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First Structure, Last Priority: Corsair Stadium not up to seismic code – The Corsair

March 28, 2016 |

First Structure, Last Priority: Corsair Stadium not up to seismic codeThe CorsairAccording to a 2006 study conducted by John A. Martin & Associates, the Corsair Stadium has numerous structural flaws that leave the stands vulnerable to serious earthquake damage. Two … Read More

KPMG: Earthquake tax decision rocks building owners – New Zealand Herald

March 23, 2016 |

KPMG: Earthquake tax decision rocks building ownersNew Zealand HeraldMany building owners may be considering demolishing or abandoning earthquake-prone buildings if an anomaly in tax treatment is not remedied, according to property tax expert Ross McKinley. Under Building Act changes introduced … Read More

Building Resilient to Withstand Hurricanes – Huffington Post

March 23, 2016 |

Building Resilient to Withstand HurricanesHuffington Post… knock down or damage less robust construction. In order to help quantify property and construction losses associated with disaster, researchers at the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub have developed a method to incorporate the risk … Read More

The Exceptional Underwater City of Cuba: A New Theory on its Origins Part I – Ancient Origins

March 21, 2016 |

The Exceptional Underwater City of Cuba: A New Theory on its Origins Part IAncient OriginsIn his Underworld: The Mysterious Origins of Civilization , Graham Hancock examines the numerous structures that have been discovered underwater around the world. …. The EarthquakeRead More

Glue could be the future for cheaper and stronger Skyscrapers, if US building codes can be updated – Next Big Future

March 18, 2016 |

Glue could be the future for cheaper and stronger Skyscrapers, if US building codes can be updatedNext Big FutureLighter buildings are also cheaper. If you can take 30 per cent of the weight out of the upper section of a … Read More

Will skyscrapers of the future be made of plastic and glued together? – Treehugger

March 18, 2016 |

Will skyscrapers of the future be made of plastic and glued together?TreehuggerThe use of composites and adhesives could revolutionise engineering in every building type, says Lynn. He goes on to note that the buildings would be much lighter, made from … Read More

Enhanced Tekla Software Solutions Improve Construction Workflow Efficiency – ForConstructionPros.com

March 17, 2016 |

Enhanced Tekla Software Solutions Improve Construction Workflow EfficiencyForConstructionPros.comTrimble introduced three new software versions of its Building Information Modeling (BIM) and analysis abd design solutions for engineering and construction Tekla Structures 2016, Tekla Structural Designer 2016 and Tekla Tedds 2016. The … Read More

Building Safer Cities: 5 Questions for Francis Ghesquiere – Huffington Post

February 29, 2016 |

Building Safer Cities: 5 Questions for Francis GhesquiereHuffington PostThe result has been countless and unnecessary deaths and destruction of property from chronic risks like fire and structural collapse, let alone earthquakes. The collapse of the Rana Plaza in 2013, in … Read More

Civil Engineers think about infrastructure resilience in a global way – UNM Newsroom

February 25, 2016 |

Civil Engineers think about infrastructure resilience in a global wayUNM NewsroomAt the conference, he spoke about how having monitoring systems in place on structures can help plan for and recover from severe natural events such as earthquakes, floods and hurricanes. … Read More

Engineers test new technology to protect buildings from earthquakes – 10News

February 25, 2016 |

Engineers test new technology to protect buildings from earthquakes10NewsThey used the Englekirk Center for Structural Engineering in Kearny Mesa to test the piles, which are basically giant steel screws. The Englekirk Center is home to the world’s largest outdoor shake … Read More