New L.A. skyscraper can sustain earthquakes and high winds:

New L.A. skyscraper can sustain earthquakes and high winds:

ecobuildingpulse.com 26 Sep '16, 6pm

The 73-story-tall Wilshire Grand Center in downtown Los Angeles, expected to be completed by 2017, is well underway to become the tallest building on the west coast. However, due to its geographical location—the San Andreas Fault is only 46 miles away—the tall structure needed to be engineered specifically to withstand an earthquake with a magnitude of up to 7.4. Engineers were tasked with not only testing how the building would react to seismic activity, but also, because of its slender form, how it could endure high winds. Using a digital model, engineers for the project determined that they would need a central core that stretched five ...

USGBC at SXSW Eco 2016: At USGBC®, of course, think that the Greenbuild International Conference ...

usgbc.org 27 Sep '16, 4am

At USGBC®, of course, think that the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is the coolest, most must-see event that any green building...

Changing perspectives on green buildings #WGBW16 #BetterBuildGreen

worldgbc.org 26 Sep '16, 12pm

Changing perspectives on green buildings Sep 26, 2016 When people think about combatting climate change, certain images pop into their heads:...

New professional credential for #sustainable #landscape development & management to launch Oct.1!

sustainablesites.org 26 Sep '16, 9pm

(Washington, D.C.)—Sept. 26, 2016—Green Business Certification Inc. ™ (GBCI) announces a new credential for landscape architects and sustaina...

#sustainable #homes 10 Things You Need To Know Today: 1. An office in Vietnam has trees growing t...

gbdmagazine.com 26 Sep '16, 8pm

Photo: Cong Sinh Architects via Inhabitat 10 Things You Need To Know Today 9/22/2016 1. An office in Vietnam has trees growing through its wa...

How Can Hong Kong Tackle Its Waste Problem?

EcoPark’s advocacy for the 3R’s – Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle – is certainly heading in the ri...

Project of the Week: Amy Joslin Memorial Eco Roof at the Multnomah Building b...

greenroofs.com 26 Sep '16, 1pm
Project of the Week: Amy Joslin Memorial Eco Roof at the Multnomah Building by @TremcoRBM & many more...

In 2009 partners created the “Hope Garden” in six inches of lightweight growing mix in the ac...

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