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Testing for the Nonductile Concrete Grand Challenge Project gets media attention

The final concrete beam-column joint in a series of eight, was tested at UC Berkeley on October 14th as a part of the PEER and NEES Grand Challenge project "Mitigation of Collapse Risk in Older Concrete Buildings." The testing was coordinated by Wael Hassan, UC Berkeley PhD Candidate, under supervision of Jack Moehle, UC Berkeley Professor, former PEER director and project PI. Hassan is experimentally and analytically investigating the axial collapse likelihood following shear failure of unreinforced older-type construction concrete corner beam-column joints.

ABC 7 produced the following news story about the research testing.

Results of this testing will be released in the coming months.

posted November 12, 2010