For the design of the Tsubaki Tower in Guam, spectral accelerations were similar in intensity to Los Angeles and the island nation is situated in “Typhoon Alley.” With the highest frequency of tropical cyclones on earth, wind loads exceeded design seismic loads by far.
BASE Vice President Frank Humay talks about BASE’s involvement in military construction in Guam.
BASE Vice President Frank Humay talks about the challenges of designing projects in Guam and the benefits of Performance-Based Design. Side note: The story’s cover photo of Tsubaki Tower was taken by our Guam office’s Akashi Rouse.
The new $340 million Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility at Kahului Airport is part of an ambitious airport modernization program with the goal of upgrading the state’s airports to increase operational efficiency and improve the traveler experience.
BASE Vice President Frank Humay shares his insight about the growing work in Guam. Photos of BASE Guam projects Tsubaki Tower and P-109 Hangar are also featured.
In this article about the use of virtual design and construction programs such as Revit, BASE Vice President Frank Humay explains how hand calculations combined with 3D finite element analysis programs were critical in determining the load path on the Schofield Behavioral Health/Dental Clinic project.