June 24, 2021

Preliminary Selection Guide of Exterior Waterproofing Systems 2021

By: Rebecca Finacom, Judson Taylor, M. Sharpe, C. Brown, M. Chusid, R. Smith, K. Stimpson
Selecting the right waterproofing system just got easier. A new guide to Preliminary Selection of Waterproofing Systems cuts through the confusion about which types of waterproofing to use for various construction conditions.
Hazard-Resilient Infrastructure: Analysis and Design
June 16, 2021

Hazard-Resilient Infrastructure: Analysis and Design

This book provides guidance and an underlying framework for creating consistency across hazards, systems, and sectors in the design of new infrastructure systems. The book also discusses enhancing the resilience of existing systems and relates this framework to the economics associated with system lifecycle, including organizational and socioeconomic considerations.
June 1, 2021

Stabilizing San Francisco’s Leaning Tower

Located at 301 Mission Street, the 650-foot-tall Millennium Tower was designed to be San Francisco’s premier residential address. The project geotechnical report predicted 4 to 6 inches of settlement over...

April 8, 2021

Waterproofing Structural Elements in the Water Table

Waterproofing below-grade portions of buildings has become increasingly important to owners as technological advancements and limited city space have pushed basements deeper into the ground and further into water tables.


March 31, 2021

Questions to Consider: NYC Emissions Regulations for New and Existing Buildings

In 2020, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a $14 billion plan, called OneNYC 2050, as an update to the city’s ongoing sustainability programs. The plan introduces several goals and initiatives for New York City to confront the impacts of climate change and economic inequality and improve the city’s infrastructure by the year 2050.
March 26, 2021

Communicating in a BIM World

By: Michael Bolduc, Kristopher Dane

As early as 1962, Douglas Englehart presaged BIM as “an evermore-detailed, interlinked structure, which represents the maturing thought behind the actual design.” Since this early vision, building designers have wholeheartedly adopted...

Keywords:BIM, Revit/BIM
March 2, 2021

Seismic Analysis and Design of a 21,000-Gallon Frac Tank Considering the Fluid-Structure Interaction Effects for a FLEX Response at a Nuclear Power Station

After loss of power and reactor cooling capability at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant due to an extreme seismic event, the U.S. nuclear energy industry developed a diverse, flexible approach to implement...

March 2, 2021

A Simplified Approach for Calculation of Fluid Pressures on Pool Walls Due to Seismic Effects of Submerged Equipment Considering Non-Linear Equipment Sliding and Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis

Many nuclear facilities house reinforced concrete spent fuel pools that are used to process nuclear fuel prior to its long term storage. These water pools contain fuel storage racks that sit on the pool floor....

March 2, 2021

Significance of structure–soil–structure interaction for closely spaced structures

Nuclear facilities typically consist of many closely spaced structures with different sizes and depths of embedment. Seismic response of each structure could be influenced by dynamic structure–soil–...

snow loads; roof; structural load
February 22, 2021

Evaluating Snow Loads on Structures

During winter months, snowstorms can blanket colder areas with snow and ice in amounts that typically do not adversely affect building structures and infrastructure. However, unusual weather patterns that combine sequences of frequent storms with...