In his December 2015 editorial, the president of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE, David Odeh, suggested that the increasing complexity of design necessitated that structural engineers interact more with people in other disciplines.
Increasingly, the design and construction industry is relying on Building Information Modeling (BIM) to conceptualize, plan, detail, create, and guide the building of structures. As a result, the industry as a whole is moving toward more efficient processes. Surprisingly, structural calculations have not evolved in the same way.
The great fires of the 1800s in Chicago, New York, and elsewhere spurred a technology race to develop the best fireproof floor system.
MILITARY TESTS INNOVATIVE BAFFLED BIOREACTOR
BURNED BRIDGE OFFERS CLUES TO HOWE TRUSS BEHAVIOR
CONCRETE SOLUTIONS TO AGING BRIDGES
CFSEI PUBLISHES NEW TECHNICAL NOTE
Talk about adding insult to injury. Recently, Pro Publica investigated how much your parts are worth in terms of workers’ compensation benefits.
ENR ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST
Most of this year’s winning images center on the daily movement of human bodies on construction sites: Some are shown swinging in buckets past hole-punctured walls, while others are caught clinging to scaffolding at heart-stopping heights.
Terraced reforestation of a steep hillside provides a model for stormwater management in challenging settings.
The American Wood Council (AWC) 2015 “National Design Specification (NDS) for Wood Construction” and “Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic” (SDPWS) standards have been approved as American National Standards by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) officially released the completely reorganized ACI 318-14: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete.
SOUTH BEND, Ind.ASCE’s Global Engineering Conference rounded out their experience with the third and final Distinguished Lecture, this one on “Envisioning a Better World: The Making of Community and Globally Impactful Engineers”
Thinlay overlays and warm-mix asphalt help maintain an aging infrastructure.
International Building Code and industry acceptance criteria have drastically changed requirements for how engineers specify products.
Cracks in concrete slabs have different causes and different repair requirements.
SOUTH BEND, Ind.— Five years after an earthquake devastated much of Haiti, a group of civil engineers from the University of Notre Dame is trying to revolutionize construction in the third world country.
Research identifies trends that will impact the development of rail for the coming 35 years and envisions the dramatic changes technology integration can bring.
Bamboo Reinforcement Could Help Developing Cities
Research on the use of a bamboo composite material in place of steel to strengthen concrete is producing positive results—and could help some developing countries urbanize.
Purdue students develop safe-water system for Dominican Republic community
A group of Purdue University students and faculty members have completed work on a system that makes safe drinking water available to a community in the Dominican Republic sickened by poor water.
‘Sensing skin’ quickly detects cracks, damage in concrete structures
Researchers have developed new ‘sensing skin’ technology designed to serve as an early warning system for concrete structures, allowing authorities to respond quickly to damage in everything from nuclear facilities to bridges.
U.S. DOT outlines steps for managing impending Highway Trust Fund shortfall
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx sent letters to state transportation departments and transit agencies outlining steps the Department of Transportation (DOT) will soon be forced to take to manage the impending insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund.
Engineers Testing 3-D Printing of Steel
Additive manufacturing of steel shows promise in producing small.
Beijing Development Aims To Blend with Nature
A new office, commercial, and residential development in Beijing, China, is inspired by an ancient Chinese art form that commonly depicts elements of nature, including mountains and waterfalls
U.S. Construction Spending Edges Up 0.1% in May
U.S. construction spending barely increased in May as gains in spending on non-residential projects such as office buildings and public construction were largely offset by a big drop in home building.