Behind a bitter legal battle that has stalled plans for an $800-million “signature” bridge project on the Miami skyline, there are two dramatically different interpretations of just how the winning team was to be selected.
The Florida Dept. of Transportation in May sparked an uproar when it chose a joint venture of Archer Western and local contractor de Moya Group over a Fluor-led team for the showcase project to replace a low-slung, 1960s-era expressway that cuts through downtown Miami’s historically black Overtown neighborhood.
Because it can moderate the damaging effects of earthquakes, base-isolation is a technique used primarily in seismically active regions. ENR takes a look at some of the largest applications of base-isolation technologies in the world.