May 29, 2015

May marks the anniversary month of the opening of the Empire State Building, the New York City icon that revolutionized the construction of tall buildings. Construction of the 102-story edifice began...
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UF's winning bridge swings into actin.  Photo:  T. Bart Quimby
May 28, 2015

  Ka–chunk. That’s the sound of a failing bridge, one you do not want to hear during the finals of the annual ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC). Of the 47...
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Espada_Aqueduct_TX_NPS2
February 19, 2015

February marks the 275th anniversary of the earliest known record of when the Espada Acequia (ah-SAY-key-uh) began operations in what is now San Antonio, Texas. Built to supply irrigation to the...
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December 19, 2014

It's official!  Production has begun on "Dream Big!," a celebration of engineering that will leave viewers breathless by taking them above, below, around, and through some of engineers' most...
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USS Constitution
May 29, 2014

Batten the hatches! Roll out the cannon! Swab, load, fire! The sailors on the USS Constitution, a.k.a. Old Ironsides, could shoot at roughly twice the rate of her British counterparts. Combined with...
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September 16, 2012

This summer guest contributor Kyle Vansice interned with Thornton Tomasetti in Chicago. He used some of his free time to explore Chicago’s rich architectural history, including works by acclaimed...
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August 20, 2012

The Colosseum at Night My company holds an annual photo contest. Interesting photos meeting a different theme are solicited from the staff...
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August 8, 2012

Philip Johnson's Roofless Church Sanctuary New Harmony, Indiana is a small town with a rich history and exceptional architectural interest....
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July 15, 2012

Last Friday I took a few hours from my normal schedule to attend a precast concrete plant tour. The opportunity was sponsored by the local ASCE-SEI chapter. It is always interesting to see how the...
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June 14, 2012

Here's a cool picture to ponder on a hot summer day. Nuclear cooling towers operate year round. In...
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