Guam Regional Medical City – STRUCTURE Magazine

Imagine reading the front page of your daily newspaper to find out the current bed availability or the number of people on the waiting list for the only hospital in town. Now imagine it is a necessary announcement because this hospital is almost always at full capacity and that the next closest U.S. hospital is… Read More

400 ft 53 stories: Pacifica – Structural Engineer Magazine

Pacifica is a 46-story, 830,000 SF mixed-use high-rise in the heart of Honolulu, Hawaii. This live, work, play environment has 41 residential floors over a 5-story podium consisting of commercial spaces at ground level, 10 half levels of parking structure, and a recreation deck at the top of the podium. Every developer is challenged to… Read More

Pearl Harbor Visitor Center – Structural Engineering & Design Magazine

The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is a facility of approximately 55,000 SF of shaded or enclosed space, more than doubling the size of the original visitor center. The original Visitor Center was completed in 1980 and constructed in an area created by land reclamation in the 1940’s and was constructed on a foundation system that… Read More

Reducing the Risk – Structural Engineer Magazine

We discuss taking a multi-hazard approach to progressive collapse mitigation which involves the integration of progressive collapse, seismic and wind load resistance into a single structural system. The primary goal is to provide, where possible, a lateral load resisting system that can perform “double duty,” simultaneously addressing both lateral and progressive collapse requirements.