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Calculations for Stability against Progressive Collapse:<br>Why, How and “What Is Next”?

Calculations for Stability against Progressive Collapse:
Why, How and “What Is Next”?

(Issue of a magazine 5/2014, page 116)

The vast majority of accidents of buildings and structures regardless of final breakdown aftereffects start with local damages of load-bearing structures. Herewith in some cases everything is ended in original local destructions, and in others – supporting structures, which were saved at the first moment of the accident do not withstand additional loading, which earlier was taken by damaged elements, and also crack. Accidents of the latter type got a name in literature “progressive breaking down”.

Design Considerations for Outrigger Systems

Design Considerations for Outrigger Systems

(Issue of a magazine 5/2014, page 120)

Finished. beginning at № 5. P. 98–101, № 6. P. 102–109 (2013), № 1, P. 90–98, № 2, P. 100–105, № 3, P. 100–105, № 4, P. 98–101 (2014)

Combined Pile-Raft Foundations (CPRF) and Slab-Pile Foundation (SPF) – Prospects for Development

Combined Pile-Raft Foundations (CPRF) and Slab-Pile Foundation (SPF) – Prospects for Development

(Issue of a magazine 5/2014, page 132)

Today combined pile-raft foundations (CPRF) get fairly widespread, which proves that most specialist try to use the joint work piles and cap plates. In other words they try to take into account the loadbearing capacity of cap plates on the ground. On the basis of engineering and geological research the developing modern computational methods make it possible to calculate the load that piles and cap plates bear. However, the accuracy of the load distribution, as well as the bearing capacity of piles and cap plates will depend on the range of the characteristics that will be derived from the results of research and design parameters adopted by the existing regulations.

Glass Wool in Facades with a Thin Plaster Layer

Glass Wool in Facades with a Thin Plaster Layer

(Issue of a magazine 4/2014, page 96)

More recently a facade thermal insulation system with a thin plaster layer has become one of the most common options for protection and insulation of facades of residential low- and high-rise buildings, as well as municipal facilities. Such systems are favored due to several reasons.

Design Considerations for Outrigger Systems

Design Considerations for Outrigger Systems

(Issue of a magazine 4/2014, page 98)

Continued. beginning at № 5. P. 98–101, № 6. P. 102–109 (2013), № 1, P. 90–98, № 2, P. 100–105, № 3, P. 100–105 (2014)

From Profanation to Realization

From Profanation to Realization

(Issue of a magazine 4/2014, page 102)

The problem of monitoring load-bearing structures of unique buildings at construction and operational stages is becoming particularly important, which has already been admitted by designers, builders and supervisory authorities (see the article in the previous issue). However we haven’t reached consensus on this matter or worked out a solution algorithm yet. It’s no secret, although quite sad, that today the system of monitoring of many already erected unique buildings exists only on paper, approved by state expert assessment department.

Hinged Ventilated Facades

Hinged Ventilated Facades

(Issue of a magazine 3/2014, page 90)

Currently for the building’s finishing is used a variety of non-restraining cladding, the most popular of which are hinged ventilated facades with different types of facings. Stoneware tiles, composite material, fiber cement sheets – that’s what creates the appearance of a modern city.

Shells: All Difficult – Is Simple!

Shells: All Difficult – Is Simple!

(Issue of a magazine 3/2014, page 96)

Since the school time many of us have remembered the feeling that one can get when a problem that seemed irresolvable was finally explained: it turns out so easy! Elegant and smart, non-standard and at the same time simple ways to fulfill unconventional tasks that offers the Firm ISTOK Stroy Research & Design Organization very often lead to similar emotions: its surprise mixed with admiration.