The type of building is a major factor in respect to which are most at risk for damage from an earthquake

There are several types of buildings including soft-story, tilt-up, steel moment frame, non-ductile concrete and URM (unreinforced masonry). What are their characteristics and what can be determined are vulnerable when faced with enduring an earthquake? Soft-story structures are common among apartment buildings that are characterized by open parking on the ground floor and dwelling units […]

4 Benefits and 1 Disadvantage To Concrete Tilt-Ups

With all the different materials you can use to construct a building how do you know which ones work and which ones don’t? Historically speaking the concrete tilt-up is the most common choice for buildings in terms of materials and design. While the concrete tilt-up does have many benefits it also has one main disadvantage […]