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Design - Featured Headline
Los Angeles Approves NFL Stadium Design as Possible Home to Two Teams
A $1.7-billion, 65,000-seat stadium in Los Angeles is approved to be the possible future home to both the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders.

Courtesy Manica Architecture

In London, Bridge Backed by Mayor, Movie Star Draws Fire
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

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08/24/15 Seismic Engineer Develops 'Showcase' for Isolators

Steven Tipping is developing and engineering what is likely the world’s smallest seismically isolated structure. The 7,500-sq-ft building in Berkeley about a half-mile from California’s Hayward fault is an investment property as well as an office expansion.
08/24/15 Guide Coming To Aid With Model Code for Existing Concrete Buildings

American Concrete Institute to publish guide to its model code for the evaluation and rehabilitation of existing concrete buildings
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.
06/09/15 Architect BIG Unveils Design for 2 World Trade Center Tower

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.
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.
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