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Industry News Roundup: April 18
This week’s news resources:
The biggest-ever bridge slide was completed last week over the Ohio River between Milton, Kentucky, and Madison, Indiana. See how moving a half-mile-long, 30 million-pound steel truss bridge was made possible at Modern Steel.
What do changes in LEED mean for structural engineers? An overhaul in the system aims to enhance sustainability codes and practices. Learn more about the changes at Sourceable.
Check out the 12 structural steel building projects that have earned recognition in 2014 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards. See the winners at Building Design & Construction.
The American Institute of Steel Construction is working to increase automation in the building process. Read how BIM is leading the charge in making construction more efficient, productive and accurate over at Engineering News-Record.
In case you missed our latest blog post:
Thirteen amazing structural steel bridge projects have earned national recognition. Read about them in our blog post.
Thirteen Steel Bridge Projects Earn National Recognition
Thirteen incredible steel bridge projects have recently been recognized in the 2014 Prize Bridge Awards Competition. The competition is held every two years by the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA), and recognizes innovative design and engineering achievements in structural steel bridge projects throughout the country.
The winning bridges and the teams behind them were recognized at NASCC in Toronto last month. All the bridges must be located in the United States and must have been completed and opened to traffic between May 1, 2011 and September 30, 2013.
The awards were presented to winners in several different categories:
- Major span - one or more spans greater than or equal to 400 ft.
- Long span - Longest span equal to or greater than 250 ft. but less than 400 ft.
- Medium span - Longest span equal to or greater than 140 ft. but less than 250 ft.
- Short span - No single span greater than 140 ft.
- Movable span
- Reconstructed - Having undergone major reconstruction, rehabilitation, or widening
- Special purpose - Bridge not identifiable in one of the above categories including pedestrian, pipeline, and airplane
- Accelerated bridge construction
Check out AISC’s press release to see all of the winners of this year’s Prize Bridge Award winners.
Don’t miss AISC’s Facebook album with photos of the thirteen winners and their descriptions.