With the variety of concrete-related products on the market today, there is always something to learn about. One or more of these products — software, anchor bolts, rebar splicing systems, protective coatings, precast/prestressed concrete flooring products, concrete testing systems, or even wet curing blankets — could give your team an edge by saving time or […]
Take-up devices, marketing book, construction management software
Approved take-up devicesSimpson Strong-Tie recently received a new Evaluation Report ICC-ES ESR 2320, which features the new aluminum take-up device and coupling take-up devices as well as the typical take-up device for threaded anchor rod sizes from 3/8 inch through 1-1/4 inches. This report is issued for the 2006 and 2009 International Building Codes. These […]
Who knows these world-renown American legends?
Photo ALois Moon Welch Photo BWikimedia Commons Photo CDouglas Co. Historical Society After nearly 50 years of observing National Engineers’ Week (NEW), has it changed the stature or understanding of structural engineering? Many more arguments than not suggest no or maybe, rather than “yes.” First proclaimed in 1951 by our nation’s 33rd president, NEW was […]
Helping in Haiti: Resouces for structural engineers
In the weeks following the magnitude-7.0 earthquake struck Haiti on January 13, we have received reports from many organizations about what they are doing and what they need to continue to provide aid to the people of Haiti. We have also received requests from many structural engineering professionals who would like to contribute to the […]
Understanding the details
Every month, our staff works hard to bring you interesting and relevant articles, photos, opinions, and product information. As you know, last month we re-launched this magazine as Structural Engineering & Design (formerly Structural Engineer magazine) and I used my editor’s note to discuss why we changed and what we hoped to do with the […]
Chew on this!
Everyday our editors scour the web for insightful stories from around the industry, making GoStructural.com a necessity for the up-to-date engineer, and the perfect complement to the monthly magazine. Just in case you missed it, the January 2010 issue of Structural Engineering & Design was the first folio boasting the new name and augmented approach.The […]
Seismic ground motion values for locations outside the United States
We are frequently asked what spectral response accelerations should be used for areas outside the United States where there are no mapped values in the International Code Council’s (ICC) International Building Code (IBC) or the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Minimum Design Loads For Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE 7). Prior to the IBC, it […]
Issuing an opinion on bridge safety —” What—s ethical?
With recent incidents involving bridge safety and related issues on the minds of structural engineers, it is useful to review case studies from the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Board of Ethical Review (BER) involving structural engineering and design issues. NSPE’s BER has been issuing opinions involving the broad range of engineering ethics issues […]