Research & Practice on Progressive Collapse & Robustness of Buildings

Research & Practice on Progressive Collapse & Robustness of Buildings

Extreme events (i.e. terrorist attacks, vehicle impacts, explosions, etc.) often cause local damage to building structures and pose a serious threat when one or more vertical load-bearing components fail, leading to the progressive collapse of the entire structure or...

ELS at the 16th World Congress on Earthquake Engineering (16WCEE)

Are you attending the World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (16WCEE) in Chile January 9th-13th, 2017? Learn more about how you can use Extreme Loading for Structures for the performance based design of structures against seismic, blast, high wind, impact, and...

Seismic Assessment of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings in Canada

Unreinforced masonry (URM) structures have shown to be susceptible to significant damage during strong earthquakes. Vulnerability assessment of URM buildings is needed so that appropriate mitigation strategies can be implemented. The existing Canadian practice...
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