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May 18, 2018

Ahead of the Curve: Innovative Cold Bent & Insulated Glass Entry Wall

Terrence McDonnell and Connor  Bruns presented "Ahead of the Curve: Innovative Cold Bent & Insulated Glass Entry Wall" at the Challenging Glass Conference 6 on Friday, 18 May....

May 16, 2018

Applying PIANC Fender Design Guidance to US Design Codes

PIANC guidelines for fender design (Report of PIANC MarCom Working Group 33—Guidelines for the Design of Fender Systems) was published in 2002. The PIANC document is a guidance and not a design code, while many designers worldwide utilize...

May 16, 2018

Challenges and Considerations in Selection, Anchorage Design, and Installation of Quick-Release Mooring Hooks on Existing Structures

Quick release mooring hooks have become increasingly popular for use in design of new mooring systems, especially for larger vessels. Hooks offer several operational and safety benefits over the standard bollards or cleats. Such benefits include...

May 16, 2018

Evaluation of Marine Structures for Kinematic Effects

In performance-based seismic design, a marine structure is designed for inertial loading effects associated with the dynamic response of the structure. Some waterfront structures also experience seismically induced kinematic effects, associated...

April 10, 2018

Experimental Evaluation of a Procedure for SMF Continuity Plate and Design

By: Adel Mashayekh, Chia-Ming Uang

The AISC Seismic Provisions require that continuity plates in a special moment frame (SMF) welded moment connection be connected to the column flanges by complete-joint-penetration groove welds. Tran et al. (2013) have proposed a design procedure...

April 4, 2018

Experimental Evaluation of a Procedure for SMF Continuity Plate and Weld Design

By: Adel Mashayekh, Chia-Ming Uang

ABSTRACT
The AISC Seismic Provisions require that continuity plates in a special moment frame (SMF) welded moment connection be connected to the column flanges by complete-joint-penetration groove welds. Tran et...

March 30, 2018

Digital Design, Coordination and Delivery

Methods for digital design, coordination, and delivery are prevalent in the building design and construction industry. As tools and knowledge evolve, new software applications present themselves on a broad range of projects. Modeling software is especially relevant to structural designers, who can use the software to optimize material quantities, improve coordination, and streamline execution for project with complex geometry.
March 27, 2018

To Repair or Replace: Structural Assessment of Damage at the Steeplechase Pier

Kirk Stauffer, Steven Hall, and Kevin Poulin published an article, “To Repair or Replace: Structural Assessment of Damage at the Steeplechase Pier,” in the March/April 2018 issue of Concrete Repair Bulletin. Steeplechase Pier,...

March 23, 2018

Waterproofing and Integration of Exposed Air Handling Unit (AHU) Cladding with the Building Envelope

By: Daniel Gibbons, David Markman

Large rooftop mechanical equipment, such as air handling units (AHU), can be an important component of a building’s exterior envelope. However, it is critical that the skin of this equipment be designed or constructed with principles...

March 23, 2018

Narrow Roof Design Challenges

Narrow roofs and other façade articulations are often designed and detailed with waterproofing characteristics similar to adjacent vertical wall surfaces, leaving the narrow roof assembly with insufficient waterproofing performance and risk of...

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