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01 July 1998

Mark Sarkisian, Stan Korista & Ahmad Abdelrazaq, SOM

Looking from the Yangtze River toward the new Shanghai skyline, you cannot help noticing the ever changing color of the ultra-tall Jin Mao Tower with...

01 July 1995

Daryl W. Boggs, Cermak Peterka Peterson, Inc.

Traditionally, the effect of vibration on human comfort has been evaluated using the rms value of acceleration. The differences between these two methods are examined,...

01 January 1995

Mark Sarkisian, Stan Korista & Ahmad Abdelrazaq, SOM

The composite structural system for the Jin Mao Tower was designed to resist typhoon winds and earthquake forces and accommodate poor soil conditions while providing...

01 January 1994

Leighton Cochran & Marc Levitan, CCP

Leighton Cochran & Marc Levitan write about the lessons that can be learned from the 1992 Hurricane Andrew and emergency building.

19 April 1993

Daryl W. Boggs & Jon A. Peterka, Cermak Peterka Peterson, Inc.

This paper illustrates the application to typical arena structures which have been investigated in the author’s wind tunnel laboratory.

13 April 1992

Daryl W. Boggs & Jon A. Peterka, Cermak Peterka Peterson, Inc.

Wind speeds for the design of permanent structures are traditionally specified as a “return period,” or more properly mean recurrence interval, which is the same...