One of the most devastating types of building failures, progressive collapse can lead to catastrophic consequences including potential loss of life, long-term disruption of operation, and widespread financial impact. By incorporating the ductility and continuity required to bridge the loss of critical elements, design for progressive collapse increases protection of a structure for a myriad of extreme hazards, both natural and man-made.
Our engineers are active in industry as contributing authors to the development of standard of practice criteria used by the U.S. government. We apply both indirect and direct design methods, including linear static and non-linear dynamic procedures. We strive for efficient, cost-effective solutions by bringing the most appropriate analytical approach to the facility design given the complexity of the structure.
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