It took me many years to slowly crack Chapter 16, Section 1613 of the International Building Code along with its reference standard ASCE-7 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures. In 2000, New York State adopted the International Building Code (IBC) as its model building code, and along with this adoption came seismic design.
Most of us have been at this “stay-at-home” work-life for over a month now at least. Some of us have gotten into a partial groove, but do you ever feel that you could be more productive? Do you have kids at home that you are now teaching or coaching for those on-line classes? Your significant other working right next to you? How about your suddenly needy pets?
Earth Day 2020: I am sitting in my office (currently a room upstairs at my home) thinking about the current pandemic and similarities with climate change - a slower global crisis but with even higher stakes. Like the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change will affect everyone regardless of social or economic standing. It can’t be seen by the naked eye or easily anticipated, so we rely on the scientific community to warn us of its emergence
Concrete slab on metal deck floor systems is one of the most popular floor systems in the country, especially here in the northeast where structural steel buildings tend to be more prevalent than reinforced concrete.
Can architectural space be more than subjectively beautiful? Are there objective realities in the built environment that cause humans to elicit certain responses of well-being or fear, stress or relaxation, pain or pleasure?
It's 'Engineers Week 2020,' so we would like to celebrate our very own Justin Pechar, Director of Structural Engineering at HHA, & we would like to share the progress of one of his projects: Cornerstone Eye Surgery in Rochester, NY.