The 2012 LATBSDC conference covers a variety of topics related to recent advances
in structural design of tall and special buildings. The potential impacts of tsunami
hazards and nuclear power plant failures as observed in the great 2011 Japan earthquake,
the new ACI code changes in light of the 2010 Chile earthquake, innovative retrofit
techniques for out of plumb structures, green tall buildings, rational approaches
to basement wall design for tall buildings and a lively panel discussion on the direction
and future of code developments are just some of the highlights of this conference.