October 26, 2014

David Artigas Presents at The Association of Preservation Technology’s Annual Conference

The Association of Preservation Technology’s Annual Conference was held at the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City on 26-29 October 2014. David J. Artigas attended the conference and presented research titled “An Unfair Reputation: The Energy Performance of Midcentury Glass-and-Steel Curtain Wall Buildings.”
October 14, 2014

Measurement and prediction of train-induced vibrations in a full-scale building

By: Sanayei, Masoud, Kayiparambil P., Anish, Moore, James A., Cory Brett

Abstract: Buildings located close to transportation corridors experience structure-borne sound and vibration due to passing traffic which can be disruptive to operation of sensitive equipment in manufacturing, and medical facilities. Structure-...

October 13, 2014

Design Of FRP Shroud Structure For Mixer/Ejector Wind Turbine

A Mixer/Ejector accelerates the air flow through the rotating blades area of the wind turbine and results in a significant increase in the wind energy that can be captured. This paper presents the design and construction of a fiber-reinforced...

October 7, 2014

Lesson Learned from the Installation of a Flexible Seismic Product Pipeline Mitigation System

This presentation discusses an innovative mitigation approach of providing pipeline flexibility between fixed onshore installations and marine structures subjected to large differential seismic displacements as part of a seismic retrofit project...

September 29, 2014

Demonstration of tailored impact to achieve blast-like loading

By: Aviram, Ady, Freidenberg, A., Stewart, L.K., Whisler, D., Kim, H., Hegemier, G.A.

Abstract: Investigation of blast loading using mechanical devices is a viable alternative to field testing with live explosives. Using impact to simulate blast-like loads has been shown to generate repeatable loading similar to field testing with...

September 29, 2014

The Great Boston Molasses Tank Failure of 1919

Abstract: A structural and metallurgical perspective of design practices at the time and fracture evidence based on current understanding.

September 29, 2014

FRCM Systems : The Second Generation of Externally-Bonded Composite Systems for Strengthening of Concrete and Masonry Structures

By: Gustavo Tumialan, Antonio DeLuca

Abstract: After overcoming the initial growing pains (insufficient experience, track record, and knowledge overshadowed by overzealous euphoria with “magic” material capabilities), externally-bonded fiber reinforced polymer (FRP)...

September 29, 2014

Metal Wall Panels on the Roof (How to Achieve Durability and Reliability Using Sheet Metal)

By: Scott Tomlinson, Matthew Copeland

Abstract: Some modern architectural designs use new materials and metal panel assemblies for roofing applications, many of which are not intended to be used as roofing and , therefore, may not be well-suited for it. One such trend is the use...

September 29, 2014

Intelligent design: On the origin of the architectural species

Abstract: The oft-invoked analogy of the modern building to the human body (structural frame to skeleton, building enclosure to skin, mechanical systems to respiratory systems) is as apt as it is clichéd. Yet it falls short in that the body...

September 25, 2014

SGH Staff Present at Reunion Del Concreto 2014 (RC 2014) in Cartagena, Colombia

From 24 – 26 September 2014, Paul Kelley, Pedro Sifre, and Gustavo Tumialan attended Reunión Del Concreto 2014. Reunión Del Concreto is a construction trade show for the concrete industry in South America, organized by the Colombian...