GMS Presents to SEAoNY about Global Trends in Earthquakes

As part of the second cycle of AIA CES accredited courses, GMS presented about global trends in earthquakes to the Structural Engineers Association of New York.

The lecture looks into the consideration for additional new floors to existing buildings. Adding, alterations and enlargement of buildings.

The potential for soil failure: examples of liquefaction, lateral spreading and punching in Earthquake events. Review of NYC Provisions and the approach to resilience. We also include experiences from Reconnaissance trips such as Greece, Taiwan and Ecuador.


GMS Presents at 2016 SEAOC Convention

Jessica Mandrick presented to the SEAOC Technical Committee on the recent Taiwan Meinong earthquake.

The focus of this session was to highlight the lessons learned during the GMS and USGS reconnaissance trip to Tainan, which took place in February 2016 in collaboration with EERI, ATC, and NCREE. The team visited the city of Tainan and vicinity to survey, study, and document damage and site-related observations from the recent 6.4 Meinong Earthquake. The focus of the paper/presentation includes observed design and construction issues as well as the societal response to the earthquake.


GEER and ATC Publish Ecuador Earthquake Reconnaisance Report

On the evening of April 16th, 2016, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck northern Ecuador, offshore of its west coast. The event drew the attention of the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) Association, due to the several hundred casualties, tens of thousands homeless, and destruction along the west coast, with evidence of severe ground motions and geotechnical failures.


Tour GMS Projects during “Archtober” 2016

Samsung 837 and Zaha Hadid’s 520 West 28th Street will be featured in this year’s Archtober. Archtober (ärk’tōbər) is New York City’s Architecture and Design Month, the fifth annual month-long festival of architecture activities, programs and exhibitions taking place during the month of October.


GMS Provides AIA Continuing Education

GMS is very excited to announce that we are now a continuing education provider in The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System.

Our first course, Understanding Resilience through a Musical Analogy can be presented in person by Ramon Gilsanz, author of the STRUCTURE magazine article upon which this presentation is based. The course is accredited for 1 Learning Unit of Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW)-related training (1LU/HSW).


35XV is Finalist in ULI Global Awards for Excellence

GMS provided consulting services for the facades and roofing of this new mixed-use and mixed design building at the eastern edge of Chelsea in New York City. A granite-clad base houses 35,000 sf over six floors of classrooms and a half-court gym for the high school.


GMS Engineers Receive PE & SE Credentials

GMS is proud to announce that Associate Jessica Mandrick (photo center) is now a registered Structural Engineer in California! Jessica is an active member of the ASCE Structural Engineering Institute’s Young Professionals Committee and serves on the editorial board of STRUCTURE magazine.

We would also like to congratulate several of our engineers for successfully attaining their Professional Engineer (PE) licenses: (photo from left) Ana Gallego, PE, Scott Sternad, PE, Jeff Knecht, PE, Alissa Oelsner, PE.