Events

sgh san francisco
January 23, 2020 5:30pm / SGH San Francisco

Preparing for Upcoming San Francisco Facade Ordinance Requirements

Speaker(s): Carolyn Searls
Damaged and deteriorated building facades pose serious life-safety concerns when elements detach and fall to the ground. For this reason, San Francisco has adopted a facade ordinance requiring periodic inspections by licensed architects and engineers to identify unsafe conditions, with the first deadline approaching on 31 December 2021. In this presentation, we will discuss how to assess building facades and review the upcoming San Francisco facade ordinance requirements.
sgh new york
February 5, 2020 5:30pm / SGH New York

Policy into Practice: Exploring Tools for Complying with NYC’s New Energy Regulations for Existing Buildings

New York City has enacted several ambitious initiatives to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency for its existing buildings. At the forefront is the new Climate Mobilization Act, which aims to achieve carbon neutrality in the city by 2050. In this presentation, we will review existing and proposed legislation for New York City, explore potential effects on existing buildings, and review strategies for improving energy efficiency.
sgh dc
February 13, 2020 4:00pm / 1625 Eye St NW Conference Center

Multidisciplinary Approaches to Rehabilitating the War Memorial Veterans Building

To repair pervasive water leakage and address life safety concerns in the event of an earthquake, the award-winning rehabilitation of the historic San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building included seismic upgrades, waterproofing, mechanical improvements, and conservation of interior spaces and the building enclosure. In this presentation, we will explore this case study and discuss how the construction challenges and repair design relate to restoration projects in Washington, DC.
sgh nyc
March 4, 2020 5:30pm / SGH New York

Adjacent Construction: Mitigating Concerns for Nearby Structures in Dense Urban Areas

Speaker(s): Nathaniel Smith
Construction performed in dense urban environments can create serious effects on surrounding buildings and infrastructure. To minimize the risk of damage to adjacent structures, project teams must put protections and controls into place. In this presentation, we will explore typical and atypical risks associated with construction operations on adjacent buildings and review protections required under the New York City Building Code.
sgh chicago
March 25, 2020 7:30am / SGH Chicago

Balancing Roof Drainage Needs and Energy Efficiency

Speaker(s): Philip Moser, Eric Twomey
A well-drained roof can last for decades, but a poorly draining one can cause maintenance nightmares that can lead to structural instability. Designers increasingly rely on tapered insulation to achieve roof drainage, but sometimes misinterpret the energy code requirements for these systems. In this presentation, we will provide recommendations for effective roof drainage design and identify how to avoid common pitfalls with careful coordination.
sgh chicago
March 25, 2020 3:30pm / The Conference Center at One North Wacker

Balancing Roof Drainage Needs and Energy Efficiency

Speaker(s): Philip Moser, Eric Twomey
A well-drained roof can last for decades, but a poorly draining one can cause maintenance nightmares that can lead to structural instability. Designers increasingly rely on tapered insulation to achieve roof drainage, but sometimes misinterpret the energy code requirements for these systems. In this presentation, we will provide recommendations for effective roof drainage design and identify how to avoid common pitfalls with careful coordination.