We all have experienced natural hazards in our lives: earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunami, floods: they impact our society at the most fundamental levels. Through rigorous testing and outreach programs, the team at the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure is committed to making sure the next natural hazard doesn't have to be a disaster for you and your family. From the National Science Foundation and the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure: This is DesignSafe radio!
Jeffrey Berman Mini Episode 1
NHERI Tallwood Megaproject: a research and industry partnership. DesignSafe Radio host Dan Zehner catches up with Jeff Berman, NHERI Tallwood co-PI and earthquake engineer from the University of Washington. Berman explains how “mega-projects” like Tallwood simply can’t be done without significant collaboration between academia and industry experts at companies such as Simpson Strong-Tie, Swinerton and others with expertise in building construction, engineering, and mass timber design.
NHERI Tallwood: EQ performance of walls and windows
U of Nevada earthquake engineer Keri Ryan shows us the external wall units on the 10-story NHERI Tallwood building: spandrels with ribbon windows and glass curtain walls, called mullions. Architects as well as engineers want to see how such non-structural elements perform under earthquake loading. During the March 2023 shake table test, more than 750 sensor channels will record behaviors like drift, acceleration, and joint slip and movement.
NHERI Tallwood and its non-structural wall designs
In this episode, earthquake engineer and NHERI Tallwood co-PI Keri Ryan gets specific about NHERI Tallwood nonstructural components: non-loadbearing walls — elements extremely prone to earthquake drift and damage. Ryan shows us the cold-formed-steel exterior-wall subassemblies and some of the innovative building components that can prevent non-structural deformations due to ground shaking.
Special Episode: Touring Tallwood
NHERI Tallwood: A Primer with Keri Ryan
Special Episode: Introducing the NHERI Hackathon!
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Hurricane season in Florida
We just moved to Florida three years ago, this year has been crazy with the Number of hurricanes coming up the coast, what a great show for resources and information regarding hurricanes and preparedness! Thank you!!
Ray from Game Changing Dad's.
In Depth and Fascinating
There's so much to learn about the incredible research going on around the world into improving safety and resilience of communities as they face natural hazards. This show has a well-curated stream of guests, is very timely in its coverage of current events, and is filling a cool niche. The content can be a bit heavy sometimes if seismic engineering, storm surge modeling, and the like aren't your cup of tea (certainly a strong cup of tea), but this podcast is deeply fascinating.