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Mass Timber and Wood Framing

Mass Timber and Wood Framing

Mass Timber and Wood Framing New and traditional approaches reduce cost and meet code for mid-rise construction Article From: Aritectural Record Continuing Education Center HERE  (All rights reserved) Mid-rise construction is becoming increasingly popular as a means of boosting densification, containing urban sprawl, and respecting infrastructure limits while maintaining neighborhood charm and community appeal. Multi-family construction […]

Multi-Story Wood Construction Insights

Multi-Story Wood Construction Insights

Multi-Story Wood Construction Article From: Aritectural Record Continuing Education Center HERE  (All rights reserved) Fire Officers and Commanders need to have new insights into the emerging technologies and construction techniques allowed by the model building codes. This becomes increasingly important in the urban setting due to construction density considerations and ecomomics. Multi-Story Wood Construction Insights and […]

Engineering Ground Zero

Engineering Ground Zero

To commemorate the anniversary of 9/11, NOVA presented  an epic story of engineering, innovation, and the perseverance of the human spirit. With extraordinary access granted by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, “Engineering Ground Zero” follows the five-year construction of One World Trade Center (1 WTC) and the National September 11 Memorial […]

Great Buildings Listings and Links

Great Buildings Listings and Links

More than 1000 great buildings from around the world and across history are listed below and illustrated on this web site and the Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM, with photographic images, architectural drawings, discussion, bibliography, architect info, and live 3D walkthrough computer models.H O M E   —   B U I L D I […]

Great Buildings Collection Link

Great Buildings Collection Link

Great Buildings Collection Link Welcome to GreatBuildings, presenting 1000 classics of world architecture, and hundreds of their great designers, in the leading general architecture reference site online.  Direct Link: http://www.greatbuildings.com/ T     H     E       A     R     C     H     I     […]

Bridging The Gap: Fire Safety and Green Buildings Guide

Bridging The Gap: Fire Safety and Green Buildings Guide

Bridging The Gap: Fire Safety and Green Buildings Guide A Fire and Safety Building Guide to Green Construction The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) released its fire and building safety guide to green construction called “Bridging the Gap: Fire Safety and Green Buildings.” This guide identifies some of the key areas where rapidly […]

Historical Architectural Styles and Building Types

Historical Architectural Styles and Building Types

Historical Architectural Styles and Building Types A brief description of common architectural building styles             1835-1895   Vernacular Revival Vernacular is the term given to indigenous forms of building construction. Some refer to vernacular buildings built after mill-sawn lumber was available as National Style. Buildings continued to be built according to […]

Prevention of Disproportionate Structural Collapse

Prevention of Disproportionate Structural Collapse

NIST Modeling Many U.S. buildings are vulnerable to extreme loads that may cause partial or total collapse. Modern structures have a limited reserve capacity to accommodate abnormal loads. There is no accepted science-base or design practice to maintain overall structural robustness within a multi-hazard context that considers both design loads and abnormal loads. The National […]

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