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APR 18

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.

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Thirteen amazing structural steel bridge projects have earned national recognition. Read about them in our blog post.

APR 16

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
  • Sustainability

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.

APR 11

Industry News Roundup: April 11

This week’s news resources:

Do you want to speak at FABTECH Expo 2014? The call for speakers deadline has been extended until April 15th! Learn more at FABTECH Expo’s website

Check out the winners of the American Galvanizers Association 2014 Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards. More than 100 projects were submitted that exemplify the versatility of hot-dip galvanizing. See who won on their website.

Design Data partner StruM.I.S, enables just in time strategy for Billington Structures Ltd, improving time management and cutting costs. Learn more about how they were able to use StruM.I.S to reach their goals at AceCad’s website

In case you missed our latest blog post:

AceCad Software’s BIMReview hits version 7.1 with improvements to integration with SDS/2. Read about the new features in our blog.