In this episode, we talk to J. G. (Greg) Soules, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., P.Eng, a Senior Principal Structural Engineer and the Technical Authority for Seismic and Wind Engineering for CB&I, about his involvement in the Peachoid Water Tower project, how he received his Ph.D. at 63, and why professional judgment is important as an engineer.
In this episode, we talk to Anastasia Athanasiou, a Postdoc fellow in Structural and Wind Engineering at Concordia University about the performance-based multi-hazard design of buildings, and more specifically, the effects, similarities and differences of wind and earthquakes loads on buildings and how engineers can enhance the inherent resilience and improve the robustness of buildings.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Anastasia:
- In 2017 you were invited to present your work to the ‘1st Japan-Greece International Workshop by Young Researchers on Advanced Materials and Technology for Applications to Steel and Composite Steel/Concrete Structures’, in DPRI Kyoto University. Can you tell us what you presented there, and how that experience has benefited your engineering career?
- What are some of the similarities, as well as differences of wind and earthquake loads and how they act on buildings?
- What are some of the latest challenges you have seen in the wind design practice?
- Why is it so important to do an earthquake risk assessment, and what does that involve?
- You often hear engineers talk about a multi-hazard design. What that involves?
- In your opinion, what kind of multi-hazard engineering strategies can be incorporated into the design to enhance the inherent resilience and improve the robustness of buildings?
- What career advice would you give to young engineers who would like to achieve similar success as you did?
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Performance-Based Multi-Hazard Design of Buildings:
In this episode of The Structural Engineering Channel podcast, we talk to Don Scott, PE, SE, F.SEI, F.ASCE, who is the Senior Principal at PCS Structural Solutions. Don will be breaking down ASCE’s new Prestandard for Performance-Based Wind Design. He also provides some great examples of when you should use this prestandard and explains the importance of why you should use it.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Don in This Episode:
- SEI received a research grant from the Charles Pankow Foundation for $150,000 with co-funding from the ACI, AISC, ASCE Industry Leaders Council and the MKA Foundation. Can you tell us a little bit about the Charles Pankow Foundation?
- What is the purpose of the ASCE/SEI Pre-standard for performance-based wind design?
- What should structural engineers know about these prestandrad?
- How does performance-based design differentiate from traditional prescriptive procedures?
- Do you see this trend with performance-based design expanding across structural engineering and possibly into other industries of civil engineering?