In the September 2021 issue of Building Management Hawaii, Steve Baldridge gives advice for assessing risks in existing structures in Hawaii. Building codes, fire safety, hurricanes, earthquakes, concrete maintenance and quality of construction are variables to be aware of.
Located in Noida, India, Wave One is a 41-story mixed-use building with more than 2 million square feet of floor area. Post-tensioning helped simplify many challenges by allowing for the removal, transfer, and shifting of columns. It also permitted slabs to span longer where required.
BASE President Steve Baldridge was interviewed by Informed Infrastructure Editorial Director Todd Danielson about the deadly June 24, 2021, failure and collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, FL. You can also watch the video interview here.
Guam is a remote island in Micronesia that is regularly pummeled by strong typhoons, is susceptible to strong earthquakes and is located in a highly corrosive tropical environment. The AAFB Guam Maintenance hangar is designed to resist typhoon winds of 190 mph and high seismic accelerations. In addition to the environmental challenges, the selected structural… Read More
BASE Associate Mark Hirschi was named a Rising Star in the AEC industry by Civil + Structural Engineer magazine. Mark is an outstanding engineer who has worked on many of BASE’s notable projects and is a key leader in our Chicago office.
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.