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While on a 2004 business trip to Phoenix, Arizona, British electrical engineer Hugh Pratt visited the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. As a lifelong admirer of Wright and a fan of midcentury modern architecture he asked the foundation if he might build an unrealized design for himself and his wife. The foundation affirmed his desire on the condition that Stephen Nemtin, a legacy fellow at the foundation, draw up the detailed plans. Pratt then purchased a 12-acre site in Wraxall, a small Somerset village 130 miles west of London, and the foundation agreed that the 1947 design that was intended for Santa Barbara, California, could be transplanted to the UK.

In Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the Pellman family live in a house that is entirely different from anything else! It is mainly constructed of straw and other local materials. 

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Hayward Baker Inc. (HBI), North America’s leader in geotechnical construction, is pleased to announce the election of John R. Wolosick, P.E., D.G.E., as Deep Foundations Institute’s (DFI) president.

Hayward Baker (HB) announces the opening of its new office in the Charleston metro area.

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Thursday, 18 December 2014 10:47

Top 20 most popular structural news in 2014! Featured

As the end of the year approaches, we are glad to present 2014’s top 20 most popular breaking news in structural engineering.

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Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx discussed the United State’s “massive infrastructure deficit”, in his speech yesterday, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce transportation conference.  His goal is to create a long-term transportation bill by the end of the year.  He believes that “a one- or two-year Band-Aid won’t cut it this time.”  Foxx did not provide any details about the length of the bill or the amount of funding needed to avoid “crippling” the U.S. economy.