Co-authored by MHP Design Engineer, Jong-Kook Hong, this paper discusses full-scale testing of a metal building that was conducted to develop a seimic design procedure for metal buildings.
Co-authored by MHP Senior Project Engineer and Technical Analyst, Jong-Kook Hong,Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP, this article discusses cyclic tests on nine full-scale beam-column subassemblages. The study was conducted to identify both the desireable limit state that can be counted on to dissipate energy in a stable manner and other limit states that should be avoided in design through the capacity design principals and to develop a mathematical model of the observed bolted connection cyclic behavior that can be used for predicting maximum forces that can be developed in moment connection for capacity design purposes [Sato and Uang,2008].
MHP will host the upcoming SEAOSC Younger Members bimonthly meeting here in Long Beach on Saturday, July 12, 2008. Jennifer Hiatt and Dan Fox, two engineers from our firm, will give a presentation on the Fundamentals of Foundation Design. Lunch will be provided. For more information on attending this event please visit http://www.projectpartners.com/ps/ps_show_event.asp?id=2118&socid=84.
On Your Mark…Get Set…Go!
MHP engineers and support staff teamed up Sunday, May 4, 2008 to put their best foot forward at the 10th Annual Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation’s “Reaching for the Cure”. The cloudy skies in Irvine, CA didn’t damper the spirits of the 10 person team claiming to be known as Moderately High Performance. The 10 runners, who worked up a sweat in both the 10k and 5k races, even took time out post-run to enjoy several booths offering tasty treats and deep-tissue massages. Racers enjoyed complimentary water throughout the course courtesy of MHP’s water station sponsorship. Lance Kenyon, of the Seismic Risk Division, was happy to report no major injuries, just a few sore muscles.
For more information on this outstanding charity, please visit www.pcrf-kids.com
Top Row: Serena Liu, Samir Abudayyeh, Brad Ferris, Jen Hiatt, Rick Beall, Tammi Owens
Bottom Row: Kathy Rantowich, Lance Kenyon, Laura La Mothe