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Evaluating dowel-type connections’ performance in cross-laminated timber

A paper in the "Journal of Structural Engineering" studies the performance of cross-laminated timber dowel-type connections.

Historic Washington, D.C., library gets a makeover

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library was transformed into a structure with vibrant multiuse spaces and a renovated rooftop that maximizes city views.

Quest for answers begins following Florida building collapse

The tragic building collapse in Surfside, Florida, leaves a mountain of questions for forensic investigations to answer.

2021 AEC forecast: Up or down?

As the pandemic wanes, the architecture, engineering, and construction market will embark on a K-shaped recovery.

Turtle-inspired dome tops former Tammany Hall

The interior of New York City’s former Tammany Hall was replaced with a modern concrete structure topped by dome that honors the Lenape.

Colorado high-altitude Pikes Peak visitor center to offer ‘iconic experience’

Set to open this summer, the Pikes Peak Summit Visitor Center was designed to minimize its environmental impacts, survive the rigors of its 14,115 ft elevation, and enhance visitors’ experiences.

Groundbreaking interagency report seeks to move beyond life-safety design standards

A new report from NIST and FEMA highlights the need for timely reoccupancy and functional recovery of buildings and infrastructure in the aftermath of earthquakes and other disasters.

Slideshow: Australia plans sustainable ‘living’ structure to help conserve world’s corals

Housed within a sustainable concrete-framed structure powered by renewable energy, a “living ark” in Australia is planned to help study and preserve more than 800 species of hard coral.

Simplify your workflow with ASCE 7 Online

An integral part of building codes in the United States, ASCE 7 is vital in the daily practice of civil engineers, building officials, and architects. ASCE 7 Online provides a faster, easier way for engineers to work with ASCE 7.

Nonprofit works to print 3D schools in hard-to-reach rural areas

Started six years ago by Colorado teen Maggie Grout, the nonprofit is now on the cusp of printing its first 3D school in Madagascar.