New Standard for Wind Actions on Structures

As a key contributor to the wind loads sub-committee acting for Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand, we would like to welcome the newest edition of “Wind Actions on Structures” under the new designation AS/NZS 1170.2:2021. This document will supersede AS/NZS 1170.2:2011. The objective of this Standard is to provide wind actions for use in the design […]

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Smart Structures, Big Data

Telemetry is not a new concept, and in fact was explored by James Watt in the mid 1700 when he added devices such as the mercury pressure gauges and the fly-ball governors to his steam engines; both classic examples of devices that would reveal something important about the performance of a system. The person consuming […]

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A Passive Solution for Smoke Exfiltration for Resorts World, Las Vegas

Wind and temperature differentials can cause unexpected results for tall buildings located in hot and/or cold climates. If not properly accounted for issues such as frequent jamming of lift doors and uncomfortable internal wind conditions in lobbies and main entrances can occur. These issues were anticipated by the project team behind the Resorts World, Las […]

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Disney Leads the Way, Employing theLatestin Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Technology at 4 Hudson Square

Once known as the Printing District, Hudson Square is now attracting tenants with a much higher profile. Google and Disney stand out, with the former topping out the St John’s Terminal Building at the end of 2020 and the latter having commenced construction at 4 Hudson Square, New York. This SOM designed development by Silverstein […]

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Performance-Based Wind Design

Performance-Based Wind Design has the unique purpose of making improvements on traditional design methodsin order to advance the design for wind on buildings. It impacts a number of different facets of the design approach and the eventual development of the building using advanced methods of analysis to guide the process. The benefits of Performance-Based Wind […]

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