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.

 

Seismic Design | Apr 20, 2016

Carbon fiber strings make Japanese office building earthquake resistant

Kengo Kuma developed the rods, which are stronger and lighter than iron.

High-rise Construction | Mar 28, 2016

SOM’s Salt Lake City skyscraper uses innovative structural system to suspend itself over a neighboring building

The hat truss-supported office tower was topped off in January, rising 25 stories above the Salt Lake City streets.

Fire-Rated Products | Mar 7, 2016

Fire Resistive Curtain Wall Helps Hospital Meet Fire and Seismic Requirements

SaftiFirst’s custom curtain wall complied with all the seismic requirements while still blending in seamlessly with building’s design

Seismic Design | Oct 22, 2015

Taipei 101 tower named 'world's toughest' building by Popular Mechanics

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


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