Old Structures Engineering

Reliability And Failure

The image above shows what our website looked like from about 1PM on Wednesday until about 2PM yesterday. Our email was also intermittently failing during the same period. There are huge differences between the issue of reliability in computer services and structural engineering, but there’s enough similarities to make some discussion worthwhile. As a small …

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Staff News

Just in time for the year being half-over, we’ve got a lot of staff news, and all of it good. First, Melanie McCloy is joining OSE today as an engineer, after graduating from Princeton in May. She can be reached at MMcCloy@oldstructures.nyc and extension 406. Ellen Key is moving from engineer to project manager, Shaquana …

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Lucy Moses Award: T Building

We are proud to have been involved with another project that has won a Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award: the conversion of the T Building at the Queens Hospital Center from an obsolete and unneeded facility, built in 1940 as the Triboro Hospital for Tuberculosis, to affordable housing. As always, it’s important to note that …

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A Double-Take In The Subway

Over the last couple of years, the MTA has been replacing the old frames for paper ads in subway station – basically miniature billboards – with screens that can rotate between ads, maps, and service announcements. The future is now, or some such. In any case, I was in the Bowling Green station waiting for …

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