Tag: building codes

Navigating the Structural Challenges of Mid-rise Wood Construction

Embarking on the construction journey of multi-family wood structures opens doors to sustainable, cost-effective, and efficient possibilities. However, achieving success in this realm requires a thorough understanding of structural integrity and compliance with specific regulations and building codes. While the International Building Code (IBC) governs construction in the US, each state/locality may have additional amendments… Read More »

Monitoring Structural Safety of Existing Buildings

Editor’s Note: This article was originally posted on the Florida Engineering Society website (www.fleng.org) and is republished here with permission. By Hisham Sunna, PhD, PE The catastrophic and tragic partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South Condominium in Surfside, Florida, on June 24, 2021, is an event that sent shockwaves and elicited immediate reactions from… Read More »