https://www.enr.com/articles/52082-first-us-standard-on-disproportionate-collapse-coming-soon This summer, the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers expects to release, for public comment, a draft of the first U.S. consensus standard addressing disproportionate collapse of structures. The ASCE-SEI Disproportionate Collapse Mitigation of Building Structures Standard Committee, which has nearly 50 members, started work on the standard in 2009,…

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https://www.enr.com/articles/52017-2021-top-500-sourcebook-making-way-for-freight A six-mile segment of Interstate 15 in San Bernardino County, Calif., will be augmented with tolled express lanes to provide much-needed capacity for the corridor’s growing volume of freight traffic. Nearly 200 million sq ft of distribution facilities are located within five miles of the segment, which already averages 223,000 vehicles per day and…

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Engineer who conducted inspection says all documents are now submitted https://www.enr.com/articles/52064-north-miami-beach-rejects-as-incomplete-2nd-engineering-inspection-report-from-evacuated-condo July 8, 2021 Richard Korman North Miami Beach has rejected a new engineering inspection report provided by the Crestview Towers condominium association, keeping about 300 evacuated residents from returning to their apartments and raising new questions about engineering inspection reports in the aftermath of the Champlain…

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JULY 2 2021 https://www.aisc.org/modernsteel/news/2021/july/new-wendy-park-pedestrian-bridge-connects-cleveland-residents-to-lake-erie-waterfront/ On June 24, just in time for Fourth of July festivities, Cleveland Metroparks opened the Wendy Park Bridge, a 500-ft-long pedestrian bridge that provides a new link between downtown Cleveland and waterfront parks alongside Lake Erie. The bridge is one of the final elements in the $16.45 million “Re-Connecting Cleveland” federal Transportation Investment…

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I-40 BRIDGE PHASE 1 REPAIR COMPLETED ONLY TWO WEEKS AFTER FRACTURE DISCOVERED https://www.aisc.org/modernsteel/news/2021/june/i-40-bridge-phase-1-repair-completed-only-two-weeks-after-fracture-discovered/ On May 11, 2021, a partial fracture of the steel tie-girder box section was discovered during a routine visual inspection of the Hernando DeSoto Bridge, which carries I-40 over the Mississippi River between West Memphis, Ark., and Memphis, Tenn. Upon discovery of…

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As President Joe Biden’s busy first 100 days in office—which included enactment of a $1.9-trillion pandemic rescue bill and proposals for two other massive measures—wrap up, the months ahead also are expected to generate plenty of legislative and regulatory action with major impact for the construction sector. The industry’s prime legislative focus in coming months…

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The U.S. Energy Dept. on April 27 made $8.25 billion in federal loans available to upgrade and expand the country’s electric grid to increase its capacity to move electricity from renewable sources of power and make the grid more resilient. The program includes $3.25 billion for western states and $2 billion earmarked for tribal lands. The…

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We have immediate needs for Mechanical Sr. Project Managers, Project Managers and Precon Managers for clients in TX, CO, CA, OH, NC and VA. Compensation is negotiable and relocation assistance is available. Please contact dtowe@mk-consultinggroup.com or (704)626-2690.

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We have immediate needs for structural steel and misc. metals senior estimators and senior project managers for clients in VA, PA, TN, NC, OH, IN, TX, UT, AZ, CA, NV and WA. Compensation is negotiable and relocation assistance is available. Please contact dtowe@mk-consultinggroup.com or (704)626-2690

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Anchor Bay Drive, a 2020 Prize Bridge Award winner, along Lake St. Clair in Clay, Mich., is a press-brake-formed tub girder bridge. (Photo Courtesy of TEG Engineering)JANUARY 6 2021 https://www.aisc.org/modernsteel/news/2021/january/aashto-selects-steel-press-brake-formed-tub-girder-as-a-2021-focus-technology/ The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Innovation Initiative (AII) selected the steel press-brake-formed tub girder (PBTG) bridge system as a 2021 Focus Technology. AII will…

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