Assessing Risks to Isle Buildings

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.

Wave One: A Story of Transfer Girders – STRUCTURE Magazine

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.

What Went Wrong at Surfside Collapse?

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.

AAFB Guam Maintenance Hangar – STRUCTURE Magazine

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

Associate Mark Hirschi Named 2021 Rising Star in AEC

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.

The Tsubaki Tower – STRUCTURE Magazine

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 is a Best Firm To Work For

HONOLULU, HAWAII – JUNE 1, 2021 – In an annual listing of Best Firms to Work For, BASE ranked fifth in the structural engineering category and tenth in the 1-49 firm size category.  This year marks BASE’s 16th appearance in the list and the only structural firm to make the list 11 years in a… Read More