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30 Universal Work Zone Safety Tips

By Bryan Christiansen Most sites are looking to continuously evolve and improve their safety program.  To help with this, new ideas need to be...

Safety while working at height

Working at height can be one of the most dangerous jobs to undertake; it is one of the main causes of fatalities in the...

Thornton Tomasetti to acquire MMI Engineering

Thornton Tomasetti agreed to acquire MMI Engineering, a technical consulting specialist focused on the risk management of man-made and natural hazards across the oil and gas, nuclear, utilities and infrastructure sectors.

USGS issues report on seismic hazard, risk, and design for South America

South America is one of the most earthquake-prone regions of the world and has witnessed tremendous losses throughout recorded history. A recently released U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report provides probabilistic tools to help engineers assess seismic hazards, risk, and building code requirements, potentially saving lives and dollars.

USGS collaborates with FEMA on national earthquake loss estimate

Earthquakes are estimated to cost the nation $6.1 billion annually in building stock losses, according to an updated report published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) science on earthquake hazards was a critical component to this analysis.

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