The Applied Technology Council (ATC) was created by practicing professionals with the intent of serving the evolving needs of engineering practice. Since its inception in 1971, ATC has engaged the services of highly qualified expert consultants in design practice, building regulation, academia and other specialty areas, to “review research, decide what is useful, and convert it to a format readily useable by the practicing engineer.” ATC’s mission is to develop and promote state-of-the-art, user-friendly engineering resources and applications used in mitigating the effects of natural and other hazards on the built environment. ATC also identifies and encourages needed research and develops consensus opinions on structural engineering issues in a nonproprietary format. ATC thereby fulfills a unique role in funded information transfer.

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