Project

The Impact of High-Strength Reinforcing Steel on Current Design Practice

Research purpose

The research proposed here will seek to improve understanding of the impact of high strength on modern concrete construction in the United States by developing comparative design data. Specifically, design of structural components from a series of buildings designed recently for construction in the United States using Grade 60 reinforcing steel will be redesigned using high strength steel with yield strength ranging from 80 ksi to 110 ksi. Building component designs typical of regions of low, moderate and high seismicity will be considered.

Grantee
University of Washington
Project Area
Structural Engineering
CPF research grant #
01-13
Award amount
$50,000
Grant period
Jan 2013 - Jul 2013
Grant Status
Complete
Principal Investigator
Professor Laura Lowes, Ph.D.
Industry champions

Ron Klemencic, David Fields, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

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The Impact of High-Strength Reinforcing Steel on Current Design Practice
Kelsey R. Price, Design Engineer
Magnusson Klemencic Associates
David Fields, Principal
Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Laura N. Lowes, Associate Professor
University of Washington