News: Structures

Prof. Ben Schafer Co-Authors New Seismic Design Technical Brief Based on American Iron and Steel Institute Standard

November 18, 2016

Congratulations to Professor Ben Schafer who has recently co-authored “Seismic Design of Cold-Formed Steel Lateral Load-Resisting Systems: A Guide for Practicing Engineers,” a technical brief released by the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) and the Applied Technology Council (ATC). The brief provides a comprehensive overview of the seismic design of cold-formed steel (CFS) framed […]

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Prof. Ben Schafer Creates Steel Diaphragm Innovation Initiative to Advance Seismic Performance of Structural Systems

July 8, 2016

Congratulations to Professor Ben Schafer, who, with the help of funding by a National Science Foundation grant, has created the Steel Diaphragm Innovation Initiative. This multi-year industry-academic partnership is dedicated to innovation in the application, modeling, and design of building floors and roofs utilizing structural systems with steel. Its goal is to advance the seismic performance of steel […]

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Professor Benjamin Schafer Selected to Receive 2015 Shortridge Hardesty Award

January 26, 2015

Congratulations to Professor Ben Schafer, who has been selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Structural Engineering Institute to receive the 2015 Shortridge Hardesty Award. The award is given annually to a person who has contributed substantially in applying fundamental results of research to the solution of practical engineering problems in the […]

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Shake-table test 2013

Earthquake Shake Table Tests

August 16, 2013

Johns Hopkins researchers conducted tests to see how a Southern California earthquake could impact a two-story office building made of cold-formed steel.

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