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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 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     […]

LAFD LODD: Hollywood Hills Mansion Investigating Building Standards

LAFD LODD: Hollywood Hills Mansion Investigating Building Standards

 Hollywood Hills Mansion Investigating Building Standards  As the funeral services commence today for 38-year veteran LAFD firefighter Glenn L. Allen who was killed in the line of duty as a result of being trapped beneath rubble when the roof and ceiling collapsed during a blaze at a Hollywood Hills mansion on Feb. 17, the 12,000-square-foot […]

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 […]