February 19, 2015

Ice Dams on Roofs – Looking at the Options

The record snowfall in Massachusetts this year, and the lack of melting sprees between storms, created a deep and dense snowpack on many roofs this winter. In addition to weight concerns, this snowpack provided ideal conditions for...

February 2, 2015

Sam Yao and Kevin O'Connell join SGH

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) is pleased to announce the addition of principals Sam Yao and Kevin O'Connell to our structural engineering practice in California. Sam and Kevin each bring extensive experience that aligns with SGH...

January 20, 2015

See highlights of our new website!

Watch the short video below to see highlights, then visit


January 14, 2015

Ron Mayville Interviewed for Boston Globe Cover Story

15 January marks the yearly anniversary of The Great Molasses Flood of 1919.  The Boston Globe interviewed SGH’s Ron Mayville for a story they were writing to mark the anniversary.  The...

January 9, 2015

SGH Projects Nominated for Harleston Parker Medal; Featured on the Boston Chronicle

On Tuesday, 6 January, Chronicle on WCVB Channel 5 aired a program called “Building Beauty” showcasing the five buildings nominated for the 2014 Harleston Parker Medal. The medal is awarded to the most beautiful new building in Boston...

December 24, 2014

SGH Assists in Removal of Massachusetts State House Time Capsule

In March 2014, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM), as part of an ongoing water-infiltration study, contracted Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) to review interior staining and...

December 19, 2014

East Station Plaza Danseurs Wins 2014 NCSEA Excellence in Structural Engineering Award

The December issue of Structure Magazine featured the East Station Plaza Danseurs, an SGH project which won the 2014 NCSEA Excellence in Structural Engineering for Outstanding Project, Other Structures....

December 9, 2014

Tom Schwartz, Chairman of ASTM International Board of Directors, The Pinnacle of Professional Contribution

By Glenn Bell, CEO

Below, is an article Tom Schwartz prepared for ASTM Standardization News, which describes one of the significant accomplishments of his term as Chairman of ASTM International Board of Directors.


November 25, 2014

SGH Project First Historic Library to Achieve LEED Platinum Status

The Athol Public Library recently made history when it became the first historic public library in the country to receive LEED platinum status.  As the...

November 18, 2014

Engineers Alliance for the Arts Selects SGH Staff as 2014 Volunteer of the Year

The Engineers Alliance for the Arts (EAA) honored SGH’s Clifton Neff with the 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award.