May 16, 2016

Mahamid Mustafa Mahamid, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, a clinical associate professor at the University of Illinois at...
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Empire State Building, New York. By Lamb and Johnson
June 21, 2015

From the construction of the first steel framed high rise building in Chicago in 1885 to the Empire State Building in 1931, 10 towers held for some time the distinction as world’s tallest. Then it...
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January 1, 2015

Shh! Don't tell my clients, but I split my effort on about 35 projects in 2014. They've ranged in scope and complexity. Not a single one involved a stadium or a high rise - the types of structures my...
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May 29, 2014

ASCE is seeking members to update existing SEI/ASCE Standard 32-01, Design and Construction of Frost-Protected Shallow Foundations. The intent of the standard is to address the design and...
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April 3, 2013

My apologies for the long layoff between posts. March was an extremely busy month for me, including three very trying and tiring workweeks bookended by a great ski vacation in Colorado and the...
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March 7, 2013

Christopher M. Stone, PE, F. NSPE, F. ASCE, LEED AP BD+C Mr. Christopher M. Stone, PE, F. NSPE, F. ASCE, LEED AP BD+C is...
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February 10, 2013

One of my favorite Saturday Night Live sketches featured Will Farrel playing President George Bush. The neophyte President immediately finds himself besieged by dire threats ranging from thermal...
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January 27, 2013

Ever wonder how some actors can have a career-making year in which they seem to appear in every blockbuster. You wonder how they could have worked on so many projects at once. Well, they didn’t do...
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September 29, 2012

The Young Professionals Committee of ASCE’s Structural Engineering Institute is conducting a survey about your experiences as a structural engineering professional. They are interested in your...
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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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