Structural News

Progress toward national resiliency: NIST marks Joplin tornado 5th anniversary

Disaster struck Joplin, Mo., on May 22, 2011, when the deadliest and costliest single tornado in U.S. history left a 35-kilometer (22-mile) long path of destruction. In the five years since the tragedy, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has led the effort to learn from the devastation and make improvements based on those lessons so that communities nationwide can become more resilient to tornadoes.

Simpson Strong-Tie Research and Testing Lab opens at WSU

Simpson Strong-Tie announced the opening of the Simpson Strong-Tie Research and Testing Lab at Washington State University (WSU). The lab supports research in areas such as concrete durability, repair and retrofit, tall timber buildings, deck safety, post-frame buildings, and seismic retrofit.

GBRI launches online continuing education

"Breaking Ground: The Future of Green Building," the newest course series from the Green Building Research Institute (GBRI), was approved by both GBCI and the American Institute of Architects to provide LEED and AIA professionals with continuing education credits.

Miyamoto International wins Presidential ‘E’ Award

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker May 16, 2016 presented Sacramento-based Miyamoto International with the President’s “E” Award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The Presidential “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.

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