Events

sgh chicago
September 25, 2019 7:30am / SGH Chicago

Managing Risks for Underground Transmission Line Installations

A Boston-area power utility needed to upgrade its aging substation and power transmission and distribution systems along an existing commuter rail right-of-way. The chosen alignment, while the least disruptive to the community, posed significant technical challenges and at one point was considered practically unbuildable. In this presentation, we will explore this case study and highlight how the project team worked together to manage risks arising from several key challenges.
sgh chicago
September 25, 2019 4:00pm / The Conference Center at One North Wacker

Managing Risks for Underground Transmission Line Installations

A Boston-area power utility needed to upgrade its aging substation and power transmission and distribution systems along an existing commuter rail right-of-way. The chosen alignment, while the least disruptive to the community, posed significant technical challenges and at one point was considered practically unbuildable. In this presentation, we will explore this case study and highlight how the project team worked together to manage risks arising from several key challenges.
sgh houston
September 26, 2019 6:00pm / Maggiano's Little Italy, Houston, TX

Custom Facade System Design

Speaker(s): Scott Bondi
Designing custom glazing systems – such as structural glass walls or unitized curtain walls – is a complex task that varies widely from project to project depending on architectural goals and constraints. In this presentation, we will explore the building enclosure design process for custom glazed curtain walls from start to finish.
sgh dc
October 10, 2019 4:00pm / SGH DC

Glass Breakage: Causes and Strategies for Minimizing Risk

Glass as a building material has a long history. However, it is a brittle material that can break suddenly and often without warning. While the building code recognizes these important material and performance characteristics, the variability and frequency of its use in facades can lead to conditions that, while currently code compliant, invite unnecessary risk. In this presentation, we will explore the basic properties of various glass types used in contemporary building applications and discuss strategies for minimizing risks due to glass breakage in the design of new buildings and for recognizing and managing risks in existing buildings.
sgh chicago
October 23, 2019 7:30am / SGH Chicago

Waterfront Design Solutions for Urban Resilience

Speaker(s): William Bruin
Coastal and waterfront developments require special considerations to ensure resilience over the project’s design life. A new ferry terminal expansion project in downtown San Francisco is a great example of a successful design for an urban waterfront location like Chicago. In this presentation, we will discuss key issues affecting resiliency for coastal and waterfront developments and explore lessons learned from the project.
sgh chicago
October 23, 2019 4:00pm / The Conference Center at One North Wacker

Waterfront Design Solutions for Urban Resilience

Speaker(s): William Bruin
Coastal and waterfront developments require special considerations to ensure resilience over the project’s design life. A new ferry terminal expansion project in downtown San Francisco is a great example of a successful design for an urban waterfront location like Chicago. In this presentation, we will discuss key issues affecting resiliency for coastal and waterfront developments and explore lessons learned from the project.
sgh chicago
December 11, 2019 7:30am / SGH Chicago

Targeting Passive House-Level Performance in New and Existing Buildings

Speaker(s): Cheryl Saldanha
Passive House continues to gain popularity as designers seek to improve performance, reduce carbon emissions, and optimize end-user comfort. This design approach can enhance overall performance, but requires coordinated design, construction, and verification testing. In this presentation, we will explore Passive House design principles from architectural and engineering perspectives, discuss recent research efforts, and explore local case studies.
sgh chicago
December 11, 2019 4:00pm / The Conference Center at One North Wacker

Targeting Passive House-Level Performance in New and Existing Buildings

Speaker(s): Cheryl Saldanha
Passive House continues to gain popularity as designers seek to improve performance, reduce carbon emissions, and optimize end-user comfort. This design approach can enhance overall performance, but requires coordinated design, construction, and verification testing. In this presentation, we will explore Passive House design principles from architectural and engineering perspectives, discuss recent research efforts, and explore local case studies.