March 11, 2015

Full-scale Investigation of Wind-induced Vibrations of a Mast-arm Traffic Signal Structure

By: Michelle Riedman, Hung Nguyen Sinh, Christopher Letchford, Michael O'Rourke

Michelle A. Riedman coauthored an article titled “Full-scale Investigation of Wind-induced Vibrations of a Mast-arm Traffic Signal Structure,” which was published in the March 2015 issue of Wind and Structures, An International...

March 3, 2015

Providing Durable and Reliable Soldered Joints in Sheet Metal: Sweating the Small Stuff, Part Two

By: Joseph Rogers, Keith Nelson, David Slick

Joseph D. Rogers, Keith B. Nelson, and David S. Slick published the second part of a two-part article in the winter 2015 issue of Building Envelope Magazine (formerly called ARW).  The article is titled, “Providing Durable and...

February 26, 2015

Understanding Prefabricated Building Enclosure Systems

Derek B. McCowan, Corey C. Wowk, and Sean O’Brien published an article titled, “Understanding Prefabricated Building Enclosure Systems,” in the February 2015 issue of the Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences (...

February 19, 2015

Repair of Draped Mesh Slabs

Kirk M. Stauffer and Kevin C. Poulin published an article titled, “Repair of Draped Mesh Slabs,” in the January/February 2015 issue of Concrete Repair Bulletin.  In the article, Kirk and Kevin discuss the history, prevalence,...

February 18, 2015

The Prefabrication Conundrum: The Extents of Unitization in the Building Envelope Industry & Supple Skins: Emerging Practices in Facade Adaptation and Resilience

By: Jon Hill, James Parker

On 6 February 2015, Jonathan D. Hill and James C. Parker presented at the Facades+ Conference.  Jon was a presenter for the dialog workshop titled, “The Prefabrication Conundrum:  The Extents of Unitization in the Building...

February 17, 2015

Build Strong Guards: Part 2

SGH's Scott A. Tomlinson, Erik W. Farrington, and Makoto S. Weinstein recently published an article in Civil + Structural Engineer Magazine.  The article titled, “Build Strong Guards:  Part 2,” is a follow up to...

February 12, 2015

Wood for Thought: The Role of Wood in Preservation Projects

The Association for Preservation Technology Northeast Chapter (APTNE) held their 2015 Annual Symposium in New York on 6 February 2015.  At this symposium, Nathaniel B. Smith and Milan Vatovec gave a presentation titled, “Wood for...

February 11, 2015

Quality Control Issues with Fire-Related Laminated Glazing

Construction Specifier Magazine recently published an article titled, “Quality Control Issues with Fire-Related Laminated Glazing,” written by David E. Sacks  and Bradford S. Carpenter.  The article discusses fire-resistant...

February 6, 2015

Unitized Curtain Walls and Their Limitations

Michael J. Louis published an article titled, “Unitized Curtain Walls and Their Limitations,” in the January/February issue of Glass Magazine.  In the article, Mike discusses a few common limitations and problems that are...

February 5, 2015

Charlotte Bouvier Nominated 2015 Cochair of BSA Women in Design Committee​

Charlotte Bouvier is the cochair of Women in Design (WID) committee for 2015.  WID is a subcommittee of the Boston Society of Architect (BSA), and its mission is to celebrate and encourage the success and leadership of women in the...