The seismic force-resisting system incorporated into the San Bernardino Center for Global Innovation at Cal State, by the design team at LPA Design Studios, features buckling-restrained braces manufactured by CoreBrace. “It has a steel core that is like a steel strand and then it is embedded inside of a pipe that’s filled with concrete. The steel is very strong in tension, but under compression, it has a tendency to buckle. The concrete-filled tube keeps the steel from buckling when it goes into compression,” explains John Wilson, who served as the Structural Engineer on the project.
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