Tag: seismic

East versus West Coast earthquakes

Damage at the Sherman Building in Washington, D.C., caused by the magnitude 5.8 earthquake in August 2011 in Mineral, Va. Photo: EHT Traceries Fewer quakes...

Safe wood design and construction

News articles and reports increasingly cite fire and seismic safety concerns related to wood design and construction with a call for more research. The...

Trimble’s cloud-based seismic monitoring transforms earthquake event reporting for buildings

Trimble introduced Trimble 4D Go for Buildings, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) that enables a new workflow for building owners and structural engineers in seismically active areas.

PCI Joins U.S. Resiliency Council, promotes resilient communities

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) further increased its members’ commitment to advancing resilient building design by joining the U.S. Resiliency Council (USRC). PCI represents companies involved in the design and construction of precast concrete buildings and infrastructure.

New revision of AISC Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings available

The 2016 version of the AISC standard, Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 341-16), is now available for free downloading.

75,000 deaths forecast for disastrous northern Haiti earthquake

A UNDP conference on the “Seismic Risk and Consequences for Northern Haiti and Vulnerable Schools” was held last week for stakeholders including the Haiti government, international agencies and the private sector.

Why protect heritage structures?

At their greatest, architecture and engineering offer a meaningful representation of place, history, people, and culture.

Thornton Tomasetti acquires Swallow Acoustic Consultants

Thornton Tomasetti entered into an agreement to acquire Swallow Acoustic Consultants Limited (SACL), a specialist in acoustics, noise and vibration control engineering based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

AISI publishes supplement No. 1 to S400-15 – North American Standard for Seismic Design...

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) published Supplement No. 1 to AISI S400-15, North American Standard for Seismic Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Systems, 2015 Edition.
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