The University of California Los Angeles’ (UCLA’s) Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center has set a new standard for sustainability. The $162-million building earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification.
The effects of corrosion on metal building components range from aesthetically undesirable appearances to hazardous structural conditions. This is particularly the case for masonry buildings constructed in the early 1900s, where unprotected structural steel is often in contact with exterior wall construction.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) that is investigating the March 2018 pedestrian bridge collapse in Miami said in a preliminary report errors were made in the design of the 53-m (174-ft) span. Cracking observed prior to the collapse of the structure at Florida International University (FIU) is consistent with those mistakes.