The American Institute of Architects’ advice to building-product manufacturers and material suppliers: Improve your websites, provide free, product-related continuing education to design firms and hone your expertise on your offerings to strengthen your rapport with your customers.
Tall mass-timber frames are coming into favor not only because wood is a renewable structural material but also because timber structures are typically faster, safer and simpler to build, compared to steel and concrete construction.
Two separate failures of three cantilevered flanges of three precast, prestressed-concrete double-T parking-deck sections—reinforced with a non-code-compliant, high-strength carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer grid—are putting the spotlight on the structural safety of corrosion-resistant FRP grids for transverse reinforcement of double-Ts.
When drivers began using two new lanes of the Bayonne Bridge between Staten Island and New Jersey last month, they crossed not only the Kill Van Kull waterway but also a nexus between a historic engineering past and a modern engineering present.
The architecture and structure of London’s emerging 62-story building at 22 Bishopsgate bear no resemblance to its predecessor, called the Pinnacle, initially intended for the same site but abandoned soon after coming out of the ground.