Lab Live: Metal – Applied Science in Action to Improve Design and Mitigate Failure
ABOUT THE LAB LIVE SERIES
To understand material performance in the field or determine the causes of underlying building conditions, engineers and material scientists often look to applied science and research methods to improve design and construction processes and probe known issues or problems. By combining technical knowledge with expertise in testing and materials science, these teams can help solve their clients’ most challenging problems by understanding why they occurred in the first place. In Simpson Gumpertz & Heger’s (SGH) virtual “Lab Live” series, we will demonstrate these testing and discovery methods in real time in our Applied Science & Research Center to focus on common and challenging material problems. In these dynamic sessions, we hope to spark discussions that lead to creative ideas and improved collaboration.
IN THIS SESSION
In the next session of this series, our technical experts and laboratory specialists will focus on metal as an architectural, structural, and enclosure material and discuss how SGH’s Applied Science & Research Center uses materials testing and metallurgical analysis to evaluate metal-related questions for design and investigation. Through a series of discussions, we will explore metal’s varied applications in the construction industry and demonstrate several evaluation techniques, including mechanical testing of copper solder seams, metallographic testing of cast iron pipe corrosion, and fractographic analysis of steel fasteners.
After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Discuss how metal is used as a building material in current and historic applications.
- Review metallurgical principles to understand how fracture, fatigue, corrosion, and other issues can affect performance.
- Understand various testing methods to see how laboratory specialists can identify underlying characteristics of metal specimens.
- Recognize case study examples of how metal can be rehabilitated in practice.
Participants will earn 1.0 AIA CES Learning Unit (LU/HSW) for attending the live webinar. Registration is free. Please note that space is limited – email email@example.com to join our waitlist if the session is closed when you register.