Site Response Analysis of Liquefiable Soil Employing Continuous Wavelet Transforms

Author(s) D. Chavan* T.G. Sitharam* P. Anbazhagan   Abstract Propagation of the earthquake motion towards the ground surface alters both the acceleration and frequency content of the motion. Acceleration–time record and Fourier amplitude spectrum of the motion reveal changes in the acceleration and frequency content. However, Fourier amplitude spectrum fails to give frequency–time variation. Wavelet… Continue reading Site Response Analysis of Liquefiable Soil Employing Continuous Wavelet Transforms

5 Ideas for Improving Yourself in 2022

Brief  If your New Year’s intentions are waning, try revising core habits such as your sleep schedule, exercise routine and daily practice of visualizing success, writes Scott Eblin, who shares what he’s working on. “If your mojo is fading, take a little bit of time this week to figure out a few things you can… Continue reading 5 Ideas for Improving Yourself in 2022

6 Steps for Creating Better Employee Reviews

Brief  An agile performance management program can improve employee engagement by creating clearly articulated goals and increasing the cycle of regular feedback, but managers will need the right training and resources to do this successfully, writes Casey Pechan. “Managers should also be open to receiving feedback from employees regarding their workload, obstacles they’re facing, and… Continue reading 6 Steps for Creating Better Employee Reviews

What is Tadelakt?

Brief  Tadelakt is a lime-based plaster finished to form a durable, waterproof surface with a distinct appearance. Find out more about its uses with this handy guide.   Insight Tadelakt, sometimes referred to as Moroccan plaster, is a traditional plaster indigenous to the Marrakesh region of Morocco that can be used as a stylish wall… Continue reading What is Tadelakt?

How to Repair a Large Hole in Drywall

Brief  Repairing large holes in drywall—anything over six inches—is different from fixing a small hole in drywall. Small holes can be patched over with drywall tape or a self-adhesive drywall patch, but large holes need a more rigid material to span over the larger opening.   Insight The simplest solution is also the best: cutting… Continue reading How to Repair a Large Hole in Drywall

New Alloy Coating Builds an Inner Shield to Stop Steel Rusting

Brief  As useful as steel is, its main weakness may be its vulnerability to corrosion. Researchers in Korea have now developed a new alloy coating that boosts steel’s resistance to rust, by adding a simple extra step in the surface treatment.   Insight As useful as steel is, its main weakness may be its vulnerability… Continue reading New Alloy Coating Builds an Inner Shield to Stop Steel Rusting

How to Make Your Home Look More Inviting

Brief  If you’ve been thinking of changing up the exterior color of your home, consider picking a hue or combination of shades that will make people want to visit your home and make you smile each time you walk up to the front porch. Fortunately, inviting colors come in all different shades.     Insight… Continue reading How to Make Your Home Look More Inviting

A New Plan to Fix Millennium Tower’s Sinking and Tilting

Brief  Engineers are proposing a new fix for the sinking, tilting Millennium Tower that they hope will avoid exacerbating the building’s settlement like during prior efforts.   Insight The plan calls for installing 18 piles to relieve weight from the foundation, far fewer than an earlier plan that called for 52, which was paused after… Continue reading A New Plan to Fix Millennium Tower’s Sinking and Tilting