Events

sgh chicago seminar
June 26, 2019 7:30am / SGH Chicago

Structuring Enclosures: Opportunities and Approaches to New Geometries

Speaker(s): Matthew Johnson
Historically, facades were integral with the building structure. Over time, however, both facade and structure became distinct and fought each other for space and cost. Today, with improved methods of analysis, fabrication, and material integration, facade and structure are reintegrating to create high-performing building structures and enclosures in increasingly more complex geometries. In this presentation, we will explore how to integrate facade and structure in contemporary architecture.
sgh chicago seminar
June 26, 2019 4:00pm / The Conference Center at One North Wacker

Structuring Enclosures: Opportunities and Approaches to New Geometries

Speaker(s): Matthew Johnson
Historically, facades were integral with the building structure. Over time, however, both facade and structure became distinct and fought each other for space and cost. Today, with improved methods of analysis, fabrication, and material integration, facade and structure are reintegrating to create high-performing building structures and enclosures in increasingly more complex geometries. In this presentation, we will explore how to integrate facade and structure in contemporary architecture.
sgh boston
July 24, 2019 5:30pm / Atlantic Wharf

Breaking the Cycle of Surface Scaling on Concrete Flatwork

New England has seen a growing epidemic of sidewalk scaling, a deterioration of surface concrete that presents an aesthetic concern, a tripping hazard, and at times, a perceived waste of time and money. With the causes of scaling well known, the continued and apparent increase in this type of failure is disappointing and somewhat mystifying. In this presentation, we will discuss the causes of concrete scaling and explore ideas for correcting this trend.