For many civil engineers, the annual steel bridge competition might as well be the Super Bowl. It’s a big deal — university teams all over the country spend many months, and many late nights, coming up with a bridge design, fabricating the pieces, and building their own personal masterpiece. The bridges are serious, too: they […]
I wrote a story for today’s news email about civil and environmental engineering chair Jerry Hajjar‘s new NSF grant to develop building design methods that take eventual deconstruction into account. Here is a graphic of the clamping system he discussed in the article: Image courtesy of Mark Webster for Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc.