5 Minute Breaks
June 20, 2023

5 Minute Breaks

Sure, you have a lot on your plate at work right now. Whether you are managing a project or designing dozens of steel connections, you have a long and very important task list you need to accomplish every work day. But has anyone introduced you to the concept of "5-Minute Breaks." These breaks are...

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Top 5 Structures Featured in Movies
May 23, 2023

Top 5 Structures Featured in Movies

Structures in movies serve as more than just mere backdrops or settings. They play significant roles in storytelling, providing visual spectacle, symbolism, and often becoming iconic elements of the films themselves. Famous structures like the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, or the...

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RISA Celebrates: Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May 2, 2023

RISA Celebrates: Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month is a month-long celebration in the United States that takes place annually during the month of May. During Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, there are various events and activities organized across the United States to celebrate and...

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30 Under 30: Career Tips for the 30yo Structural Engineer
April 4, 2023

30 Under 30: Career Tips for the 30yo Structural Engineer

There are many things professional structural engineers can do early in their education and career to set themselves up for success. With that in mind, the engineers at RISA have put our heads together to come up with our “30 under 30 list”. These are 30 suggestions for young structural engineers...

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Integrated Column Code Checks in ADAPT-Builder
March 17, 2023

Integrated Column Code Checks in ADAPT-Builder

The latest release of ADAPT-Builder (22.0.1) includes an integrated concrete column code check feature that allows users to easily check concrete columns for code compliance. Utilizing the ACI 318-19 or ACI 318-14 design code, the code check feature will perform capacity checks for bending, axial,...

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Reading Angles Using the Distance Tool in RISA-3D
March 9, 2023

Reading Angles Using the Distance Tool in RISA-3D

When using the Distance tool in RISA-3D, the program outputs Rxz, Rzy, Ryz. These angles represent the angle the Distance Tool line makes with respect to the each respective plane. Rxy represents the angle the distance line makes with respect to the XY plane.

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5 Steps to Becoming a Structural Engineer
March 7, 2023

5 Steps to Becoming a Structural Engineer

Structural engineering is a branch of civil engineering that deals with the design and analysis of structures such as buildings, bridges, and tunnels. Becoming a structural engineer in the United States requires a rigorous education and training process that involves several steps. In this article,...

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Women in Construction Week: Ruth Gordon Schnapp
March 6, 2023

Women in Construction Week: Ruth Gordon Schnapp

Women in Construction Week is an annual event that takes place during the first full week of March. This week-long event celebrates women in the construction industry and their contributions to the field. The event was established by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) in 1953...

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