Structural News

Consortium receives grant to explore use of bamboo as an urban construction material

A University of Pittsburgh-led consortium is one of 14 new multilateral university partnerships created by the Global Innovation Initiative. The consortium’s winning proposal, “Bamboo in the Urban Environment,” brings together leading experts in bamboo and sustainable design to engage in extensive, cutting-edge analysis and testing of bamboo as a safe construction resource in urban areas.

Team heads to Nepal to study seismic performance of buildings

After a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal in late April, much of the country’s buildings were destroyed. But there were also several instances where one structure collapsed and another one, right next to it, did not. And that is why Andreas Stavridis, Ph.D., University at Buffalo assistant professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering, is traveling to Nepal with a team of researchers.

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