Old Structures Engineering

Research Update

A new year, and some more old papers made accessible: Marie worked on a study of the uses of non-destructive testing with two co-authors (Robert Weber, William Windes) that resulted in a report from the Army Corps of Engineers, “Evaluation of Nondestructive Methods for Determining Structural Configurations of Existing Buildings”: here. I presented a paper …

Research Update Read More »

Materials Compatibility

The majority of furniture in our office is reused. The steel tanker desks and barrister bookcases of the 1950s are indestructible and have a lot of storage space; reuse is part of trying to be green. We’ve had to perform some rust removal and some painting, but overall it’s been a good experience. The biggest …

Materials Compatibility Read More »

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 …

More on the Research page Read More »

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 …

Still More Stuff Read More »

Scroll to Top