University of British Columbia professor Tony Yang recently ran a technical session and was interviewed by Journal of Commerce at the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction’s 2015 B.C. Steel Design Awards of Excellence. Click here for more information.
Planning for the 2015 Tongji-UBC Symposium is underway! This year, the symposium will be hosted at Tongji University in Shanghai, China.
Details will be posted on the symposium page here as they become available
We developed iPad App to conduct seismic assessment, implementing research into practice.
This research project is aimed to develop high-performance sustainable modular steel structural systems in Canada and worldwide. Modular construction is a novel construction technique that pre-fabricates the structural components in factories and assembles them on site. This provides significant improvements in construction speed and reduces the need for skilled steel construction workers on site.
The project will be accomplished through advanced analytical simulation and experimental testing to validate the seismic behavior of modular steel structures. Once the usability has been established, detailed cost and construction time benefits of using the modular structures will be compared to the conventionally constructed structures common in Canada. The result of this study will be used to develop practical design guidelines for modular steel structures in Canada and worldwide.
Presentations from the 2013 UBC-Tongji-CSRN symposium have been posted. The lecture slides and videos are available here. Many thanks to all the volunteers, presenters, and attendees for helping us make the symposium a huge success!