Tall Order
By Hans-Erik Blomgren, S.E., P.E., Struct.Eng., P.Eng., and Florin Arsene, S.E., P.E., P.Eng., C.Eng., C.P.Eng.
Engineering the tallest freestanding flagpole in North America required more than just going big with a typical flagpole design.

Silver Bullet
By Jeff Urdan
The Washington Metro’s long-awaited Silver Line will connect one of the nation’s busiest airports to one of its busiest transit systems.

Under the Dome
By Allan Ortega-Gutiérrez, P.E.
A ship-in-a bottle approach is used to create the world’s largest weighing lysimeter inside an existing greenhouse at Biosphere 2.

Stable Growth
By Chad O’Donnell, P.E., and Jeff Millmann, P.E.
Designers look to updated connection requirements for a new hospital, in a high-seismic zone, that was built with expansion in mind.

Elevating Essential Services
By Henry Smith-Miller and Laurie Hawkinson
A new Bronx building ups the architectural and structural bar for emergency services facilities.

On the Right Path
By Carol Drucker, S.E., P.E., P.Eng., and Erin Criste
Understanding how load travels through a structure is the key to optimal design.

Seismic Sensibility
By Jeff Weisbeck
Fluid viscous damping technology can be an ideal solution for seismic energy protection in steel structures.

Hello, I’m from the Government, and I’m Here to Help You
By John Cross, P.E., LEED AP
If the government really wants to battle climate change through more sustainable buildings, it should understand that carelessly subsidizing specific construction materials will not help reach this goal—and will also have negative effects on local and national businesses.