January 22, 2015

Durable Design: Lessons from Historic Wood Structures

On 14 January, WoodWorks Wood Products Council presented a webinar titled “Durable Design:  Lessons from Historic Wood Structures,” featuring SGH's Matthew B. Bronski. The webinar had almost 1,000 attendees, which is one of...

December 22, 2014

Winterization 101: The Science of Frozen Pipes

Two-part series on BUILDERonline.com.  Part One, titled “Winterization 101:  The Science of Frozen Pipes,” provides a basic overview of why pipes freeze and break, and what can be done to prevent this from happening.  ...

December 18, 2014

Retaining Wall Design Approach

The article, titled “Retaining Wall Design Approach,” compares various parameters for internal stability of mechanically-stabilized earth (MSE) walls from two design guidelines (FHWA and NCMA) and highlights the similarities and...

December 16, 2014

Divine Design: Renovating and Preserving Historic Houses of Worship, Part I

Part one of a four-part series focuses on commonly encountered structural issues in the foundations of historic houses of worship and provides guidance on ways to address them.  Parts two and three will focus on wall and roof systems,...

November 19, 2014

Design and Construction of Foundation Systems

On Wednesday, 19 November 2014, SGH’s Stephen K. Harris  and Kenneth A. Klein  presented at the 2014 SEAONC (Structural Engineers Association of Northern California) Fall Seminar titled “Design and Construction of...

November 19, 2014

Antonio De Luca and Gustavo Tumialan Publish in Concrete Construction

By: Gustavo Tumialan, Antonio DeLuca

SGH’s Antonio De Luca and Gustavo Tumialan published an article in the November issue of Concrete Construction Magazine.  The article titled “Reinforcement on the Outside,” discusses externally bonded fiber-reinforced...

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-...