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A Monument Worthy of the Man

A Monument Worthy of the Man

Summer 2011 Design-build’s role in making Dr. King’s national memorial a reality. On August 28, 2011, the 48th anniversary of the momentous March on Washington, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial will be officially dedicated. Nestled in Washington, D.C.’s Tidal Basin, the memorial to the slain civil rights leader is visually linked with the […] Read more >
Federal Agencies Tackle BIM Challenges

Federal Agencies Tackle BIM Challenges

Summer 2011 Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology has added 3D along with intelligence to objects in designs and enabled non-architects to “see” what they couldn’t by just looking at traditional two-dimensional drawings. BIM first added the third dimension to 2D drawings to make them more lifelike, and now is moving into the 4D realm — […] Read more >
Public-Private Gets the Golden State Moving

Public-Private Gets the Golden State Moving

Spring 2011 Design-build is in the works for two southern California freeway projects. The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has authorized two new freeway projects to proceed under the Golden State’s design-build program. The State Route 91 Corridor Improvement Project and the LA Metro/Caltrans ExpressLane Project are the first design-build plans approved by the CTC under […] Read more >
A Staggered-Column Double-Span Beam Framing System Offers An Alternative For Design-Build Projects.

A Staggered-Column Double-Span Beam Framing System Offers An Alternative For Design-Build Projects.

Spring 2011 By G.M. “Mac” Brittingham, P.E. One of design-build’s key advantages is also one of its challenges. Design-build projects are commonly fast-tracked, appealing to owners, but that means practitioners must have time-saving solutions. For teams seeking the thin profile of a cast-in-place concrete system and the speed, economy and simplicity of erecting structural steel, […] Read more >
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