Vancouver, Canada’s third largest metropolitan area, has the country’s highest seismic risk....
Getting a project through plan review can be an unusually long process, anywhere from six months...read more
Water tanks preparing for fracking. Photo: Joshua Doubek/Wikimedia Commons.
Significant risk increases seen in some areas of the U.S.
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Double-V hangers and irregularly spaced gaps allow the structure to bend.
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For employees, certain design strategies can lessen stress, improve health, and promote a greater...read more
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Expected to improve consistency of risk evaluation on commercial real estate transactions.... read more
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Kengo Kuma developed the rods, which are stronger and lighter than iron.
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The hat truss-supported office tower was topped off in January, rising 25 stories above the Salt...read more
SaftiFirst’s custom curtain wall complied with all the seismic requirements while still blending...read more
Taipei 101 stays safe even though it stands near a fault line in a typhoon zone. Photo: peellden/Wikimedia Commons
Popular Mechanics named the 10 structures that best withstand floods, winds, storms, and earthqua...read more
Thousands of Los Angeles buildings with soft-first-stories need retrofits. Photo: Britta Gustafson/Creative Commons.
Thousands of wood, concrete apartments subject to costly renovations.
Photo: Oreogn State Capitol building. M.O. Stevens, Wikimedia Commons.
A survey found that more than 1,000 Oregon school buildings face a high risk of collapse during e...read more
The first U.S. installation of the ShakeAlarm was installed in North Portland, Ore.'s Radiator Building. All images: CoreFirst
The ShakeAlarm system recognizes and quantifies the faster but lower-energy seismic P-wave, which...read more
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Virginia has edged out Florida as the state with the most stringent hurricane building codes, acc...read more
A CLT expert clears up several common misconceptions and myths surrounding the use of wood as a...read more
Recent advancements in structural design, combined with the loosening of density and zoning requi...read more
Experts from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat release their 2014 construction fore...read more
Last year was the second-busiest ever in terms of 200-meter-plus building completions, with 73 to...read more
In California, there are still hundreds of concrete buildings that need reinforcement to bring th...read more
Simpson Strong-Tie donated product and provided technical expertise for the CFS-NEES project, a s...read more
Design professionals now have a valuable new resource on blast resistant structures with AISC Des...read more
The Poly Corporation Headquarters in Beijing features a unique design component, innovations in high-rise building design.
KONE's carbon-fiber hoisting technology and the Broad Group's prefab construction process are a...read more
A partnership...read more
On April 17, Michael F. Engestrom, Dann H. Hall, Michael A. West, Stephen A. Mahin, Wallace W. Sa...read more
CTLGroup, an expert engineering and materials science firm located in Skokie, Illinois, is sadden...read more
A group of civil engineers from around the western U.S. is developing additions to the building c...read more
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California regulators responsible for enforcing earthquake safety laws have failed to certify mor...read more
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