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13
NOV
2018

CPP’s Dr. David Banks on the effects of wind on solar panels

In February of 2015, CPP Principal Dr. David Banks, P.E., an expert on how solar panels behave in the wind, co-hosted a webinar with Ron LaPlante, S.E., chair of the Solar Photovoltaic Systems Committee of the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC). Wind Design...
15
OCT
2018

CPP’s Dr. Roy Denoon to speak at the CTBUH 2018 Middle East Conference

The CTBUH 2018 Middle East Conference will be held October 20-25, 2018 in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. About the conference: Cities best positioned for the future are evolving along polycentric, multi-nodal lines, with several central business districts. Such an...
25
JUL
2018

How hurricanes develop

There’s no doubt the 2017 hurricane season was one to remember. Last year, Hurricane Maria was the strongest storm, and no one can forget the destruction of Hurricane Harvey. After an eventful year, everyone’s waiting to see what the 2018 hurricane season will bring. The Atlantic...
19
JUL
2018

Wind codes around the world

Local governments usually have ultimate authority over local building codes. Nonetheless, with the exception of a few areas with very unique wind environments (New York City’s urban canyons and Miami’s hurricane-prone beach fronts, for example), most local building codes are...
18
JAN
2018

The Way the Wind Blows: The Value of Pedestrian Wind Studies

Warm weather brings the great pleasures of dining outdoors and lounging by the pool. But when the wind kicks up, those experiences can quickly turn unpleasant. A force of nature with a mind of its own, wind goes through or around any object or structure it encounters, creating...
17
MAY
2015

Forensic engineering

What do you think of when you hear the word forensics? CSI? Law & Order? Dexter? Certainly, forensic evidence is a key part of successful criminal investigations, but it’s also crucial for engineers tasked with determining the root causes of mechanical failure or...
22
APR
2015

Dr. Roy Denoon & Dr. Graeme Wood at ASCE Structures Congress

CPP’s team of technical experts and industry innovators share their knowledge around the globe. Join us to gain insight into the various effects of wind and learn how to incorporate innovative techniques into your planning and design. Dr. Roy Denoon and Dr. Graeme Wood presenting...
22
MAR
2015

Hairdryer winds

If you’ve ever spent time near a major mountain range, then you might be familiar with downslope winds. These impressive blasts of air rush down from mountain crests and get warmer and warmer as they descend. By the time these air masses reach the leeward foothills, they can be...