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October 20, 2011

Hinman Ranked #5 Best Structural Engineering Firm to Work For!

by Hinman Team

On September 29th of this year, Hinman Consulting Engineers was ranked #5 Best Structural Engineering Firm To Work For by ZweigWhite…

September 07, 2011

Engineer Fortifies Buildings’ Defenses

by Eve Hinman

In a recent SF Chronicle article staff writer Meredith May reviewed the state of protective building design through the eyes of our company’s president, Eve Hinman.

August 31, 2011

2011 Hot Firm Award Recipient!!

by Brian Katz

March 31, 2011

Finding the “Correct” Solution: Blast Evaluation of Prestress Precast Concrete Panel

by Hinman Team

At this year’s structures congress, I will be presenting a case study contrasting single degree of freedom (SDOF) analysis and finite element (FE) analysis methods for determining blast support reactions for architectural prestressed concrete façade panels.  There may be room for us, as engineers, to better understand the assumptions inherent in different analytical approached in an effort to minimize conservative design while optimizing expected system performance.

March 16, 2011

What does the future look like: 2 – How disasters become Catastrophes

by Shalva Marjanishvili

In my earlier blog I have attempted to question the current approach to risk, reliability and safety, I have briefly discussed the development of the Japanese disaster into a large scale catastrophe. This is the second part of the series of blogs I am writing in attempt to uncover the answers to the following question: how one disaster could possibly become a large scale catastrophe?

March 14, 2011

What does the future look like: 1- Current state of Catastrophes

by Shalva Marjanishvili

The recent series of disasters in Japan once again highlights the importance of the discussions we are having at Hinman about definitions of risk, reliability and safety. This blog, I hope, will become one in a series of blogs which I plan to write in order to highlight the importance of disaster management and to uncover the fundamental flaws in the current state of practice. The goal of this blog is to stimulate a discussion about current vulnerabilities and possible solutions.

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