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THORNTON TOMASETTI LAUNCHES T2D2, AI SOLUTION COMPANY TO DETECT, CLASSIFY AND MONITOR DETERIORATION OF BUILDING ENVELOPES AND INFRASTRUCTURE

New York, NY – September 29, 2020 – Thornton Tomasetti announced the launch of T2D2, a software as a service (SaaS) platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI)—computer vision powered by deep learning—to identify and assess damage and deterioration to building envelopes and structures through images. Developed within Thornton Tomasetti’s CORE studio incubator and commercialized through … Continued

New Scenic Overlooks at Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge

Six new belvederes, or scenic overlooks, that are part of the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge’s (formerly the Tappan Zee Bridge) shared bike and pedestrian path are bringing much-needed outdoor social space to the Lower Hudson Valley. These resting points reflect the culture and history of the area and provide a new connection for … Continued

Q&A With Peter Myers of Ironworkers Local 580: Jobsite Safety in the Covid-19 Era

As we mark nearly six months into the U.S. pandemic, Metals in Construction spent time talking with Peter Myers, Business Manager and Financial Secretary-Treasurer of Ironworkers Local 580, on how the union’s workers have navigated safety requirements, new protocols, and communication during this time. In the early stages of the virus, many Local 580 Ironworkers … Continued

Downtime, not dead time: jobsite resilience during the Covid-19 pause

Construction sites close down for emergencies—whether or not everyone involved is ready. The COVID-19 lockdown adds new forms of operational and legal uncertainty.  Yet a shutdown needn’t be a disaster: it’s time to plan, anticipate potential problems, and upgrade procedures. Written by Bill Millard The coronavirus pandemic has thrown a spanner in the works throughout … Continued

AISC Presents New Video on the Sustainability of Structural Steel

Steel’s Sustainability and Commitment to a Greener Industry On the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, the American Institute of Steel Construction and the National Steel Bridge Alliance celebrated structural steel’s commitment to sustainability as the most environmentally friendly construction material. Check out their 2020 Earth Day video now!

Next to Grand Central, the faster track: One Vanderbilt

The 1,401-foot, 67-story, 1.7 million-square-foot One Vanderbilt topped out in September. Despite its scale, complexity, challenging site, and high-performance features, it is moving ahead of schedule and under budget. Partners on the project attribute this achievement to tight coordination, a steel-first sequence, and an all-star design and construction team. Written by Bill Millard Nick Davis … Continued

Honoring William Shuzman for 35 Years of Service to the Institutes

On Thursday, June 14, 2018, William Shuzman was honored for 35 years of service within the construction industry at the Building Trades Employers’ Association of New York City 115th Annual Leadership Dinner. For the past 35 years, Shuzman has served as the Executive Director and General Counsel of Allied Building Metal Industries, a trade association … Continued

Remembering Lawrence Weiss

The Board of Trustees and members of The Steel Institute of New York note with profound sorrow the passing of member and longtime Chairman, Lawrence Weiss. He was a highly respected leader dedicated to the New York Construction industry and his family businesses, A.J. McNulty and Company, Inc. and Cranes, Inc. On behalf of all … Continued

ENR Honors Iron Workers International for Groundbreaking Maternity Leave Program

Iron Workers International (IW) General President Eric Dean was named one of 2017 ENR Top 25 Newsmakers for his role in establishing a groundbreaking paid maternity leave program. The IW employer-ironworker partnership IMPACT announced the pioneering move at its annual conference last year. Individuals from diverse sectors are recognized by ENR’s editors for their service … Continued

ENR Selects Innovation Champion Ron Klemencic as 2018 Award of Excellence Winner

For daring to innovate, for spearheading the age of cooperative R&D and for his relentless pursuit of a better and more constructible built environment, Klemencic has been voted the 53rd Award of Excellence winner by the editors of Engineering News-Record. Among the accomplishment on which the award was based is Klemencic’s cutting-edge office tower core … Continued

Stefano Panseri named ENR Top 25 Newsmaker of 2017

When Steel Institute of New York trustee David Pisacrita, President of NYC steel erector Metropolitan Walters, asked Italian-based Despe Industries if its self-climbing Top-Down demolition system could be used during erection instead, the company responded and in the process earned itself one of ENR’s 2018 Newsmaker Awards. Read the full news story here.

Actively Pursuing Passivhaus Enclosures

With high-performance curtain walls and windows, thermal bridge-free designs, and airtight building enclosures, more U.S. projects seek to achieve the rigorous European-based Passivhaus standard. As the pursuit of sustainable, energy-efficient buildings continues to intensify, a more rigorous building design certification is starting to gain traction here in North America. Originally developed in Germany in 1990 … Continued

China: Long-Term Performance of Stainless Curtain Wall

Each month, Stainless Solutions from IMOA covers a different stainless steel issue with tips on design and specification, and links to technical resources. This month’s issue will explore the performance of higher-alloyed stainless steel curtain wall applications in China. Pollution, acid rain and airborne particulate levels remain very high in fast-growing economies around the world … Continued

IMOA’s August Stainless Solutions Newsletter

Each month, Stainless Solutions from IMOA covers a different stainless steel issue with tips on design and specification, and links to technical resources. This month’s issue will explore Whole Building Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) in voluntary rating systems and green codes. The World Trade Center site in New York City is an excellent example of … Continued

Meet the Winners of the 2016 Design Challenge!

Metals in Construction Magazine and a Jury of Architects and Engineers Announce the Recipients of $15k in Prize Money for the Most Innovative and Energy-Efficient Redesign of the Façade of 200 Park Avenue