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Creating safe and comfortable homes. Creating safe and comfortable homes.

Creating safe and comfortable homes.

While residential buildings range from single-family homes to high-rise, mixed-use towers, they must all meet the needs of those who live inside them. New buildings, adaptive reuse projects, and renovations must balance functionality, constructability, building performance, occupant comfort, and aesthetics. We collaborate with building owners, homeowners, developers, property managers, and project teams to understand the project goals. From high-rise new construction requiring amenity spaces, such as roof decks, plazas, and pools, to the adaptive reuse of a historic structure into condominiums, to energy-efficient and sustainably constructed modular homes, SGH provides 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 or change-in-use projects
  • Diagnose deterioration and building performance issues and design repairs that minimize disruption to residents
  • 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 residential properties and existing ones in need of repairs or upgrades.


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WATERPROOFING AMENITY SPACES FOR PIERCE BOSTON

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This thirty-story tower in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood goes three stories below grade and includes incredible amenity options on the roof. As roofing and waterproofing consultant on this project, we helped overcome several challenges – including how to waterproof the rooftop pool and hot tub and tie into the curtain wall wind screens – to inform the overall design.

This thirty-story tower in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood goes three stories below grade and includes incredible amenity options on the roof. As roofing and waterproofing consultant on this project, we helped overcome several challenges – including how to waterproof the rooftop pool and hot tub and tie into the curtain wall wind screens – to inform the overall design.