Two Industry Leaders Join the Board of the Charles Pankow Foundation

The Charles Pankow Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Glenn Bell of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) and Greg Gidez of Hensel Phelps to its board of directors.

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Glenn is senior principal at SGH, a large and diverse consulting firm focused on the design, evaluation, rehabilitation and research in the built environment. He is a strong advocate of innovation; the integration of practice, education, and research; preparing the next generation of structural engineers; and global interoperability. Glenn started his career at SGH and was the firm's CEO from 1995-2006. He is president-elect of the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a trustee of the Institution of Structural Engineers in the UK.

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Greg is corporate director of design services for Hensel Phelps, one of the largest general contractors and construction managers in the U.S., where he oversees preconstruction services, including marketing, procurement, design build, design assist and design management. He also supervises the firm's Building Information Technologies department where he advances the use of Virtual Design and Construction technology in the design and construction processes. Greg is the past chair of the Design Build Institute of America board of directors and is a member of the Institute's College of Fellows. He was the 2015 chair of the AIA Project Delivery Knowledge Community.

"The knowledge and forward thinking that Greg and Glenn bring to the Foundation are unmatched assets for us," Richard Kunnath, president of the Charles Pankow Foundation, said. "Their experience and ability to envision the future will help us advance our mission to be the catalyst to advance innovation in the design and construction of buildings."

Enhanced Insights on High-Strength Reinforcing Bars

Acceptable Elongations and Low-Cycle Fatigue Performance

The Charles Pankow Foundation is pleased to make available for download the FINAL REPORT associated with Research Grant Agreement #03-16, Acceptable Elongations and Low-Cycle Fatigue Performance for High-Strength Reinforcing Bars.

This research is part of a larger national effort aimed at quantifying changes in the seismic collapse risk of concrete structures associated with switching from conventional grade 60 reinforcing bars to high-strength reinforcing bars. This research provides the necessary experimental data and behavioral models to identify when longitudinal bars in seismically detailed frame members reach fracture during seismic events across all types of bars and grades in production or under development in the United States. Reinforcing bars tested include Grades 60, 80 and 100.

This research team led by Principal Investigator Wassim M. Ghannoum, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, University of Texas - San Antonio included Drit Sokoli, Graham Hogsett, Albert A. Limantono, Ariel Suselo, Dhiaa Al-Tarafany and Sarah Rodgers. Industry advisers include Mike Mota, CRSI; Dominic Kelly, SGH; Andrew Taylor, KPFF; Conrad Paulson, WJE; and Loring Wyllie, Degenkolb.

This research was made possible with co-funding support from the ACI Foundation and the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, and material donated by Cascade Steel, CMC, Gerdau, MMFX and NUCOR Steel Inc.

Click here for a free download of this report

The Carbon Leadership Forum, in partnership with more than 30 industry leaders, announces breakthrough tool to easily evaluate carbon emissions of building materials

As the world builds the equivalent of an entire New York City every month, reducing the carbon emissions of materials is an imperative

SEATTLE– September 23, 2019 The Carbon Leadership Forum, in partnership with a coalition of more than 30 forward looking and innovative building industry leaders announce that they have taken on a long-elusive goal – measuring and reducing the carbon footprint of building materials. The result is the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (“EC3”), an open source tool for architects, engineers, owners, construction companies, building material suppliers and policy makers to compare and reduce embodied carbon emissions from construction materials.

Between now and 2060 the world’s population will be doubling the amount of building floorspace, equivalent to building an entire New York City every month for 40 years. Most of the carbon footprint of these new buildings will take the form of embodied carbon — the emissions associated with building material manufacturing and construction. As a result, owners, designers, engineers and contractors are turning their attention to building materials and seeking information on these products so they can make informed, smart choices. This task has been fraught with problems – from the lack of data to data too complex to evaluate.

