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The familiar 160 foot height limit appearing in ASCE 7 has no scientific backing.


Learn how to get started writing a plugin to extend the functionality of the structural analysis programs ETABS or SAP2000.


A quick note about how to embed codepens into hugo posts using a custom shortcode


This post contains some of my thoughts after writing the Oct 2018 Civil-Structural PE Exam.


This post contains an Observable Notebook that calculates factored axial capacity of short columns according to CSA A23.3-2014



Hugo Themes

Hugo is a popular static site generator written in go, that happens to be used for my website. I’ve written two themes for hugo, which are available at my github repos linked herein.

SDOF Response

One of my first web development projects was to create a single-degree-of-freedom analysis tool. I wanted to learn some basic web development skills, and chose to use AngularJS and Foundation framework. The code and demo is available in my github repository

Characterization of Vancouver's Tall Buildings

The purpose of this study was to characterize a typical newly-constructed tall building in Vancouver, and assess the seismic performance of such a structure. We conducted a detailed review of new buildings in the downtown region which were constructed after 2005 and had a height greater than 100 meters.

Etabs Post-processing tool

I created a tool to extract data from ETABS analysis software and process it into design spreadsheets, saving countless hours of manual data manipulation.