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Design - Featured Headline
In London, Bridge Backed by Mayor, Movie Star Draws Fire
07/15/15
Contractors are refining the design of a controversial $270-million London pedestrian bridge, planned as a garden straddling the River Thames.

Rendering Courtesy ARUP Group


Architect BIG Unveils Design for 2 World Trade Center Tower
06/09/15
New York City-based architect Bjarke Ingels Group unveiled design concepts for 2 World Trade Center, the 80-plus-story office building being developed by Silverstein Properties as Ground Zero’s final tower.

Image Courtesy Silverstein Properties

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07/07/15 ASHRAE Issues Guidance To Prevent Legionnaires' Disease

ASHRAE issues first standard to reduce risk of Legionnaires' disease caused by building water systems.
05/06/15 Workers Cast Giant Fabric Net Over Boston Greenway

Designed by artist Janet Echelman, the giant aerial sculpture attaches to nearby high-rise buildings.
03/23/15 Georgia Tech Research Conjures Platinum Lab Project

The latest laboratory facility at the Georgia Institute of Technology re-sets the university’s standard for collaborative research projects.
01/28/15 Viñoly Architecture Tweaked To Reduce Supertower's Motion Near the Top

Removing windows at five double-height levels allows the wind to flow through the tower instead of around it.
01/26/15 Engineering the Relaunch of NASA's Historic VAB

Roughly $100-million redo will boost flexibility for future assembly of varying rocket designs
12/02/14 ThyssenKrupp Developing Cable-Free, Maglev Elevator System

ThyssenKrupp's new elevator system will be able to travel horizontally as well as vertically.
11/12/14 Construction Week: $1.4B Fulton Center Opens in Lower Manhattan; Industry Jobless Rate Drops

The $1.4-billion Fulton Center opens in lower Manhattan and the industry's jobless rate drops to the lowest level in seven years.
11/11/14 Engineers Welcome Designer-Friendly Structural Concrete Standard

American Concrete Institute publishes the first major overhaul of its structural concrete building code, ACI 318-14, since 1969
10/22/14 Construction Week: Superslim NYC Tower Tops Out; Dodge Momentum Index Falters

Topped out skyscraper, at 1,396 ft, will be tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere.
10/08/14 1,000-ft Observation Tower in Miami Expected To Open in 2018

1,000-ft-tall SkyRise Miami observation tower expected to open in 2018.
09/03/14 Construction Week: ABC's CBI Hits Record High; EPA Criticizes Calif. Delta Tunnel Project

Contractor’s backlogs pickup, EPA takes issue with Delta water tunnel plan and ACC and USGBC's new partnership.
08/26/14 New Bridge Design Tool From Bentley Packs Features for Steel Spans

Parametric 3D modeling and integrated structural analyzer, code checker and load rater for straight and curved I-girder and box-girder bridges in one interface
07/10/14 New Atlanta Stadium Roof Will Slide, Not Spin

Kinetic architecture consultant advises on the roof’s travel mechanism to make sure 360 Architecture’s design intent is met.
07/10/14 New Atlanta Falcons Stadium Design More Than a Box With a Lid

New Atlanta Stadium’s complicated kinetic roof is driving the critical path for the entire 1.8-million-sq-ft project
07/09/14 Corvette Museum Will Make Sinkhole a Permanent Fixture

The National Corvette Building Museum will make a sinkhole that opened in February a permanent part of the displace, once the perimeter is reinforced by micropiles.
06/23/14 Architect BIG Gets Museum Commission From Swiss Watchmaker

BIG selected to design watchmaking museum in Switzerland.
06/04/14 Researchers Generate Tornadoes on Demand

The world’s first vortex creating wind chamber aims to advise tornado-resistant building design.
06/04/14 Communities Ramp up Tornado Defenses

Building societies are publishing tornado-resistant design requirements, oversight and guidance for the first time.
06/04/14 New Atlanta Falcons Stadium Roof Mimics Camera Lens

The oculus design by 360 Architecture, with engineer Buro Happold, for the convertible roof of a $1.2-billion multipurpose stadium in Atlanta represents a radical departure from kinetic roofs of other sports facilities.
06/04/14 Cracks on Willis Tower Platform Glass Are Startling, But Not Structural Threat

Sightseers scatter after a protective layer atop the Skydeck shatters like a windshield’s safety glass.
05/08/14 BIM Survey Says More Structural Engineers Use Building Information Modeling

Structural engineers also report issues associated with BIM “care and feeding.”
05/05/14 Builders Solve Calatrava's Florida Polytechnic Puzzle

Overcoming numerous constructability challenges, builders are delivering the $60-million project on schedule, and on budget
04/30/14 Millennium Tower Concrete Pour Is Largest in Boston's History

Subcontractor S&F Concrete pours 6,000 cu yd of concrete in 36 straight hours.
04/09/14 Construction Week; Dodge Construction Momentum Index March 2014; Employment Picture Improving

The Dodge momentum index slips for second consecutive month, and Detroit's bankruptcy proceedings may benefit a local airport.
02/18/14 London Firm Will Design Urban Plan for Angolan Capital City

Broadway Malyan wins international competition to design urban growth plan for Luanda to accommodate expected population growth.
02/14/14 Spending Millions To Fix 'Walkie Talkie' Glaring Error

Crews hung a curtain over much of the south elevation as a temporary screen.
02/12/14 Government, Public Buildings: Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center
The CJC consolidates seven judicial and legal agencies that had leased office space in 10 different Denver locations.
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