INFO-STRUCTURE
Spring 2019
What's Happening at TDEG:
TDEG Softball:
The TDEG softball team started their season on Wednesday, May 22. This is the team's fourth season together. If you're in the area, the team plays at Cadigan Park in Brookfield.
Membership Recognition:
In March the Waterbury Regional Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting recognizing incoming and retiring board members and longstanding members of the Chamber. TDEG is proud to have received an award recognizing our 25 years o f membership . The Chamber of Commerce is an important resource and advocate for businesses in the area.
New Shareholders:
TDEG announces the addition of two new shareholders:   Stephen Lehigh, PE & Ryan Walsh, PE .  Steve joined the firm in May 2015, was promoted to Project Manager in 2016, and now heads up the Colorado branch office.  Ryan Walsh was hired in September of 2015 and in 2018 was also promoted to Project Manager. The addition of these shareholders recognizes their contributions to the firm and helps to maintain a steady path of growth for the firm in future years.
TDEG Welcomes Two Summer Interns:
We are excited to welcome two new interns for this summer: Jesse Deutchman and Eric Vazquez.
Jesse attends the University of Colorado-Boulder and will be graduating in 2020 with a Bachelor's in Architectural Engineering and Master's in Structural Engineering & Structural Mechanics. Eric is attending the University of Connecticut and will graduate in 2020 with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, minoring in Engineering Management.
PROJECT NEWS:

Completed:
35 Old Quarry Road
Ridgefield, CT
The mixed-use building at 35 Old Quarry Road in Ridgefield includes 16 apartment units over a self-storage center. The 30,000 square foot building has been designed to be environmentally-friendly with solar panels on the roof to provide energy for the common areas of the building.
 
Design by: H&R Design


Photo by: Pam Rouleau
Under Construction:
Black Rock Congregational Church
Fairfield, CT
In 2014 TDEG was involved in the addition of a new Worship Hall, Classroom Wing and Welcome Center at the Black Rock Congregational Church. That project was awarded the 2014 AIA People's Choice Award. TDEG is now providing structural services for the designing of a second floor addition.

Architect: Wiles Architects

Photo by: Chris Briggs
On The Boards:

Montauk Library
Montauk, NY
The local library in the Village of Montauk in East Hampton, NY will be adding on 5,000 square feet. With the addition and renovation of the library, there will be new spaces for children and teens and a new outside terrace with ocean views.

Architect: Gallin Beeler Design Studio

Rendering by: Gallin Beeler Design Studio
TECH CORNER:

NY State Parking Garage Condition Assessments

With the adoption of the current NY State Uniform Code in August 2018, The State of New York requires that the owner or operator of all parking garages provide the State with a condition assessment report at a minimum of every three years. The requirement is being rolled out over three years starting with the oldest structures first. The amended Title 19 New York Codes, Rules and Regulations states that if the garage structure was constructed before January 1, 1984 then the assessment is due by October 1, 2019. If the garage structure was constructed between January 1, 1984 and December 31, 2002, then the assessment is due by October 1, 2020. And, if the garage was constructed between January 1, 2003 and August 29, 2018, the assessment is due by October 1, 2021. A periodic assessment of all garages will be required no later than three years after the initial assessment, or more frequently if directed by the authority with jurisdiction.
The condition assessment shall be performed by a registered professional engineer who is experienced in performing structural evaluations. After the assessment is completed, the professional engineer will prepare an assessment report that will identify any deterioration or unsafe conditions and provide remedial recommendations to address those conditions along with recommendations for preventative maintenance to prolong the service life and assure the safety of the structure. 
Parking garage structures are often subject to extreme conditions from daily use, exposure to weather, and snow removal and de-icing chemicals and yet repairs are often deferred or neglected. At TDEG, we have years of experience in the evaluation of parking garages. Over the years, we have walked through miles of garage aisles and have accumulated the technical expertise and equipment necessary to perform an in-depth evaluation of a variety of structures. We have provided assessment reports and prepared and administered repair documents for dozens of parking structures throughout Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties.
If you are the owner or operator of a parking structure in NY State, then please give us a call for an initial consultation to discuss how we can assist you in meeting this new requirement. And if your structure was built before 1984, give us a call right away because the October 1, 2019 deadline is fast approaching!

We look forward to the opportunity to help you keep your parking structure safe and serviceable.