Performance and Risk Assessment

Existing civil infrastructure in Canada and the United States have an average age of 40 years and they are rapidly approaching the end of their design service life. The existing condition of these assets, and their overall performance is an important challenge for their owners. Performance and risk assessment plays a key role in the management Read more about Performance and Risk Assessment[…]

Modeling Existing Shear Walls

Modeling existing shear walls can be quite challenging. The first question to ask is how far we want to go – and how much we want to spend on- when it comes to modeling a wall structure. The modeling can be as simple as a beam-columns element, or as complex as a nonlinear 3D finite Read more about Modeling Existing Shear Walls[…]