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Steel structures offer faster path to climate benefits

Faster delivery of buildings isn’t always associated with sustainability benefits or long-term value, but things are changing. An instructive case is in the development of steel structures that not only allow speedier erection times, but also can reduce embodied carbon and create durable, highly resilient building approaches.



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Seismic Design | IMEG Corp. | Nov 16, 2022

SPC-4D: 7 reasons California hospital building owners should act now to meet seismic compliance

Seismic compliance with the applicable California building codes is onerous and disruptive for building owners, especially for a building in the heavily regulated sector of healthcare. Owners of older buildings that house acute care services have a big deadline on the horizon—Jan. 1, 2030, the cutoff date to upgrade their buildings to SPC-4D.

Structural | Steel Construction | Nov 7, 2022

Steel structures offer faster path to climate benefits

Faster delivery of buildings isn’t always associated with sustainability benefits or long-term value, but things are changing. An instructive case is in the development of steel structures that not only allow speedier erection times, but also can reduce embodied carbon and create durable, highly resilient building approaches.

Data Centers | Oct 31, 2022

Data center construction facing record-breaking inflation, delays

Data center construction projects face record-breaking inflation amid delays to materials deliveries and competition for skilled labor, according to research from global professional services company Turner & Townsend.

Structural | BD+C University Course | Oct 15, 2021

7 game-changing trends in structural engineering

Here are seven key areas where innovation in structural engineering is driving evolution.

Seismic Design | Mar 31, 2021

Vancouver’s building codes may underplay seismic hazard

Vancouver, Canada’s third largest metropolitan area, has the country’s highest seismic risk.

Building Team | Allen Hurtz | Jun 20, 2017

Plan ahead when building in the west

Getting a project through plan review can be an unusually long process, anywhere from six months to two years.

Seismic Design | Jul 28, 2016

Risk of man-made earthquakes now factor in seismic hazard analysis

Significant risk increases seen in some areas of the U.S.

 

Concrete | Jul 20, 2016

Arup ensures Mexico City concrete skyscraper can withstand seismic activity

Double-V hangers and irregularly spaced gaps allow the structure to bend.

 

Seismic Design | Perkins and Will | Jul 5, 2016

How design mitigates environmental stressors

For employees, certain design strategies can lessen stress, improve health, and promote a greater sense of community connectivity, writes Perkins+Will project manager Jon Penndorf.

Seismic Design | Jun 28, 2016

ASTM International updates seismic risk standards

Expected to improve consistency of risk evaluation on commercial real estate transactions.

 

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