In response to this problem, Skanska USA and C Change Labs conceived of a solution that would enable the building industry to easily access and view material carbon emissions data, allowing them to make carbon smart choices during material specification and procurement. Initial development was jointly funded by Skanska and Microsoft, who determined that an open platform would provide maximum impact for the industry and society at large. To accelerate development of this solution, the Carbon Leadership Forum incubated the project with strong leadership and additional financial support from Autodesk, Interface, the MKA Foundation and the Charles Pankow Foundation, lead sponsor and grant manager. Subsequently, more than 30 other industry-leaders joined in.

“Our mission is to accelerate the transformation of the building sector to radically reduce embodied carbon,” said Kate Simonen, director of the Carbon Leadership Forum and professor in the College of the Built Environments at the University of Washington. “The EC3 tool is a great example of what can happen when our passionate and collaborative network comes together around a need."

Industry sponsors include: Grant Administrator Charles Pankow Foundation; Pilot Partners Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Microsoft Corporation, Perkins and Will, Port of Seattle, Skanska USA, Walter P Moore and Associates, Inc., and Webcor; Association Partners: American Concrete Institute (ACI) Foundation, American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the BlueGreen Alliance; and Material Partners: Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions, BASF Corporation, CarbonCure Technologies, Interface, Inc., Kingspan Group, and USG Corporation.

Additional support is provided by Technology Partners including Autodesk, Climate Earth, mindful MATERIALS Library powered by Origin, Sustainable Minds and Tally; EC3 Tool Methodology Partners: Arup, Brightworks Sustainability, Central Concrete Supply Co., Inc., Climate Earth, Katerra, KieranTimberlake, LeMessurierr, LMN Architects, National Ready Mixed Concrete Co., Owens Corning, Thornton Tomasetti, Urban Fabrick, WAP Sustainability and WRNS Studio. View the full list of collaborators at www.carbonleadershipforum.org.

The EC3 Tool: A Closer Look Increasingly the building industry and owners are becoming aware that materials matter and are seeking ways to evaluate the emissions associated with making these materials, but they have not had a reliable or efficient way to compare them. As a result, while awareness and a desire to enact change have been high, few have found an avenue to effectively examine and evaluate the available material choices. The EC3 tool, an open-source tool, simplifies this complex problem and will allow users to easily see the embodied carbon impacts of the materials before consumption. Now users will have the information they need to make more informed decisions on embodied carbon, allowing them to enact positive change. Details on the EC3 tool will be made available November 2019. Collaborating partners will be demonstrating the product at Greenbuild, November 19-22, 2019 at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA.

Learn more

For more information on the Carbon Leadership Forum and the EC3 tool, including links to our partners’ announcements visit www.carbonleadershipforum.org.

Visit www.buildingtransparency.org and register to have access to the EC3 tool. The tool will be released November 19, 2019.

List of all collaborators, including spokespersons, media contacts and quotes, available upon request.

Additional embodied carbon resources:

About the Carbon Leadership Forum

The Carbon Leadership Forum, built on a collective impact model, has amassed the largest network of architects, engineers, contractors, material suppliers, policy makers and academics to reduce the carbon impact of materials in buildings. Together, we have developed an extensive body of research and resources necessary to inform and empower our members, while building a robust collaborative network – the Embodied Carbon Network – that is inspiring and connecting our members to enact change. This has resulted in member-led initiatives, including the recent structural engineers embodied carbon challenge (SE 2050) and the development of the EC3 Tool. For more information visit: www.carbonleadershipforum.org

Contacts Kate Simonen Director, Carbon Leadership Forum ksimonen@uw.edu

Media Contact Anne Banta Carbon Leadership Forum anne@banta.org

NEW FOR THE INDUSTRY: PRESTANDARD FOR PERFORMANCE-BASED WIND DESIGN

 A Recommended Alternative to the Prescriptive Procedures for Wind Design of Buildings

The Charles Pankow Foundation is pleased to make available for download the ASCE/SEI Prestandard for Perfomance-Based Wind Design, the final deliverable associated with RGA #01-18. The Prestandard development team was led by Principal Investigator Don Scott, P.E., S.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE. These efforts were made possible with co-funding received from these industry partners: ACI Foundation, American Institute of Steel Construction, ASCE Industry Leaders Council and the MKA Foundation.

