

Macau Hotel Enveloped in Sculptural Exoskeleton

Such natural forms as leaves, spider webs, and snake skins inspired a new facade that has been designed to surround and enliven a gas tank in Heidelberg, Germany, that is being converted into a heat storage facility…

Historic House Restoration Will Feature Stabilization and New Glass Structure

Translating the Language of Soils: Developing a Soil Classification System for International Engineering Projects
Soil classification systems are used to help predict soil behavior and provide information to farmers, engineers, builders, agricultural extension agents, homeowners, community planners, and government...

Foundation Reuse and Enhancement: A Viable Option for Bridge Widening and Replacement Projects
The transportation system in the U.S. includes over 607,000 bridges for grade separations, interchange configurations, and stream crossings. As governmental entities embark on the rehabilitation and rebuilding...

Answering the $64,000 Question: Geotechnical Risk in Design-Build Projects
Subsurface risk may well be the aspect of most construction projects that has the greatest potential impact on a project's success or failure. Even when a thorough geotechnical investigation is conducted...

What Does the Case Law Say? Geotechnical Risk on Design-Build Projects
The growth of design-build (DB) contracting, particularly on public-sector civil projects, has generated a great deal of industry discussion over the age-old question of who should bear the risk of unforeseen...

Geotechnical Delivery on Mega Transportation Projects: Challenges of Accelerated Delivery
Transportation projects have traditionally been delivered through the design-bid-build (DBB) delivery model, which continues to be the preferred method of delivering the majority of smaller and more traditional...

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...

Biogeotechnical Mitigation of Earthquake-Induced Soil Liquefaction
Three biogeotechnologies currently under development show promise for cost-effective remediation of liquefaction under existing facilities....

Combining Architectural styles from the two neighborhoods it joins, the new World Trade Center 2 (WTC 2) design, by the New York City office of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), will meld low- and high-rise elements...

 

 

 

 

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