Management Files

Performance Reviews

Efficient and high quality employee performance drives the service-oriented businesses of the structural engineering industry. Most firms (80 percent) reported that they conduct reviews annually.... Read More...

Blast-resistant design for buildings

The 1995 attack on the Oklahoma City Murrah Building served as a major impetus to raise government interest in blast protection for facilities in the United States. In response, the federal Interagency Security Committee (ISC) addressed the issue promptly by developing a blast-resistance standard outlining new criteria for design. Subsequently, the horrific structural collapses of Sept. 11, 2001, refocused attention and emphasis on design for extraordinary loads.

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