Click here for free download of this Prestandard

NEW RESEARCH REPORT PROVIDES ENHANCED INSIGHTS ON NEWLY DEFINED LATERAL-FORCE RESISTING SYSTEM

FINAL REPORT

Ductile Reinforced Concrete Coupled Walls:
FEMA P695 Study

A code change proposal has been approved for ACI 318-19 Sections 2.3 and 18.10.9 that defines a "Ductile Coupled Wall" as an assembly of walls with aspect ratio of total wall height to length greater than 2.0 which are linked by coupling beams having aspect ratios between 2.0 and 5.0. The aim of this study was to justify the use of the proposed design parameters by applying the FEMA P695 approach to the newly defined lateral system. This report summarizes the design, modeling, and collapse assessment results for the Seismic Design Category being considered for a series of Ductile Coupled Wall configurations representative of common practice.

The Charles Pankow Foundation in partnership with the American Concrete Institute is pleased to share this final report of research grant #06-17 conducted by principal investigator John W. Wallace, Professor and Director, UCLA along with Negin A. Tauberg, Ph.D. Candidate, UCLA and Kristijan Kolozvari, Assistant Professor, CSU Fullerton.

Thank you to the independent peer review panel, Ron Hamburger, Anindya Dutta, Steve McCabe, and Charlie Kircher for their valuable comments, as well as our advisory group, which included Satyendra K. Ghosh, John Hooper, David Fields, Ron Klemencic, Andy Taylor, Jim Harris, and Kevin Aswegan, and members of the BSSC PUC IT4 committee who provided valuable input and support over the course of the research.

Click here for a free download of this report

NEW RESEARCH REPORT AIDS DESIGN OF EFFICIENT SEISMIC FORCE-RESISTING SYSTEM FOR BUILDINGS

Substantiating Design Coefficients and Factors for Coupled Composite Plate Shear Walls-Concrete Filled

Composite Plate Shear Wall-Concrete Filled (C-PSW/CF) is an efficient seismic force-resisting system for buildings and is already addressed by ASCE-7 2016.  Coupled Composite Plate Shear Walls-Concrete Filled (Coupled C-PSW/CF) are more ductile and have more redundancy than non-coupled composite plate shear walls, but ASCE currently does not assign them seismic design coefficients and factors. This FEMA P695 study was conducted to substantiate the design coefficients and factors that should be used for such CC-PSW/CF structures.  

The Charles Pankow Foundation in partnership with the American Institute of Steel Construction is pleased to share this final report of research grant #05-17 conducted by principal investigators:

  • Dr. Michel Bruneau, SUNY Distinguished Professor, University at Buffalo Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Buffalo, NY

  • Dr. Amit H. Varma, Karl H. Kettelhut Professor, Purdue University.

Thank you to Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA), Cives Steel Co., Supreme Group, J.F.Stearns Co., and Turner Construction for their  support, donation of steel, and fabrication of specimens in support of this study.

 Click here for free download of this report

ADVANCING WIND DESIGN FOR HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS

New Research Grant:  Systematic Study using Modern Wind Tunnel Test Methods Will Inform Code-based Design 

The Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of ASCE is pursuing the update and simplification of the 2016 edition of ASCE 7 Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures approach to wind design. While tweaks have been made over the years, a systematic study using modern wind tunnel test methods for code-based design has not been conducted in over 40 years. Meanwhile, our knowledge of both the role of turbulence on aerodynamic loading and the turbulence levels in the atmospheric boundary layer have evolved considerably. This research will provide test data to the ASCE 7-22 Wind Loads Sub-Committee for review and possible update of chapter 27 MWFRS wind load coefficients.

