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March 1, 2013
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  • Los Angeles pushing envelope of bridge design
    Some bridge designs in Los Angeles are pushing the design envelope, with multi-modal transportation a priority, writes Marissa Gluck. The Gold Line bridge with its "curvilinear basket design" is one; and the proposed Sixth Street bridge replacement with its "repeated series of concrete arches" is another. "These bridges aren’t embracing decorative elegance for their own sake; they’re also serving a wider swath of the public, including bicyclists, pedestrians and trains," Gluck notes. The Atlantic Cities (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • First phase of Las Vegas Convention Center redo is approved
    A $150 million plan to renovate the Las Vegas Global Business District was approved Tuesday. It is part of a $2.5 billion plan to overhaul the district that includes the Las Vegas Convention Center. Plans call for wireless connectivity throughout the center, a transportation hub, restaurants and casual eateries, outdoor space, retailers and a wellness center. Las Vegas Review-Journal (2/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Light-transmitting concrete facade opens new design possibilities
    The recently opened LUCEM Media Facade at the RWTH Aachen University in Germany is the world's first building exterior with concrete panels that transmit light. Aside from facades, the color-changing panels could be used for other purposes, including "interior walls, claddings and flooring systems up to the design of room dividers and bars," according to LUCEM, the product's manufacturer. World Architecture News (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Leading your company through positive change
    Positioning a good business to be even better requires going beyond setting up the right structure, Robert S. Olszewski says. He advises companies to evaluate how they can cut waste in seven key areas, identify their sustainable competitive advantage and disrupt routines. "Companies that can clearly demonstrate why and how the change will have a positive impact, leading to dissatisfaction, have a higher probability of effective change," he says. Smart Business/Philadelphia (2/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Strategic Development Council seeks concrete technologies to "showcase"
    The Strategic Development Council is currently seeking new concrete technologies to "showcase" at upcoming sessions. Technology Showcases allow companies and/or individuals the opportunity to showcase their new, interesting, or innovative technologies that have the potential to improve and advance the concrete industry. Each new technology that is introduced at SDC gains exposure and possible assistance to address barriers and obstacles that are preventing or slowing acceptance of the technology within the concrete industry. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Behavior of Concrete Structures Subjected to Blasts and Impacts CD-ROM (SP-281)
    This CD-ROM contains 15 papers that were presented at sessions sponsored by ACI Committees 447 and 370 at the ACI Fall 2010 Convention in Pittsburgh. In this publication, engineers report on how they are approaching the challenging task of predicting the response of structures subjected to blast and impact loading. Both experimental and analytical efforts are represented, often in tandem. The analytical approaches include single-degree-of-freedom modeling, highly nonlinear transient dynamic finite element simulations, and coupled Lagrangian-Eulerian simulations. Papers in the publication cover the design and evaluation of new and existing structures, as well as techniques for strengthening existing structures. Order your copy today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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