ERA Completes Construction Engineering Research Laboratory Building Reinforcement Project
Construction recently completed on ERA’s building reinforcement design for the addition of a 30’x40’ bi-fold hangar door at the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) in partnership with the University of Illinois. The TESS building houses a three-dimensional “shake table” that tests the ability of systems, facilities, and equipment to survive under realistic conditions of shock, vibration, and earthquake ground motion. The much larger door opening allows engineers to assess the seismic vulnerabilities of a wide variety of configurations that were previously not possible due to access limitations.
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I never knew that engineers also conduct researches for research and development purposes. The other day my daughter, who is an engineering major, asked if it was possible for her to get into research. Now that I know it is, I will encourage it.
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Adscaff design tensile strength exceeds the Workplace Health and Safety ‘minimum tensile breaking force requirement of 2 kilo-newton’s (kN) per strand’ whilst incorporating an additional AS/NZS 1170 variability factor of kt of 1.33. Tensile strength as tested through NATA accredited testers ‘Melbourne Testing Services’ recorded 3.2 kN and 2.9 kN breaking force per strand in the longitudinal and transverse directions respectively exceeding the base 2kN requirement.
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