Points of View

health care
January 8, 2021

What Makes Health Care Facility Projects Significant?

Even in areas where there are no earthquakes, there is still a need to make sure that health care buildings perform in a way that most others don't, including mitigating vibrations and anticipating heavy loads that move from place to place....

passive house
August 5, 2020

What Is Passive House?

Passive House design can help create building enclosures that perform effectively and efficiently, explains SGH’s Cheryl Saldanha and Sean O’Brien.
July 28, 2020

Why Does SGH Innovate?

Innovative “spark” projects can take us from small experimentation to large-scale application, explains SGH Principal Paul Kassabian.
monitoring adjacent construction
May 20, 2020

How to Approach Adjacent Construction Issues

Construction in urban environments can create serious effects on surrounding buildings and infrastructure. SGH Principal Nathaniel Smith discusses mitigating risks before construction and responding to issues that may arise.
March 4, 2020

Why Are Museum Projects Challenging?

A museum is generally conditioned for the purpose of preservation of artwork – most importantly to provide stable heat and humidity in the museum space, explains SGH Senior Principal Sean O’Brien.
October 30, 2019

What Is Resiliency?

Hear how resilience goes beyond redundancy and robustness to involve the ability of a system to adapt and recover.