Old Structures Engineering

More on the Research page

We’ve added links to my books and to three papers: “Engineering as a Prerequisite for Growth: New York and its Infrastructure”  where Marie and I tried to put the various superlatives of NYC construction in historical context; “Early Predictions of Steel-Frame Deterioration: Permanency in High-Rise Construction” where I discuss the debate among people involved with …

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Still More Stuff

Two new papers have been added to Research, one by me on the origins of structural engineering forensics in the U.S., and one by Gabriel Pardo and Berta de Miguel with a tiny bit of help from me on the intersection of construction history and conservation engineering in New York. The second paper is in …

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More Stuff

As of yesterday, we’ve added a Research page to our website. It is not meant to cover every topic we’ve ever researched and, of now, it has only some of the papers we’ve published. But more information will be added, gradually. We don’t want to make it sound like we are the only engineers performing …

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Belvedere Castle

I’ve written a bunch of blog posts about this project and it has now reached its logical end-point: our work is done and the Central Park Conservancy has announced the re-opening of the building in ten days. The summary: a folly original to the park, later turned into a weather station, then abandoned, then turned …

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