12 Projects

Northeastern University, Kostas Research Institute, Cold Spray Laboratory

Northeastern University, Kostas Research Institute, Cold Spray Laboratory

Burlington
,
MA
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Northeastern University wanted to construct a cold spray laboratory for metal and plastics coating and repair at Kostas Research Institute. They needed to know if the existing structure could...

House of the Future

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...

Skewed Culvert

Skewed Culvert

Boston
,
MA
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With limited guidance in existing design standards, the culvert manufacturer was struggling to efficiently design headwalls for their metal culverts skewed relative to the road. SGH implemented a...

Applied Technology Council, ATC-58 Project

Applied Technology Council, ATC-58 Project

San Francisco
,
CA
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In the mid-1990s, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) supported a joint effort of the Applied Technology Council (ATC), American Society of Civil Engineers, and Building Seismic Safety...

St. Paul's School Concord

St. Paul's School

Concord
,
NH
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During winter seasons, St. Paul’s School struggled to maintain daily temperatures with overnight mechanical setbacks in their 1936 schoolhouse. Window air leakage leading to occupant thermal...

U.S. Border Crossing Stations San Ysidro

U.S. Border Crossing Stations

San Ysidro
,
CA
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With more than 100,000 people crossing daily, San Ysidro is one of the busiest Land Port of Entries.  This project reconfigures the port to reduce northbound wait times and improve U.S. Customs...

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...

Crash Performance for Lightweight, High Speed Trains

Crash Performance for Lightweight, High Speed Trains

Washington
,
DC

The high speed train industry relies on relatively lightweight equipment to conserve energy and to minimize the effects on infrastructure and rolling stock design.  Recent crashworthiness...

Vanadium Technology Program, Long-Span Trusses

Vanadium Technology Program, Long-Span Trusses

San Francisco
,
CA
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Over ten years, SGH researched innovative uses of High Strength Low Alloy Vanadium (HSLA-V) steels in a variety of structural applications under the Vanadium Technology Program, an initiative...

Development of Locomotive Crashworthy Components

Development of Locomotive Crashworthy Components

MA

Train collisions involving locomotives can result in serious damage and occupant injury due to the larger size and stiffness of the locomotive. In an effort to improve safety for rail passengers...

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