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Forensic Technologies for Building Restoration, September 26, 2013
Barry Drogin, Director of Non-Destructive Testing & Evaluation, and Patricia Miller, Director of Conservation, gave a joint AIA presentation on NDT&E and materials diagnostic testing and analysis to members of the New York Society of Architects. The presentation was hosted by SUPERSTRUCTURES at their New York seminar room.

 

IAS Accredits SUPERSTRUCTURES as Special Inspection Agency, May 1, 2013
The International Accreditation Service certified SUPERSTRUCTURES to provide New York City Building Code special inspections. The Department of Buildings requires agencies to be accredited for special inspections on projects that involve construction, alteration, or enlargement of major buildings.

A copy of SUPERSTRUCTURES' certificate can be found on the IAS website at https://www.iasonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/SIA-253-NY.pdf

 

SUPERSTRUCTURES at AIA NYC Procrastinators' Days, December 6, 2012
Barry Drogin, Director of Non-Destructive Testing & Evaluation, gave his presentation, Non-Destructive Testing & Evaluation for Buildings and Facilities at the 2012 "Procrastinators' Days" at the AIA New York Chapter's Center for Architecture.

 

SUPERSTRUCTURES at Columbia University, October 23, 2012
Barry Drogin, Director of Non-Destructive Testing & Evaluation, presented a guest lecture and demonstration to Columbia University GSAPP students on NDT&E technologies as part of their Concrete, Cast Stone & Mortar course.

This is the sixth year that Barry has guest lectured at Columbia, and the third year the lecture took place at a historic parking garage, one of the oldest in the city to include a car elevator. Previous year demos have taken place at Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange County Government Center in Goshen, and at SUPERSTRUCTURES' in-house lab facilities.

 

Surveying the Building Envelope for Energy Loss using NDT, February 15, 2012
Presented by Barry Drogin, Director, Non-Destructive Testing & Evaluation

Existing buildings present their own sustainability challenges. One such challenge is mitigating energy loss from the building's exterior envelope. This program described the thermal properties of roof, wall, and window assemblies, common barriers to energy loss, and the various types of non-destructive tools and techniques available to locate barrier failure. Proper evaluation of test results provides the design professional with the information required to specify effective solutions that restore the integrity of the building envelope and reduce heating and cooling costs.

The seminar was hosted and co-sponsored by SUPERSTRUCTURES in conjunction with the Brick Industry Association (BIA) and Steven Winter Associates (SWA).

 

SUPERSTRUCTURES at SEAoNY Seminar, February 7, 2012
Barry Drogin, SUPERSTRUCTURES’ Director of Non-Destructive Testing & Evaluation, was one of the five featured speakers at the Structural Engineers Association of New York’s annual day-long seminar. The theme of this year’s program was Sustaining New York: Renovation and Rehabilitation of Existing Structures; Barry’s presentation covered “Non-Destructive Testing & Evaluation for the Structural Engineer.”

 

Building Envelope Academy – 2010 
SUPERSTRUCTURES is pleased to be hosting and co-sponsoring a new continuing education series in conjunction the Brick Industry Association and Hohmann & Barnard. With a shared commitment to continuing education we have developed a year-long curriculum focused on masonry wall systems – their design characteristics, construction detailing, investigation, and restoration. Each session qualifies for one AIA CEU. Our curriculum is as follows:

DATE
02 / 24
03 / 31
04 / 28
05 / 26
09 / 29
10 / 27
11 / 17 
12 / 15
TOPIC
Brick Walls: 101 
The Great Divide: What Happens Between the Brick and the Back-up 
Non-Destructive Testing: Can You Really See Through Walls? 
Maximizing Energy Efficiency in Masonry Walls
Mortar: Materials, Specifying, and Quality Assurance
Masonry Restoration & Materials Conservation
Rehabilitation: Common Problems and Solutions 
Brick Masonry Rain Screen Walls


SUPERSTRUCTURES Director Appointed to RILEM Technical Committee
Barry Drogin, Director of Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation, was appointed in 2008 to a prestigious RILEM Technical Committee. He is now a senior member of TC 216-SAM - Strategies for the Assessment of Historic Masonry Structures. Technical Committee 216-SAM RILEM is a French acronym for the organization, International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures.  More information can be found on the RILEM website, http://www.rilem.org/gene/main.php?base=8750&gp_id=226

Mr. Drogin is also a member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Technical Committee 228, Nondestructive Testing of Concrete. 


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