14 Projects

Bahá’í House of Worship of South America

Santiago
,
Chile
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Designed by Siamak Hariri of Hariri Pontarini Architects, the Chile Baha’i House of Worship sits on a hillside set against the Andes Mountains. At nearly 100 ft high, the temple features nine...

House of the Future

Anaheim
,
CA
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In 1954, the Monsanto Chemical Company provided funding to Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Plastics Research Laboratory to develop a futuristic house made of plastics. One goal was to...

1000 Stone Place

Melrose
,
MA
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Previously part of the Boston Rubber Shoe Company, the mill buildings at 1000 Stone Place date back to the late 1800s. Wood Partners wanted to redevelop the property as luxury apartments. The...

Washington Mills Lofts

Lawrence
,
MA

Formerly a textile mill, Washington Mills Lofts is now a trendy apartment building taking advantage of the mill’s tall ceiling heights and large windows. With exposed brick and timber framing, the...

Philipsburg Elementary School

Philipsburg Elementary School

Philipsburg
,
PA
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Completed in 2004, Philipsburg Elementary School is a two-story structure with epoxy terrazzo flooring installed on the concrete floor slabs in corridors and other common areas. Shortly after...

Fluvanna County High School, Stormwater Detention System

Fluvanna County High School, Stormwater Detention System

Fluvanna
,
VA
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The new Fluvanna County High School included four buried, stackable crate-type, stormwater detention systems under deep cover.  Shortly after installation in 2010, the contractor observed that the...

Navy Pier Chicago, IL

Navy Pier

Chicago
,
IL

As part of a design competition, the James Corner Field Operations (JCFO) Team was selected to redesign the 3,000 ft long Navy Pier.  The competition, spurred by the approaching 100th anniversary...

Galvanic Testing of Materials

Galvanic Testing of Materials

Waltham
,
MA
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Contact between dissimilar metals can lead to accelerated deterioration due to galvanic corrosion.  Standard sample Galvanic Series charts (e.g., ASTM G82) provide general guidelines for...

Pipe Failures in Residential Plumbing and Heating Systems

Pipe Failures in Residential Plumbing and Heating Systems

United States and Canada
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SGH investigated the cause of failures in pipes used in residential domestic hot water and hydronic heating systems in the United States and Canada.  Occurring after less than 10 yrs in service,...

National Missile Defense, Inflated Fabric Radome for Sea-Based X-Band Radar

United States
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The Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX) is a major component of the Ground-Based Mid-Course Missile Defense (GMD). The SBX is a mechanically steerable, phased-array radar antenna mounted on a self-...

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