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Solving engineering challenges for the businesses people rely on.
Photo by Robert Benson
Solving engineering challenges for the businesses people rely on.
Photo by Neil Kremer

Solving engineering challenges for the businesses people rely on.

Commercial real estate has a critical role in keeping our communities productive and vibrant. These spaces are the offices where people work; the laboratories where scientists conduct research; the hotels, malls, and restaurants where families and friends gather; and the mixed-use buildings where some live, work, and play. SGH collaborates with owners, property managers, project teams, and tenants to understand the project goals and provide engineering consulting services to:

  • Design new structures and building enclosures to achieve the architectural vision, desired layouts, and performance goals
  • Consult on code compliance, such as energy use, fire life safety, accessibility, facade safety, and resilience
  • Evaluate existing building systems as part of prepurchase or condition surveys to help owners and managers plan and budget for future work
  • Design structural and building enclosure modifications for renovations, tenant fitouts, or adaptive reuse projects
  • Diagnose deterioration and building performance issues and design repairs that minimize disruption to occupants
  • Investigate existing building materials, components, and systems, and test new ones in our Applied Science & Research Center

Our multidisciplinary teams develop engineering solutions for new construction and existing building projects.


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What Is Resiliency?

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In many people’s minds, resilience is related exclusively to redundancy or robustness – the ability of a system to take a punch without collapsing. However, resilience goes beyond redundancy and robustness. It also involves the ability of a system to adapt to changing conditions and recover within an acceptable period of time to avoid excessive business interruption.

In many people’s minds, resilience is related exclusively to redundancy or robustness – the ability of a system to take a punch without collapsing. However, resilience goes beyond redundancy and robustness. It also involves the ability of a system to adapt to changing conditions and recover within an acceptable period of time to avoid excessive business interruption.