Mark Howell, Stephen Bentz, P.E., R.R.C. - FEA
By definition, “envelope” is an encapsulating covering such as an outer shell or membrane. In simple building terms, it consists of the roof, above-grade wall system and the below-grade wall system.
Tarek Alkhrdaji, Ph.D., P.E., Jay Thomas
Many of today’s facilities have been in service for several decades and during the course of their operation have experienced changes in use, deterioration, structural defects, seismic effects or revisions to building codes. Any of these factors can prompt the need for restoration or additional
Jay Thomas, Keith Eberhardt, and Tarek Alkhrdaji, Ph.D., P.E.
The adage “time is money” is certainly relevant to many industries as it relates to building renovations and the cost of downtime, interruptions to services or inconveniences to customers. To the casino industry, the phrase is even more literal. Any interruptions to revenue generating operations
Tarek Alkhrdaji, Ph.D., P.E. and Jay Thomas
The primary reasons for the strengthening of concrete structures are typically to increase existing elements
Thomas Kline
Walking through process areas in a petrochemical facility, whether new or old, one is immediately struck by the sheer amount of infrastructure required to support process equipment, vessels and pipelines. Structural systems have been developed over the years to support petrochemical processes and
Thomas R. Kline
All things deteriorate over time. Even structures constructed of reinforced concrete require maintenance in order to continue to function as a critical foundation support asset. Cooling Tower structural elements are no different except that the concrete can provide a foundation, containment for
Brent Anderson, P.E. & Mark K. Howell
This situation probably sounds familiar … an owner or manager of a historic structure wishes to utilize the basement, however, water leakage through the basement slab or walls has created a wet, musty and unusable environment. In order to get the basement back into working order, a waterproofing
Brent Anderson, P.E.
Escalating land costs, parking requirements, urban heat island effects, the desire to be “green” and various requirements to store runoff water on site have led many design professionals to place buildings below grade and cover parts of them with vegetation. These energy and environmental
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Brent Anderson, P.E.
Featured in the Spring issue of Applicator, STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES and PULLMAN teamed together to to investigate the water intrusion challenges, perform a root cause analysis, and determine the best repair options for the historic David Whitney Building in Downtown Detroit. Read the article to
Concrete Repair Bulletin
Mark Howell and Dan Tyler
Keys to the Successful Use of Access Equipment for High-Rise Repair Projects , written by PULLMAN's Mark Howell and Dan Tyler, defines the keys to high-rise repair work, outlines the pros and cons to various forms of access, and gives a particular focus on protecting people and property. Available

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