From more than 90 entries, a panel of industry judges selected winning projects from across the Midwest that exemplified a high level of achievement in creative design and innovative construction methods.
The Poplar Bluff Historic Depot’s grand staircase was placed on the National Historic Register in 1994, and although it greatly deteriorated over the years, it remained an active thoroughfare and tourist attraction.
Construction of the Xavier residential building in the Cabrini-Green neighborhood of Chicago’s redeveloping Near North Side presented the project team with numerous challenges, including material access and difficult site conditions.
Much has been said about the loss of manufacturing jobs in the U.S., but the jet engine assembly facility design-built for GE Aviation by Brasfield & Gorrie is bringing 250 to 300 new manufacturing jobs to Lafayette, Ind.
Increasing capacity at the Burns & McDonnell headquarters complex by 74%, the expansion comprises a four-story, 310,000-sq-ft commercial office facility designed to meet future company growth by housing up to 1,400 people.
It can get quite cold in St. Louis during the winter months, and with the St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s new academic and research building using an exterior fluid-applied foam insulation as an air barrier, a minimum temperature requirement of 40° F for material application was putting the $47-million project at risk.
Faced with rapidly expanding enrollment, the Benedictine University needed a new, state-of-the-art facility with not only enough space to handle an increased population, but one that could also attract top-tier students, educators, speakers and business leaders from around the world.
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.