INFO-STRUCTURE
Celebrating our 45th Year : 1973 -2018
Spring 2018

It's Springtime!!! Some of our projects wrapped up over the winter and others are still under construction or in-design. Here are some of our favorites:


RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECTS:

Le Chateau Addition
South Salem, NY
This popular venue was originally commissioned by J. P. Morgan in 1907 as a gift for his pastor. Today, it is in use as a destination for weddings and other special events.

Photo Courtesy of VO Photographers



Fairview Country Club
Greenwich, CT
The Fairview Country Club clubhouse bar area has been expanded.

Photo by Molly Richardson



Noroton Yacht Club
Darien, CT
This new clubhouse is a two-story structure with exterior decks to enjoy the water view.


UNDER CONSTRUCTION:

Warren Harding High School
Bridgeport, CT
The new four-story, 224,000 square foot high school is scheduled to open in the Fall 2018.




Harvest Time Church
Greenwich, CT
The Harvest Time Church has added a 40,000 square foot addition and renovations have been made to 21,000 square feet of the church building.

Photo by Molly Richardson



Two Roads Brewery
Stratford, CT
The steel is up at this new two-story brewery building which will also include a Tasting Room. Be sure to visit when it opens in late 2018.


ON THE BOARDS:
Wilton YMCA Addition
Wilton, CT
Beginning in the Summer 2018 demolition and reconstruction of the Wilton YMCA will commence. There will be a two-story addition, connecting the gym, pools and fitness areas.

Rendering by KGD Architects
24 East Elm
Greenwich, CT
The current three-story building will be renovated and a new two-story multi-family residential addition over on-grade parking will be constructed.

Rendering by Granoff Architects.

TECH CORNER:

New CT State Building Code in 2018

The current 2016 CT State Building Code is scheduled to be changed to the 2018 CT State Building Code (CSBC). The new Code will be comprised of the 2015 International Code Council (ICC) model codes and the 2018 CT Amendments. 
A draft version of the 2018 CSBC can be downloaded from:


The structural provisions of the new 2018 Code will not affect the design requirements for buildings but there are new provisions for the Special Inspection requirements for aspects of light-framed buildings constructed with wood or cold-formed steel. 
The new 2018 Code is expected to be adopted in mid-summer or early fall. It is unknown at this time whether or not there will be a grace period for projects that are currently in the design phase and not yet permitted.

What Happened to Wind Pressures?

Ultimate wind speeds change the numbers - not the actual loads

For those of you watching closely, you may have noticed that the design wind speed for buildings has increased by a factor of approximately one-third. Don't worry, this doesn't mean that the depth of window mullions will need to be increased for curtainwalls and storefronts. The change is strictly nomenclature – wind is simply catching up with seismic and other loads which are factored into ultimate loads when used in the LRFD (ultimate strength) design method. Until the construction industry becomes accustomed to the new system, TDEG will continue to show the Nominal Wind Speed, Vasd, along with the corresponding Ultimate Wind Speed, Vult, on our drawings.
What's Happening at TDEG:

American Heart Association Walk
On Sunday, April 22, employees from TDEG joined hundreds of other walkers at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport to raise awareness of heart disease with the American Heart Association. This is a yearly community service event for the firm and this year TDEG raised over $1,000.

TDEG Softball Team
The TDEG Longknockers started their much anticipated season in April 2018. This is their third year playing together in Brookfield.

Scholarship Recipient
Each year a scholarship goes to a student at Ridgefield High School who is pursuing a degree in engineering. This scholarship is in honor of Richard Di Salvo, the founder of The Di Salvo Engineering Group, and was made possible by his family after he passed away in 1998. This year's recipien t will be awarded on May 24.

TDEG 45th Anniversary Celebration
We recently held a dinner party with family and friends at Tarrywile Mansion in Danbury to celebrate our 45th year in business. A good time was had by all!

Pictured is Mary Alice Di Salvo cutting the cake with principals Ken Jones, Bruce Richardson and Trevor Hill.


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