Category: Structural Elements

Personalities in a Team Environment

The relative success of a building construction project is often determined by the ability of the design team, owner, and contractors to effectively communicate ideas and resolve conflicts. This is true for practically any other type of endeavor that we humans venture into as teams.  Architects, engineers, and construction professionals form a special part of […]

Japan Earthquake Damage


THE JAPAN EARTHQUAKE & TSUNAMI AND WHAT THEY MEAN FOR THE U.S. Written by Michael Mahoney, March 17, 2011 Geophysicist, FEMA, National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (NEHRP) Coordinating Committee Member, FEMA, National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program (NTHMP) The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the multi-agency National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) joins with the […]