news | 2009
NJ Steel Plant Helps Rebuild World Trade Center
In spite of the economic downturn, the MRP steel mill in South Plainfield, New Jersey, is bumping up production. As supplier for 40 percent of the fabricated steel for the $3.1 billion One World Trade Center project …
City-Run Testing Could Hamper Construction Schedules
Real Estate Weekly (August 12, 2009) — Falsified concrete test reports on several city construction projects led to a recent New York Times editorial rightfully criticizing the testing industry.
Post Ductility: Metals in Architecture and Engineering
The Third Columbia Conference on Architecture, Engineering and Materials will be held September 30-October 2, 2009, at The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University in the City of New York. Sponsored by the Steel Institute of New York
AISC Honors Corona Park Pool and Ice Rink
Earlier this year, the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) awarded the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Natatorium and Ice Rink its national award for a project ranging from $15 million to $75 million.
Read the Spring 2009 issue of Metals In Construction
The latest issue contains articles on recent projects The Cooper Square Hotel, Eleven Times Square, Museum of Arts and Design, Rego Park II, One Bryant Park Lobby, High Line, One Northside Piers, and the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building …
Survival of the Fittest: Skyscrapers Evolve to Stay Alive
As building projects slow to a standstill across globe, some may wonder if skyscrapers are destined to go the way of the dinosaurs—but a close look at history reveals that, as with nature, some great structures thrive against the odds.
A New Twist on Diagrid
Photo courtesy of www.enr.com. Capital Gate tower is the first of its kind—a steel-framed building cantilevered around a concrete core pre-stressed to accommodate the gravitational, wind, and seismic forces resulting from the building’s distinctive lean.
NEHRP Develops New 2009-2013 Strategic Plan
The recently published National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2009-2013 outlines a cooperative program of earthquake monitoring, research, implementation, education, and outreach activities performed by the NEHRP agencies. The plan was developed jointly among the four NEHRP agencies, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Institute of Standards & … Continued