The Charles Pankow Foundation is pleased to award to the American Society of Civil Engineers Structural Engineering Institute Research Grant #04-19 for Determination of Pressure Coefficients for High-Rise Buildings of Different Aspect Ratios, Principal Investigator Don Scott, P.E., S.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE. Joining the Foundation in support of this research are CPP Wind Engineering & Air Quality Consultants; Degenkolb Engineers; Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP; Hatfield Group; KPFF; LERA Consulting Structural Engineers; Magnusson Klemencic Associates Foundation; Nabih Youssef Associates Structural Engineers; National Council of Structural Engineers Associations; Odeh Engineers, Inc.; PCS Structural Solutions;  Silman; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Structural Focus; Walter P Moore and Associates, Inc.; Peter A. Irwin, Ph.D., P.Eng.; and Glenn and Judy Bell. The research will be guided by the ASCE 7-22 Wind Loads Sub-Committee.

 

Announcing our New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Charles Pankow Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Anne M. Ellis, PE, FACI, F.ASCE, as the organization’s new Executive Director, effective October 1, 2018. Anne, founder and chief executive officer of Ellis Global, previous served as a special advisor to the Board to rally support for collaborative innovation in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries.

The Foundation’s current Executive Director, Mark Perniconi, PE, will be stepping down and moving on to other opportunities. “We’re forever grateful for Mark’s deep contributions to the Foundation,” said Richard (Rik) Kunnath, PE, president of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. “Mark has built many strong and vital coalitions throughout our industry to further the Foundation’s mission.”

The Charles Pankow Foundation, in its 13th year, leads industry collaborations, funds research and projects, and delivers solutions that enable the AEC industry to advance innovation in the design and construction of buildings. As the Foundation’s new Executive Director, Anne’s focus will be to expand the foundation’s transformational impact by engaging a broader swath of the AEC industry.

“Over the past 13 years, we’ve built a very solid operational platform and we’ve made major contributions to the industry,” said Rik. “We’re now ready to take our work to the next level of impact.”

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Announcing a New Research Grant: Fire Engineering - Concrete-Filled Composite Plate Shear Walls (CF-CPSW)

RGA #03-18; Purdue University

Performance-Based Structural Fire Engineering of Buildings with Concrete-Filled Composite Plate Shear Walls (CF-CPSW)

  • PI - Amit Varma, Professor

  • Research Partners:

  • American Society of Steel Construction (AISC)

  • Steel Institute of New York (SINY)

Click here for additional information about this research project.

The overall goal is to develop research-based code change proposals for AISC Specification 360-XX (Appendix 4-Fire Design) to include structural performance-based design methodology and / or standard fire ratings for CF-CPSW walls and floor-to-wall connections while accounting for the effects of different material, geometric, loading, and fire (heating) scenarios.

The Charles Pankow Foundation is Pleased to Announce a Research Grant with UCLA

RGA #06-17;

FEMA P695 Study – “Enhanced Ductility” RC Coupled Wall Systems

  • UCLA

  • PI: John W. Wallace, UCLA

  • Co-PI: Kristijan Kolozvari, California State University Fullerton

Click here for more information

The study will examine the application of the FEMA P695 Methodology to ED-RCCW buildings less than 240 ft. in height to determine appropriate values of R, Cd, and Ω0; for buildings greater than 240 ft. tall, ASCE 7 requires a dual system. The study will follow the same general approach as used for the trial studies outlined in NIST (2010) for RC shear wall buildings as summarized by Gogus and Wallace (2015). A single configuration, with two cantilever walls coupled by a single “column” of coupling beams over the building height will be considered to illustrate findings for a range of building heights and design parameters. Important design variables are anticipated to be coupling beam aspect ratio (ln/h) and strength (Vn), and wall cross section geometry, i.e., planar wall versus flanged wall cross section. The expectation is that trial values of R, Cd, and Ω0 will be selected, and the objective of either confirming these values or iterating to refine these values. Iteration may be limited to a subset of the initial study.

