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George Kantrales presents at UTSA on Critical Infrastructure

PEC Presents at UTSA on Protective Design of Critical Infrastructure

George Kantrales, Ph.D., was invited to speak to students and faculty of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Texas at San Antonio on protective design of critical infrastructure.…

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NCSEA Structural Engineering Summit 2017 Presentation Information

PEC in DC for 2017 NCSEA Structural Engineering Summit

PEC engineers Aldo McKay and Cliff Jones will be attending and presenting at the 2017 NCSEA Structural Engineering Summit in Washington, DC this week. This year, the conference is celebrating 25 years…

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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…

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Kirk Marchand to present on facade performance at 2017 IABSE Symposium

PEC to present at 2017 IABSE Symposium on Facade Performance

PEC’s Kirk Marchand is attending and presenting at the 39th International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineers (IABSE) Symposium this week in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The 2017 IABSE Symposium theme “Engineering the Future”…

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Full-Service Façade Design as the Specialty Structural Engineer

PEC offers façade design and specialty structural engineer (SSE) services to architects, engineers, and contractors. As the specialty structural engineer, we provide a complete facade system design, from each component to the …

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Protection Planning for Drone Carried Improvised Explosive Devices (DCIED)

U.S. Government anti-terrorism, force protection, and military planners and assessors have identified drone carried improvised explosive devices (DCIED) as an emerging threat to US and Allied critical infrastructure (read more here).  To …

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Construction Complete on VA Ambulatory Care Clinic in Loma Linda, California

ZGF Architects, in partnership with its design-build team, designed a new outpatient clinic for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Loma Linda, California. The project goal was to consolidate services…

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PEC to Present on Blast Design of CFS Components, Walls and Roof Systems for CFSEI

Cliff Jones will be presenting a webinar on blast design of cold-formed steel (CFS) components, walls and roof systems for the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) on August 24th, 2017 at 3:00 P.M.…

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Understanding and Mitigating the Impact of Global Terrorism

Faced with the highly complex and dynamic state of global terrorism, PEC supports the protection of people, systems and infrastructure. The Institute for Economics & Peace releases an annual report that provides …

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SDOF ANALYSIS METHODOLOGY FOR BLAST LOADING OF COLD FORMED LIGHT-GAGE METAL ROOF TRUSSES

Cold formed light-gage metal trusses are a commonly used structural roof system in conventionally constructed buildings because of their architectural versatility, low cost, material efficiency, and wide range of possible spans. These…

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