29 Nov 2019, 4:37pm The best in STEM: 10 cutting-edge projects that need graduate talent . Brother James Gaffney, FSC, Student Center at Lewis University is designed to be distinctive, projecting an image of a contemporary, forward-thinking university. APA – The Engineered Wood Association, the American Wood Council (AWC) and Simpson Strong-Tie partnered with the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) to sponsor the Timber-Strong Design Build℠ (TSDB) Competition at the 2019 NCSEA Summit. Read the full feature at www.apawood.org/summer-2020-designers-circle. Integrating fabrication and erection constraints into the design during earlier stages, the team delivered the architect’s vision within the owner’s challenging schedule requirements and budget. Structural Concrete Student Competition Winners Announced. Building service engineering ARTELIA Bâtiment & Industrie France Structural engineering ARTELIA Bâtiment & Industrie France ©2019. The stair employs sloped and curved glass guard rails with stainless steel pipe railings. Graduate and student members [email protected] Graduate and Student Communications Competition: This team competition promotes the importance of communication. This year we are doing things a little differently by showcasing … Combining the research efforts of scientists at APA’s 42,000 square-foot research with the knowledge gained from decades of field work and cooperation with our member manufacturers, APA promotes new solutions and improved processes. 3 rd Prize Winner Comments posted to STRUCTURE website do not constitute endorsement by NCSEA, CASE, SEI, C3 Ink, or the Editorial Board. A couple of teams had little experience building with wood prior to the competition. Awards were given in seven categories, with one project in each category named the Outstanding Project. ‒ Backbeat Structural Design, Carrie Johnson, P.E. Dual 864-foot-long structural steel canopies clad in ETFE flank the existing terminal and support new pedestrian bridges over the existing roadways. While the in-person builds and presentations were canceled, 14 of the 18 registered teams still submitted their project reports for evaluation. The addition was placed underground in response to site constraints. ‒ Pickett Kelm Associates, Larry Swayze, P.E. Large glue-laminated beams of naturally durable cedar support a metal deck that follows the roof curve. Montreal, Canada | TYLI-SLI Joint Venture. The larger of the two has the functionality to telescope vertically above stage level and then to retract while rotating 360-degrees. Six teams built two-story wood structures within a 90-minute time period. The new privies success is due to their unconventional hybrid structural system and prefabrication. Trusses extend through the southern curtainwall and frame a large overhang. 2021 ASCE Construction Institute Student Conference Competition Rules (.pdf) This competition provides a construction engineering experience for civil engineering students through a challenge project. The project faced stringent design and performance criteria, various site constraints, and an aggressive 48-month design-build schedule. Its innovative damped mega-brace structural design facilitated a reduction in building stiffness to decrease seismic demands while still satisfying stringent occupant comfort criteria for wind-induced vibration, eliminating the need for a tuned mass damper. The Structural Awards have celebrated the very best of structural engineering for more than 50 years. The centerpieces of Amazon’s new corporate headquarters in Seattle, the first-of-their-kind Spheres, feature three intersecting glass-and-steel structures enclosing five freestanding floors. The National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) is pleased to publish the winners of the 2019 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards. The new mixed-use complex at Jewel Changi Airport in Singapore delivers an exceptional experience for the 85 million passengers that pass through it every year. More in-depth articles on several of the 2019 winners will appear in the Spotlight section of the magazine over the 2020 editorial year. 7th November 2019 8:00 am 7th November 2019 12:22 pm In-depth Energy & environment Power sharing: building the world’s longest subsea electricity interconnector 53W53, the pyramid-shaped luxury-condominium building envisioned by Pritzker Prize-winning Architect Jean Nouvel, is a 728,000 GSF high-rise of 82 stories, reaching 1113 feet in height on a narrow site of 87 feet in width, resulting in a 1:12 slenderness ratio. The roof was formed of 28 hybrid wood-steel panels pre-fabricated off-site, with electrical, mechanical, and acoustic integration. Adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art, the new building will also provide 65,000 GSF of additional unobstructed gallery spaces, at levels 2, 4 and 5, that will complement the current program of the existing premises of the MoMA Museum. Hale Centre Theatre is a world-class theater experience that is truly one of a kind. In 2014 she was part of the duo that won the IStructE Young Structural Engineers International Design Competition. The 2019 competition brief for teams of engineering students was to design a laboratory building which is to be built on a prominent site on the outskirts of a large UK town. When patrons experience a show at the Hale Centre Theatre’s center stage, the viewing angle is 360-degrees. BuroHappold Engineering, as the design engineer for the roof, created an incredibly complicated glass-and-steel thin-shell gridshell that encloses the interior forest and commercial spaces. The judges had an enormous task of trying to determine winners from an impressive group of submittals. The categories for 2019 were as follows: The 2019 Awards Committee was chaired by Carrie Johnson (Wallace Engineering, Tulsa OK). A load test of the structure’s cantilever beam was performed to compare the measured deflection to the student team’s predicted design deflection. Since its opening, enrollment has soared. ‒ Thornton Tomasetti, Ron Hamburger, S.E. A series of prefabricated gabion walls and 1⁄8-inch steel plate moment frames that triangulate lateral loads resisted by the stone ballast. It features a centrally located round stage with seating radiating concentrically outward, each row increasing in diameter. The new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge carries US Route 1 Bypass over the Piscataqua River between Kittery, Maine, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The group of winning projects is outstanding.”. The National Arts Centre in Ottawa underwent a significant rejuvenation for Canada’s 150th anniversary. The awards were announced on the evening of November 14 at NCSEA’s 27 th annual Structural Engineering Summit in Anaheim, California. The entrepreneurial spirit of the school is expressed through complex design. Vessel is the centerpiece of Hudson Yards, a 16-building complex on the West Side of Manhattan. The structure has very complex and complicated geometry, which created challenges to design, fabricate, and erect over extremely active railroad tracks (263 trains daily) and a major highway carrying 100,000 vehicles daily. Lastly, the ability to communicate their project to the judges was scored, as each team gave a live presentation of their completed designs. Competing teams built a two-story wood structure and were required to submit a report consisting of a preliminary structural engineering design, material cost estimate, structural … The gridshell roof itself contains more than 5,000 solid steel nodes and 14,000 member elements. Due to the developments of the COVID-19 situation and in line with government advice, Engineers Australia (EA) has made the decision to cancel the Warman Design and Build Competition National Final for 2020 which was due to be held in Sydney in October. And Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo’s ARCE team, disappointed with its performance at the 2019 Pacific Southwest Conference’s competition, took it to heart to dominate this event; these efforts were rewarded with the first-place prize. As part of the modernization of the world’s busiest airport, HOK delivered a structural and architectural icon. A large, singular curved roof was constructed over two smaller structures to create a new pool house. ‒ Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Carrie Johnson, P.E. ‒ Wallace Engineering, John Joyce, P.E. The elevator shaft, annexed on the west, provides for circulation in addition to hiding the thermal expansion joints of the steel shell. The steel structure features a lattice of 154 interconnecting flights of stairs, 80 landings, and nearly 2,500 individual steps. NPS collaborated with Colorado Building Workshop, the design-build program at the University of Colorado Denver, to design and construct new backcountry privies. Surmounting challenges ranging from complex existing conditions to accommodating uninterrupted airport operations were key in exceeding the client’s expectations and enlivening the airport for the 21st century. The over 2-mile (3.4-km) viaduct with a signature cable-stayed bridge represents the most high-profile infrastructure project in North America. Experience STRUCTURE magazine at its best! The Concrete Centre’s annual student competition, in partnership with Laing O’Rourke has been won by a team from the Imperial College London.