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Building Fire Safety

Building Fire Safety

The buildings we live and work in all represent a kind of compromise. We want them to be attractive, comfortable, cost-effective, and energy efficient, but we also want them to be safe. Sometimes those objectives can come into conflict. Faculty…
Replacing an Iconic Los Angeles Bridge With a ‘Ribbon of Light’

Replacing an Iconic Los Angeles Bridge With a ‘Ribbon of Light’

Before the 3,500-ft-long Sixth Street Viaduct got demolished in February 2016, the city of Los Angeles marked its pending demise with a series of free civic events, including live music and a screening of “Grease.” Later, Angelenos took…
Car dealership building fire in Santa Clara

Car dealership building fire in Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KGO) — A 3-alarm fire did significant damage to a car dealership in the South Bay. The gas and oil fueled the flames and put firefighters in danger. Firefighters are still here making sure there are no hot spots…
California Construction Market Still Sizzles

California Construction Market Still Sizzles

Construction activity remains red-hot in California and Hawaii, with a wide range of public and private projects. Like last year, the top five projects to break ground in the region during 2017 all topped $1 billion. The annual ranking…
Smoke Curtain for Flow Path Control

Smoke Curtain for Flow Path Control

John Ceriello of the FDNY demonstrates two scenarios in which use of a smoke curtain can help control the flow path until firefighters are ready to engage the fire. Read full article
Massive High-Rise Project in LA

Massive High-Rise Project in LA

Every project encounters both expected and unanticipated challenges: holidays, rain days, wind days. When planning the Oceanwide Plaza mixed-use development in Los Angeles, the project team had to consider “Adele days.” The $1-billion-plus…