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January 9, 2013News for commercial building design and construction professionals

  • Time-lapse video shows rise of east span of Calif.'s Bay Bridge
    Source: The Atlantic Cities/YouTube/EarthCam
    A time-lapse video lets viewers see the around-the-clock work from April 2009 to November 2012 on the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in California. The project has cost more than $6 billion so far, much of that going to the extensive techniques to make the bridge earthquake resistant. The bridge is expected to last 150 years. The Atlantic Cities (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Products, Innovation & Technology:  Slide show: 10 of the tallest broadcasting towers in the world  (More stories below ...)

Sustainability & Green Building:  Oman builds one of world’s longest offshore artificial reefs 

Advancing Your Career:  How to lead a team of your peers  (More stories below ...)

News from CSI:  CSI Webinar: Dynamic Response Interpretation for Structural Damage & Aging Assessment  (More stories below ...)

  Products, Innovation & Technology 
  • Slide show: 10 of the tallest broadcasting towers in the world
    The slide show in this piece features 10 of the world's tallest freestanding towers. It includes Japan's 2,080-foot-tall Tokyo Skytree; China's 1,969-foot-tall 2 Canton Tower; and Canada's 1,815-foot-tall CN Tower. Each was built to enhance broadcast transmissions and most also have observation decks and restaurants. Engineering News-Record (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
  • Pros and cons of using lightweight concrete for projects
    "Despite the moisture-related challenges that lightweight concrete poses, properly designed and constructed lightweight concrete floor slabs offer a number of efficiencies over normal-weight concrete slabs that project teams should consider," write four engineers. In this piece, they look at some of the problems with using the material, but also explain why it can be better than normal-weight slabs.
 STRUCTURE magazine (1/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Sustainability & Green Building 
  • Oman builds one of world’s longest offshore artificial reefs
    "The Wave, Muscat" in Oman is a luxury mixed-use development that covers about 640 acres. It is under construction and will have a 300-berth marina, yacht club, hotels, retail and restaurant outlets. But it needs protection from the ocean. Engineering firm WS Atkins created a man-made reef about 1.2 miles long to provide the protection. It is made of 20,000 Core-Locs and is built on a base of rock about 230 feet wide and 56 feet high. (Australia) (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Advancing Your Career 
  • How to lead a team of your peers
    It's hard enough leading your subordinates -- but leading a team of your peers is especially difficult, according to John Baldoni. Authenticity and passion are vital if you're to win over a peer group, Baldoni explains. "Leading those who can say 'no' to you is always a huge challenge, but if you can convince them by your actions and your enthusiasm, then they might believe in what you are doing," he writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  News from CSI 
  • CSI Webinar: Dynamic Response Interpretation for Structural Damage & Aging Assessment
    Thursday, 2 p.m. ET
    Speaker: Alan P. Jeary
    Credit: 1.0 AIA CEHs, 1.0 PDHs

    Learn how the structural health of buildings and other structures can be assessed by analyzing external vibrations. While drawing on mathematics, including Newton's Laws of Motion, this presentation will be interpreted for the non-specialist, drawing from real-life examples, including tall buildings, bridges, dams, cooling towers, chimneys and port and offshore structures. Learn how you can save money and time, and prevent construction delays, by accessing information about the internal workings of the structure. Learn more, or register now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CSI’s Compliant Document Review Program
    CSI’s Compliant Document Review Program establishes that the product guide specifications bearing the Compliant Document Review Program logo are presented professionally and formatted in a standard and accepted fashion, lightening the workload for busy designers. Only guide specifications that adhere to the principles set forth in CSI’s published formats, best practices, and guidelines obtain this stamp of approval. Our reviewers will determine if a company’s guide specifications are organized and structured correctly, and if they properly apply CSI’s standards and formats. If they do, the company will be able to add the Compliant Document Review Program logo to its guide specifications, and show designers that the information offered will save them time and effort. Learn more. Questions? E-mail LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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