February 2017

Direct Relationship Between Transients and Wire Breaks

This webinar addressed the issue that transient activity within water pipelines causes wire breaks in pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipelines (PCCP). The webinar also discussed how the cause of the transients can be determined and how, by...

February 9, 2017

Hygrothermal Documentation of Vanishing Structures

One way historic structures vanish is through the degradation of materials from heat, air and moisture attack. Whether your historic structure is abandoned, currently occupied or in planning stages of adaptive reuse, hygrothermal analysis...

February 2017

Restoration of 100-Year-Old Domed Roof

West Hall, one of the many historic campus buildings designed by Albert Kahn (one of the leading American industrial architects of his day), is located on South University Avenue on the University of Michigan’s Central Campus. The building...

April 2015

Behavior of Deconstructable Steel-Concrete Shear Connection in Composite Beams

By: Mark Webster, Lizhong Wang, Jerome F. Hajjar
A new deconstructable composite floor system consisting of precast concrete planks and deconstructable clamping connections is proposed to promote sustainable design of composite floor systems within steel buildings through comprehensive reuse of all key structural components.
January 2015

Diaphragm Behavior of Deconstructable Composite Floor Systems

By: Mark Webster, Lizhong Wang, Jerome F. Hajjar
This study investigates the seismic behavior of deconstructable composite steel/concrete floor systems consisting of precast concrete planks and deconstructable clamping connections attaching the planks to the steel floor beams.
December 2016

Experimental Study of Deformable Connection Consisting of Buckling-Restrained Brace and Rubber Bearings to Connect Floor System to Lateral Force Resisting System

By: Georgios Tsampras, Richard Sause, Robert B. Fleischman, Jose I. Restrepo

This paper presents experimental and numerical studies of a full-scale deformable connection used to connect the floor system of the flexible gravity load resisting system to the stiff lateral force resisting system (LFRS) of an earthquake-...

November 2016

Low-Cycle Fatigue Performance of High-Strength Steel Reinforcing Bars

By: Chase Slavin, Wassim M. Ghannoum

New high-strength reinforcing steel bars (HSRB) are under development in the United States, driven by constructibility and economic and environmental incentives. An experimental study was undertaken to compare the low-cycle fatigue behavior of...

January 2017

Mooring Line Systems for Tanker Vessels – Current Standards in Analysis and Design Compared to Real Life Data

Design and analysis of moorings of tanker vessels have traditionally been approached from two sides: from the vessel side, regulated by classification societies and with proposed guidelines from OCIMF, and from the land side, regulated by local codes and standards.
December 2016

Smoke Control: Getting it Right

The December 2016 issue of Construction Specifier features “Smoke Control: Getting it Right,” an article by Brian Kuhn. In the article, Brian explores the design and implementation of smoke control systems and the importance of...

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