November 17, 2014

Eight Strategies for Successful Building Enclosure Commissioning

SGH’s Emily Hopps and Peter Babaian published a course for Building Design + Construction (BD+C) University titled “Eight Strategies for Successful Building Enclosure Commissioning.”  The article, which was...

November 13, 2014

Kevin LaMalva Appointed to Chair of ASCE/SEI Technical Committee on Fire Protection

Kevin LaMalva has been appointed to a three-year term as Chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers/Structural Engineering Institute Technical Committee on Fire Protection, beginning 1 October 2014.
November 13, 2014

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

By: Joseph Rogers, Keith Nelson, David Slick

SGH’s Joseph D. Rogers, Keith B. Nelson, and David S. Slick published an article in the fall 2014 issue of Architectural Roofing & Waterproofing Magazine.  The article is titled “Providing Durable and Reliable...

November 12, 2014

Ten Things You Need to Know About Flooring Failures

Moisture-related floor finish failures on concrete slabs have become more prevalent due to changes in concrete mix design, fast-...

November 12, 2014

Corrosion Mitigation Strategies for Parking Structures

Parking structures in cold climates are exposed to more severe conditions than most other buildings. Vehicles bring in...

November 12, 2014

Alkali Silicate-Based Admixtures for Concrete Floor Slabs

Where does the need for concrete moisture mitigation originate? Over the past several decades, the number of moisture-related...

November 10, 2014

Kevin LaMalva Presents at International Conference in Australia

The 10th International Conference on Performance-Based Codes and Fire Safety Design Methods was held at the Sheraton Mirage in Gold Coast, Queensland Australia on 10-12 November 2014.  SGH’s Kevin LaMalva  attended the...

October 30, 2014

Experimental evaluation of cyclically loaded, large-scale, planar and 3-d buckling-restrained braced frames

By: Keith Palmer, Christopulos, Adam S., Lehman, Dawn E., Roeder, Charles W.

Abstract: Buckling-restrained braced frames (BRBFs) are becoming a more common seismic-resisting system in the U.S. BRBs have more equal and stable cyclic axial response than traditional, steel sections which buckle and this makes them attractive...

October 30, 2014

Architecture, Construction, and Engineering Mentor Program for the Next Generation

By: Michael Tecci, Anastasia Huggins, Obediah Rankin, Cecily King

The 29 August issue of the New England Real Estate Journal includes an article co-authored by SGH’s Mike Tecci  and former SGH staff, Cecily King.  The article titled “Architecture, Construction, and Engineering Mentor...

October 30, 2014

The High Costs of Minimum Quality Cement Plaster (Stucco) Assemblies: A Performance Case Study for California

SGH's Payal R. Vora and Jeffrey A. Bowlsby published a paper in the ASTM E06 Selected Technical Papers 1549.  The paper, titled “The High Costs of Minimum Quality Cement Plaster (Stucco) Assemblies:  A Performance Case Study...