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

By: Payal Vora, Jeffrey Bowlsby

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...

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...