Tag: Ben Schafer

Hurricane

Climate change, superstorms, and civil engineering

September 13, 2018

America’s infrastructure is failing, earning a D-plus from the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2017. What does this mean for coastal regions in the path of storms like Hurricane Florence, which are bigger, slower, and bring more rain?

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Civil’s Schafer creates Steel Diaphragm Innovation Initiative

July 8, 2016

With support from the National Science Foundation, Benjamin W. Schafer, professor in the Department of Civil Engineering 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 […]

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