The American Institute of Steel Construction’s group reviewing problematic built-up plate girders in San Francisco’s Salesforce Transit Center is considering the girders’ design detail—where the brittle fractures occurred. The team will also look into a similar girder failure at the SoNo Collection mall in Connecticut.
The American Institute of Steel Construction’s virtual steel conference—which replaced AISC’s annual gathering canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic—offered dozens of no-cost online professional development hours to its 9,146 registrants.
Audrey Copeland, president and CEO of the National Asphalt Pavement Association, spoke with ENR’s transportation editor Aileen Cho at CONEXPO-CON/AGG earlier this month about sustainable pavements and encouraging more women to join the industry.
While contractors were optimistic that costs would stay low and contribute to a strong fiscal 2020 as recently as January, the coronavirus pandemic has upended construction just as it has every other industry.