Announcing a New Research Grant with the University of Colorado

The Charles Pankow Foundation is pleased to announce a new research grant on Project Delivery.

RGA #02-18; Revisiting Project Delivery Performance

  • University of Colorado

  • PI: Professor Keith Molenaar

Revisiting Project Delivery Performance

The goal of this research is to empirically compare the cost, schedule and quality performance of design-bid-build, construction manager at risk and design-build delivery methods. Using the same methodology as employed by Konchar and Sanvido (1998), but with a data set of contemporary projects, the comparison will leverage a mixed-method approach, split into two main phases: (I) prediction of performance through multiple linear regression modeling and (II) assessment of model robustness and validity through case studies.

Announcing a New Research Product The Onsite Non-Potable Water Reuse Practice Guide

The Charles Pankow Foundation is pleased to announce a new research product resulting from a project co sponsored by the Charles Pankow Foundation.

DESIGN PROFESSIONAL'S PRACTICE GUIDE TO INTEGRATING ONSITE WATER USE AND REUSE

  • The Urban Fabrik Collaborative (now the William J. Worthen Foundation)

  • PI: William J. Worthen

ONSITE NON-POTABLE WATER REUSE PRACTICE GUIDE

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Click Here for a Free Download of this Research Product as a PDF

The Charles Pankow Foundation wishes to acknowledge the contributions to this research project from Google, Magnusson Klemencic Associates, American Institute of Architects California Council, Water Environment & Reuse Foundation, The City of Santa Monica, Crescent Heights, Urban Fabrik and the Willam J. Worthen Foundation.

Announcing a New Research Product: Performance Characterization of Beams with High-Strength Reinforcement

The Charles Pankow Foundation is pleased to announce a new research product resulting from a project sponsored by the Charles Pankow Foundation.

RGA #04-14; Performance Characterization of Beams with High-Strength Reinforcement

  • The University of California, Berkeley

  • PI: Jack Moehle, Professor

Click here for more information on research grants.

Seismic Performance Characterization of Beams with High-Strength Reinforcement

Authors:

Duy V. To
Jack P. Moehle

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of California, Berkeley

Click here for a free download of this research product.

This research project is a result of the ATC 115 Project, Development of a Roadmap on Use of High-Strength Reinforcement in Reinforced Concrete Design (RGA#05-13). This research project along with research projects at the University of Kansas (RGA#06-14) and UT-Austin related to columns (RGA#05-14) will determine, through rigorous laboratory testing, the required tensile and performance properties for high strength steel reinforcing bar.

The Charles Pankow Foundation wishes to acknowledge the contributions to this research project from the American Concrete Institute Foundation (ACIF) and the staff and members of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) and the CRSI Foundation. In-kind material support was provided by CMC Commercial Metals Corporation, Nucor Corporation Seattle, and MMFX Technologies Corporation. Clark Construction Group and The Conco Companies constructed the test specimens as an in-kind contribution.

Grateful acknowledgment is made to the Advisory Panel; Dominic Kelly (Simpson Gumpertz & Heger), Andy Taylor (KPFF), Loring Wyllie (Degenkolb Engineers), and Ron Klemencic (Magnusson Klemencic Associates).


Announcing a New Research Product: High-Strength Steel Bars in Reinforced Concrete Walls

The Charles Pankow Foundation is pleased to announce a new research product resulting from a project sponsored by the Charles Pankow Foundation.

RGA #06-14; High-Strength Steel Bars in Reinforced Concrete Walls: Influence of Mechanical Properties of Steel on Deformation Capacity

  • The University of Kansas

  • PI: Andres, LePage, Professor

Click here for more information on this research grant.

