Beland Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to Thierry Beland for successfully defending his PhD dissertation at Polytechnique Montreal in December!  Thierry’s research, “Improving the Seismic Robustness of Conventional Construction Concentrically Braced Steel Frames by Mobilizing the Gravity Load Framing System,” was conducted under the direction of Robert Tremblay (supervisor) and Larry Fahnestock (co-supervisor).  As part of his graduate studies, Thierry was a visiting researcher at the University of Illinois in 2015.  Thierry is currently working as a structural engineer for WSP.