Abstract Most special moment frames (SMF) rely on beam yielding to reach drifts of 0.04 rad and beyond. In contrast, DuraFuse Frames (DFF) incorporate a fuse plate that acts as the yielding element. Nine full-scale DFF specimens were tested using AISC 341 (2016b), Seismic Provisions for Structural Buildings, Chapter K, to prequalify the DFF [...]
Salt Lake Community College’s Jordan Campus is getting a new state-of-the-art student center that is set to open in the spring of 2021.The 41,000 square-foot building will house a campus bookstore, food services, a Bruin Pantry, a fitness center, a Center for Health and Counseling, child care, a lactation room, a reflection room, information commons, [...]
Salt Lake Community College currently has 11 different campuses and is still growing. Westpointe, the most recent campus addition, opened in 2018. The college is currently building on another campus in Herriman slated to open next year. Joy Tlou, SLCC’s public relations director, says SLCC’s multiple campuses are a reflection of the school’s commitment to the region. “It’s part of the community college’s mission to be in [...]
The year is 1905 and the University of Utah’s first medical program opens with 14 students in a small classroom in the LeRoy Cowles Building. Led by Stanford and Cornell transplant, Ralph Chamberlain, Ph.D., the program begins with six professors and a budget of $10,000. Chamberlain couldn't have known it, but the early 1900s [...]
Skypointe Reno is planned for the southeast corner of McCarran Boulevard and South Virginia Street in Reno.
'A dream project': Skypointe Reno to feature 6-story office tower, 35,000 sq. ft. of retailby Rob Sabo, Northern Nevada Business Weekly One of the busiest intersections in all of Northern Nevada has been literally nothing more than a huge hole in the ground for decades. That's set to change this summer, though.The southeast corner of [...]
Higher education campuses across Utah are constantly expanding and changing with continuous growth. According to FEMA Office of Response and Recovery Mapping and Analysis Center, these campuses are situated in high and very high seismic zones identified through a program that encompasses sophisticated geospatial analytics.When Salt Lake Community College announced their plans to renovate and [...]
Adding resilience planning in wind and seismic construction and design doesn't need to also include an increase in costs. What is resilience in wind and seismic construction and design? Resilience. What comes to mind when you hear the word "resilience"? First impressions may include efficiency, pure positive energy, and improvement in direction. One meaning for [...]
Natural forces, over millennia, have moved and shifted California's landscape into majestic mountains and scenic valley; yet, they are also the source of serious seismic activity, hazards and risks. Over the last 162 years of recorded earthquake history, California has experienced eight high-intensity quakes ranging from 7.1 to 7.9 magnitude on the Richter scale, [...]
Utah's beauty comes with a price – or does it? Natural forces, over time, have moved and shifted Utah’s landscape into majestic mountains and scenic valleys; yet, they are also the source of serious seismic activity, hazards, and risks. The western edge of Utah’s Rocky Mountains is home to the 240-mile Wasatch Fault, the [...]
The first building on the EdgeCore Internet Real Estate data center campus in Mesa, Arizona is nearing completion.
EdgeCore Will Enter Santa Clara Data Center Marketby Rich Miller, Data Center Frontier Data center developer EdgeCore Internet Real Estate will enter the Silicon Valley market, extending its data center building spree to a fifth major market. EdgeCore says it has acquired 12 acres of land in Santa Clara, where it plans to create a [...]