Los Angeles Mayor’s Call to Action to Seismically Strengthen City!

Mayor Garcetti announces his earthquake plan on Monday. SEAOSC President Kevin O'Connell on far right. As practicing engineers we are charged by our licensing rules and the building code"to safeguard life, health, property, and public welfare". However, in our daily efforts we often focus stringently on the safeguarding of life through code-based "life-safety" standards, while …

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CTBUH News: One World Trade Center is Now the World’s Third-Tall est Building

View with images CTBUH Commemorates One World Trade Center With Updated “World’s 20 Tallest Buildings” Poster The 541-meter (1,776-foot) One World Trade Center has now become the world’s third-tallest building, according to the height criteria set by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). One World Trade Center now ranks only behind the …

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