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The Other 80 Percent: Strategies for Delegating Design of Nonstructural Systems

The Other 80 Percent: Strategies for Delegating Design of Nonstructural Systems

October 24, 2019

Nonstructural systems, such as cladding, partitions, utility distribution systems, specialty components, and contents, can comprise 80% or more of the cost of a new building. Poor seismic performance of these systems can result in loss of valuable components, costly repairs, extended downtime, blocked egress, and casualties. Even in moderate earthquakes, damage to nonstructural systems can […]

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Alix Kottke Promoted to Associate Engineer

Alix Kottke Promoted to Associate Engineer

July 18, 2019

When Maryann Phipps started Estructure, she knew that she wanted to mentor emerging engineers and sought out talent from the Structural Engineering, Mechanics, and Materials Program at UC Berkeley. This led her to Alix Kottke (Broadfoot at that time), who was completing a Master of Science degree at Cal. In July 2010, Alix became Estructure’s […]

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Maryann Phipps Delivers Keynote Address at the 2019 Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering

Maryann Phipps Delivers Keynote Address at the 2019 Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering

May 1, 2019

  Maryann opened the 11th Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering (PCEE) held April 4-6, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand with a keynote speech delivered to nearly 500 attendees from 15 countries. The conference, sponsored by the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE) and the Australian Earthquake Engineering Society, is held every four years and […]

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