At Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH), we encourage curiosity and empower creativity. Our SGH Innovation program funds employee-led research projects that expand our thinking and improve our work. It also helps us move our industry forward with new processes and materials to advance our built environment’s safety, efficiency, durability, and reliability. Employees pitch proposals to a panel of judges in front of their peers, and the best ideas receive a research grant from the firm. The project updates and descriptions shown here are a sampling of our ongoing work.