In the decade since Antony Wood became executive director of the 47-year-old Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, membership has increased by 539%, the annual budget has increased to $5 million from about $225,000, and the staff has increased to the equivalent of 31 full-time positions from only two, according to the Chicago-based CTBUH.
The 2016 update of the American Institute of Steel Construction standard “Prequalified Connections for Special and Intermediate Steel Moment Frames for Seismic Applications (ANSI/AISC 358-16)” has nine prequalified beam-to- column moment connections, or four more than the 2010 edition and seven more than the original 2005 standard.
Its new international airport notwithstanding, the tiny British territory of St. Helena, which sits in the southern Atlantic Ocean about 2,000 kilometers from the African coast, remains as isolated as it was in 1815, when Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled there after losing the Battle of Waterloo.
Supporters of an updated structural building-design standard, developed by the American Society of Civil Engineers, are breathing a collective sigh of relief after members of the International Code Council voted down an attempt to keep the standard, known as ASCE 7-16, out of the 2018 edition of ICC’s International Building Code and its other model codes.
The growing need to collect, store and analyze the huge volumes of data collected from infrastructure project stakeholders is generating a new growth area for construction-sector firms, IT vendors and professionals.