Continuing Education-Architect Panels

The Shore Thing: A practical Method on Shoring Practices and Case Studies for Historic Buildings

 *Wednesday, October 10th 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Neighborhood Preservation Center

232 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003

As a building ages, its structural integrity can weaken. From buildings to trenches to ships, shoring practices play an imperative role in the safety and security of many structures, both new and old. Join the Historic Districts Council as we discuss the design and engineering concepts behind this construction science, along with examples of buildings where shoring practices have been utilized.

John J. McErlean, Principal of Plan B. Engineering will discuss the actual process of shoring for historic buildings, examining how methods are different for historic structures.

Tim Lynch, Executive Director of the Forensic Engineering Unit, NYC Department of Buildings will address the subject of shoring and discuss the work of the Department of Buildings in regards to overseeing shoring and structural work. He will also detail the importance of proper shoring for historic buildings.

Eric Hammarberg, Associate Principal of WJE Engineers & Architects, P.C. will address how to undertake and understand emergency shoring and stabilization for historic buildings, including examples of structures that have become compromised.

3 CE/HSW Credits!!

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