Fleischman Receives 2016 Pankow Award

Robert Fleischman descends from a half-scale parking garage built on the shake table at UC San Diego’s Englekirk Structural Engineering Center.

The American Society of Civil Engineers has given the 2016 Charles H. Pankow Award for Innovation to professor Robert B. Fleischman and his co-investigators for a 10-year project that provides new ways for concrete flooring to withstand seismic forces.

“We attacked a complicated problem and conducted computer simulation and experimentation to develop a design procedure – then proved it worked in large-scale structural testing, and changed the building codes,” Fleischman said. “I think that’s why ASCE chose our project for this award.”

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