Category: News

Sustainability Guidelines for the Structural Engineer

Jim DeStefano has written the Wood Construction chapter for this ASCE sponsored publication. The Sustainability Guidelines for the Structural Engineer (2010) is divided into several discussions regarding sustainable strategies for design, construction, infrastructure, and building materials.

Pick up your copy at ASCE.org.

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Timber Frames: Designing Your Custom Home

Our friend and client, Jeremy Bonin–an architect specializing in the design of timber framed buildings, has authored a new book on timber framed homes.

Pick up your copy at Amazon.com.

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ACEC 2008 Engineering Excellence Award

DeStefano and Chamberlain along with Dan Conlon Architects received the ACEC 2008 Engineering Excellence Award for the St. Patrick Church. Kevin Chamberlain (center) along with Dan Conlon (far right).

www.dconlonarchitects.com

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Cherokee School: the Largest SIPS Project

DeStefano & Chamberlain, in collaboration with Panelwrights, has engineered the Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) system for the Cherokee School Project in North Carolina. With a total of 376,000 S.F. of SIPs, this is the largest SIP project ever built.

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Westport Weston Family Y

Jim DeStefano is on the building committee for the proposed new Westport Weston Family Y which will be located on the site of Camp Mahackeno. The project is being designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects.

www.westporty.org

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Timber Frame Engineering Council

Jim DeStefano is a founder and past chairman of the newly formed Timber Frame Engineering Council (TFEC). The TFEC is a group within the Timber Framers Guild of structural engineers and others with an interest in timber frame engineering. The TFEC is dedicated to advancing the technology of timber frame engineering. The goals and objectives of the group include: Providing an open forum for the discussion of engineering topics. Promote appropriate research to advance timber frame and SIP technology. Produce technical publications and articles on various topics. Advocate amendments to building codes and technical standards. Conduct engineering sessions in conjunction with TFG Conferences.

www.timberframeengineeringcouncil.org

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SEI: Structural Engineering Institute

Jim DeStefano has been appointed to the ASCE/SEI 24 Flood Resistant Design and Construction standard committee. Jim also serves on the SEI Sustainability committee.

www.seinstitute.org

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