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Fireworks to Celebrate the New Year

To close out 2017 with a bang, PEC is celebrating with a numerically simulated fireworks display developed using LS-DYNA. Most sources place the invention of firecrackers in China over 1,000 years ago,…

Checking Wind Loads on Santa’s Sleigh

Just in time for Christmas, PEC completed a numerical simulation for a very high-profile repeat client. Mr. S. Clause, where we were tasked with investigating wind induced loads on Santa’s sleigh to…

‘Twas the Week before Christmas…

Sometimes it’s nice to enjoy the holidays by a warm fire. Inspired by the classic poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” written by Clement Clarke Moore in 1844, PEC would like to…

Bridge Security

Bridge Security – Protecting Critical Transportation Infrastructure from Terrorist Attacks

While buildings often take the majority of focus, transportation infrastructure has become a more frequent target of terrorist attacks in the recent decades. Since 1977, nineteen (19) terrorist attacks and plots were…

PEC Unveils Progress on New Collaborative Façade Design Tool for Multiple Hazards at Façade Tectonics World Congress

Kirk Marchand, P.E. will be discussing “Glazing Hazard Design: Collaborative Design for High Fidelity Facade Analysis” at the Facade Tectonics World Congress in Los Angeles.

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