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.
An elementary school with a 500-gallon saltwater fish tank modified from a Hurricane Sandy-salvaged bus is just one example of the creativity displayed in the winning entries in this year’s ENR MidAtlantic Best Projects competition.
The Blue Plains Tunnel, a key element of DC Water’s Clean Rivers Project to bring the District of Columbia into compliance with the Clean Water Act, resulted in a series of firsts for the project team.
The Dec. 26 issue of ENR MidAtlantic will feature Atlantic Constructors Inc. as the Specialty Contractor of the Year. The issue will also feature the entire list of the top-ranked specialty contractors based on 2015 revenue. The 18 participating firms from Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia reported a total of $2.4 billion of revenue in the region during 2015.