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Where is the Base?

ASCE 7-05 defined the base for seismic design as: “The level at which the horizontal seismic ground motions are considered to be imparted to the structure”. Most of the times this isĀ misinterpretedĀ or misunderstood that where the base is considered when

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Posted in Design Code, Engineering Tips, Seismic, structural engineering, structures, Tall Buildings, Technology

Seismic Design of Cast-in-Place Concrete Diaphragms Chords, and Collectors

A very informative technical guidline for Seismic Design of Cast-in-Place Concrete Diaphragms Chords, and Collectors was recently published by NEHRP. it can be downloaded from the following link http://www.nehrp.gov/pdf/nistgcr10-917-4.pdf

Posted in civil engineering, Seismic, structural engineering, structures, Tall Buildings, Technology, Wind

Back Stay effect in Tall buildings

A very informative paper about shear reversal or Back stay effects in Tall buildings. Shear Reversals in Walls

Posted in ETABS, Seismic, structural engineering, structures, Tall Buildings

An Introduction to Hi Rise Design

A very interesting article was published in STRUCTURE magazine in November 2003 issue. Click the following link to read the article. An Introduction to Hi rise Design

Posted in civil engineering, structural engineering, structures, Tall Buildings, Technology, Wind

Burj Khalifa – Height comparison

Posted in Tall Buildings

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