Net-Positive Energy Building Designed with Circularity In Mind

Arizona Train Derailment and Fire Damage Historical Bridge

Balancing Security and Care
Missouri’s new Nixon Forensic Center replaced a facility that predated the Civil War. In creating this modern mental health center, the design team had to balance maximum security and patient care while...

Rapid Recovery
In May 2017, the California Department of Transportation had to contend with a massive landslide that closed a section of the iconic State Route 1 through central California’s scenic coastal region of...

Embracing Disruption
The benefits of strategically embracing technology research and development within architecture, engineering, or construction companies’ business models are varied. But at its core, doing so can enable...

Contractors' Suit Against Designers Moves Forward despite Lack of Privity
In Suffolk Construction Company v. Rodriguez and Quiroga Architects Chartered, several design professionals move to dismiss negligence claims from contractors who relied upon their plans and specifications...

Broad Infrastructure Bill Could See Renewed Attention in Democratically Controlled House
The pending Democratic takeover of the House portends a likely change in congressional priorities pertaining to infrastructure....

U.S. Green Building Council Offers Recertification for All LEED Projects

Tall Building Seismic Safety Report Released

Modular Design Highlights New York Hotel Project

Crossing Grand Canyon: The Kaibab Trail Suspension Bridge
Recently named a national historic civil engineering landmark in ASCE's Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Program, the 1928 Kaibab Trail Suspension Bridge proved uniquely challenging to access, spanning...

Teaching Cars to Drive
The Michigan-based American Center for Mobility is located at a former World War II bomber factory, later an auto plant, that was environmentally challenged after decades of industrial use. Though the...

Design/Build Project Sends BRT System Rolling Along in Richmond, Virginia

Arena of Books
The new Qatar National Library features a folded design with cantilevered corners on the exterior, while inside, an enormous single space for reading or socializing offers terraces stacked with bookshelves....

Training for Disaster
The structural complexes used to train first responders must accommodate a wide range of theoretical and practical learning. From classroom spaces to built-to-burn assemblies to buildings within buildings,...

House Bill Would Boost Authorized Spending of Clean Water State Revolving Fund

Energy Star
The recently opened corporate headquarters of United Therapeutics is one of the largest net-zero energy office buildings in the world. Geo-exchange wells, an earth labyrinth, natural ventilation, and electrochromic...

Skinny 'Scrapers
Incredibly slender towers are rising around the globe into the skylines of major cities, especially New York City. Often targeted at the wealthy who are able to pay astronomical price for spectacular views,...

Mixed Foundations Resolve Complex Conditions
A 46-story residential tower currently under construction in downtown Boston abuts an existing parking garage, necessitating extreme care to ensure its stability amid tight space constraints. Part of the...

Are Prescriptive Specifications in Design/Build Contracts Traps for the Unwary?
This month’s case, Appeal of American West Construction LLC, examines how one government board viewed the issue of prescriptive specifications in design/build contracts....

 

 

 

 

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