Blast-Resistant Structures and
Prevention of Progressive Collapse of Buildings

Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl, Ph.D., P.E. (Principal Investigator)
Sponsors: General Services Administration ( /Skilling Ward Magnusson Barkshire (
American Institute of Steel Construction ( , and
National Science Foundation (

Use of Cable Catenary Action to Prevent Progressive Collapse of New Steel Structures

Sponsor: GSA/SWMB


Progressive Collapse Resistance of Steel Building Structures,

Sponsor: AISC


Retrofit of Existing Steel Structures to Prevent Their Progressive Collaps


Sponsor: NSF