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JUL '18
06
Friday

Stiffness Assumption in Lateral Analysis of Concrete Members

One would think something as basic as reduced stiffness values for cracked reinforced concrete members would be clearly specified in ACI 318 for use in structural analyses. But that is not the case...Keep Reading

DEC '17
06
Wednesday

Major Reference Standard Updates for the 2018 IBC

The 2018 edition of the International Building Code was published in September 2018. Adoption by Cities, Counties, and States will be gradual...Keep Reading

NOV '17
17
Friday

Wind Loads on Temporary Structures

Temporary structures, due to their short design life compared to regular structures, are less likely to be subjected to the design wind speeds specified in ASCE 7. However, scant information is readily available on ...Keep Reading

JUL '17
10
Monday

One Column vs. Two Beams - Is It A Fair Game?

Strong column-weak beam requirements for the design of special moment frames ensure that under high seismic loading the plastic hinge occurs in the beam ends instead of the column ends....Keep Reading

MAY '17
11
Thursday

Wall Anchorage: All Diaphragms Not Flexible or Not All Diaphragms Flexible?

Many statements can be interpreted in more than one way, and nowhere is this truer than in the case of many of our building code provisions....Keep Reading