High-Strength Steel Bars in Reinforced Concrete Walls: Influence of Steel Mechanical Properties on Deformation Capacity

Authors:

Mohammad Sajedul Huq, Alexander S. Weber-Kamin, Shahedreen Ameen, Rémy D. Lequesne, Andrés Lepage, Department of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering, The University of Kansas

Click here for a free download of this research product as a PDF

This research project is a result of the ATC 115 Project, Development of a Roadmap on Use of High-Strength Reinforcement in Reinforced Concrete Design (RGA#05-13). This research project along with ongoing research projects at UC-Berkeley related to beams (RGA#04-14), UT-Austin related to columns (RGA#05-14) will determine, through rigorous laboratory testing, the required tensile and performance properties for high strength steel reinforcing bar.

The Charles Pankow Foundation wishes to acknowledge the contributions to this research project from the American Concrete Institute Foundation (ACIF) and the staff and members of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI). In-kind support was provided by Commercial Metals Company, Harris Rebar, Midwest Concrete Materials and Nucor Corporation.
Grateful acknowledgment is made to the Industry Champions, David Fields (principal of MKA, Seattle) and Ramón Gilsanz (partner of GMS, New York), and Advisory Panel, Dominic Kelly (principal of SGH, Boston) and Conrad Paulson (principal of WJE, Los Angeles)



Announcing an Article in the December 20, 2017 Edition of Engineering News-Record

Announcing an article in the December 20, 2017 edition of Engineering News-Record related to research co-sponsored by AISC and The Charles Pankow Foundation

RGA #06-16 - Seismic and Wind Behavior and Design of Coupled CF-CPSW Core Walls for Steel Buildings

RGA #05-17- R-Factors for Coupled Composite Plate Shear Walls-Concrete Filled (Coupled-C-PSW/CF)

Co-PI's:

Amit Varma - Purdue University

Michel Bruneau - University at Buffalo

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Click Here to Download this Article from ENR

The Charles Pankow Foundation wishes to acknowledge the financial contributions of The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) to this research project.



Announcing a New BIM Tool for Masonry Developed Through the Efforts of the Building Information Modeling for Masonry (BIM-M) Initiative

Announcing a new BIM tool for Masonry developed through the efforts of the Building Information Modeling for Masonry (BIM-M) Initiative. The Charles Pankow Foundation is a Strategic Partner of BIM-M and a co-sponsor of much of the research that supported this new BIM tool.

Masonry iQ is an Autodesk® Revit® plugin that supports masonry products and allows the user to create masonry specific wall types. A wide variety of custom bond patterns can be generated through the user interface which includes a 3D viewer to visualize patterns and bonding at corners. These patterns are analyzed and mapped to walls accounting for proper layout and bonding at corners and openings. Non-modular layouts will be flagged and proper field cuts are represented in elevation. Wall sections are automatically generated showing proper coursing and bond beam locations. Bond beams also generate sweeps for coordination. Three different corner joins (mechanical bond, miter and squared off) are supported and adjusted for proper layout. Single and multi wythe walls are supported. Control Joints and other masonry properties are supported. Material schemas using materials from participating manufacturers allow for rendering of masonry elevations that represent the pattern actual pattern and range indicated.

Click here for the link to the download location on the App Store

Click here for YouTube videos that demonstrate the features

Click here for new materials schemas and rendering basic pattern features of the plugin


Announcing a New Research Product: Evaluating the Impact of BIM on Project Performance

The Charles Pankow Foundation is pleased to announce a new research product resulting from a research project funded by the Charles Pankow Foundation.

RGA #07-17 & RGA #08-17

Evaluating the Impact of BIM on Project Performance

Co-PI's:

Bryan Franz - University of Florida

John Messner - Penn State University

Information on Research Grants may be found https://www.pankowfoundation.org/our-work .

Evaluating the Impact of BIM on Project Performance (07-17/08-17);

Computer Integrated Construction (CIC) Research Program - White Paper 1

By: Bryan Franz and John Messner

Click Here for a Free Download of this Research Product as a PDF

The Charles Pankow Foundation wishes to acknowledge the financial contributions of The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) and BIMForum to this research project.