Seismic Design

Taipei 101 is the world's toughest building

Taipei 101 stays safe even though it stands near a fault line in a typhoon zone. Photo: peellden/Wikimedia Commons

October 22, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Popular Mechanics named the 10 structures that best withstand floods, winds, storms, and earthqua...

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Thousands of Los Angeles buildings with soft-first-stories need retrofits.

Thousands of Los Angeles buildings with soft-first-stories need retrofits. Photo: Britta Gustafson/Creative Commons.

October 16, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Thousands of wood, concrete apartments subject to costly renovations.

Oregon to spend $300 million for seismic updates on public buildings

Photo: Oreogn State Capitol building. M.O. Stevens, Wikimedia Commons.

July 16, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A survey found that more than 1,000 Oregon school buildings face a high risk of collapse during e...

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First earthquake warning system installed in North Portland

The first U.S. installation of the ShakeAlarm was installed in North Portland, Ore.'s Radiator Building. All images: CoreFirst

June 09, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The ShakeAlarm system recognizes and quantifies the faster but lower-energy seismic P-wave, which...

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Virginia surpasses Florida for strictest hurricane building codes

Photo: Arlington County via Wikimedia Commons

April 12, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Virginia has edged out Florida as the state with the most stringent hurricane building codes, acc...

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Photo: Structurlam
February 20, 2014 | Kris Spickler

A CLT expert clears up several common misconceptions and myths surrounding the use of wood as a b...

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February 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Recent advancements in structural design, combined with the loosening of density and zoning requi...

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Kingdom Tower, set to become the worlds next-tallest building at 1,000 meters,
January 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff and CTBUH

Experts from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat release their 2014 construction fore...

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At 1,166 feet, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Tower 2 was the tallest build
January 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Last year was the second-busiest ever in terms of 200-meter-plus building completions, with 73 to...

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October 25, 2013 | BD+C Editor

In California, there are still hundreds of concrete buildings that need reinforcement to bring th...

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August 23, 2013 | Simpson Strong-Tie

Simpson Strong-Tie donated product and provided technical expertise for the CFS-NEES project, a s...

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July 09, 2013 | AISC

Design professionals now have a valuable new resource on blast resistant structures with AISC Des...

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The Poly Corporation Headquarters in Beijing features a unique design component
July 09, 2013 | CTBUH and BD+C Staff

KONE's carbon-fiber hoisting technology and the Broad Group's prefab construction process are amo...

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A view of the two-story test building. Photo: Kara Peterman
June 14, 2013 | Purdue University

A partnership...

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March 29, 2013 | AISC

On April 17, Michael F. Engestrom, Dann H. Hall, Michael A. West, Stephen A. Mahin, Wallace W. Sa...

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Legendary structural engineer Gene Corley passes away
March 04, 2013 | CTLGroup

CTLGroup, an expert engineering and materials science firm located in Skokie, Illinois, is sadden...

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February 21, 2013 | BD+C Staff

A group of civil engineers from around the western U.S. is developing additions to the building c...

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June 01, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

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December 29, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

California regulators responsible for enforcing earthquake safety laws have failed to certify mor...

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December 14, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Nominate a colleague, peer, or even yourself. ...

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October 18, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The AISC T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award is presented annually by the American Institute of Steel...

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December 01, 2009 |

Istanbul, Turkey's new 2.15 million-sf Sabiha Gökçen International Airport opened on October 31,...

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October 06, 2009 |

MIT today announced the creation of the Concrete Sustainability Hub, a research center establishe...

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September 24, 2009 |

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces the formation of a new technical committee on Bui...

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August 01, 2009 | By C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Historic restoration and preservation efforts are accelerating throughout the U.S., thanks in par...

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