Reflections on the art and science of restoration, profiles of our projects, and discussions of issues in the profession.

October 17, 2016
Industrial Light and Magic: Getting Beneath the Surface with NDT&E
NDT&E can be used to “see through” roofs, walls, and floors to detect water, metal, and missing material. It can help scope, characterize, and pinpoint leaks, energy loss, and other problems prior to commencing a building’s exterior repair campaign.
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September 26, 2016
SUPERSTRUCTURES Commissioning Project Wins Lucy G. Moses Award
The New York Landmarks Conservancy has recognized the Conrad B. Duberstein U.S. Bankruptcy Court project in Brooklyn, NY with the prestigious Lucy G. Moses Award for outstanding preservation efforts. The six-year, $61.7 million project included the replication of 16,000 terra cotta units, granite cladding restoration and replacement of slate roofs and gutters.
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November 1, 2015
Presentation by SUPERSTRUCTURES Roofing Expert Is In Demand
The only time most people think about a roof is when it’s leaking. Michael Stripunsky, on the other hand, thinks about roofs all the time. With over 15 years of experience at SUPERSTRUCTURES, he’s mastered the complexities of many roofing systems. Lately he’s been sharing his expertise in a presentation on “Roofing and Waterproofing Challenges and Solutions,” conveying that proper installation and maintenance of a roof is key to a building’s health.
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May 14, 2015
SUPERSTRUCTURES Principal Named New President of SIAEA
Vikrant Sampat, PE, was sworn in as president of The Society of Indo-American Engineers and Architects (SIAEA) on May 9th, 2015, for a two-year term. The organization, which serves to unite engineers and architects of Indian origin and to foster their professional collaboration and growth, has over 1,000 members. Mr. Sampat was sworn in by India’s Deputy Consul General, Dr. Manoj Kumar Mohapatra.
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April 1, 2015
Thousands of Terra Cotta Units Being Replaced at Bayside High
The restoration or replacement of terra cotta is often a key element of our exterior restoration projects for New York City’s historic buildings, including currently at Bayside High School in Queens. Given SUPERSTRUCTURES' extensive experience with terra cotta, we are all too familiar with ways in which improper fabrication or installation may give rise to problems with this generally sturdy material. At Bayside High School, we’ve employed a uniquely stringent inspection program, having the contractor lay out each of over 7,000 terra cotta units for our review before installation.
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February 3, 2015
Innovative Solutions Employed at The Park Ten
This co-op on Manhattan’s Upper West Side used their required FISP (Local Law 11) façade assessment by SUPERSTRUCTURES as an opportunity to prevent future damage by correcting, stabilizing and refining the existing components of the façade system. The Park Ten is a handsome residential high-rise located between Central Park West and Lincoln Center. Its landscaped forecourt extends the greenery of the park to the entry portal to the building, where a colonnade with neoclassical travertine arches references the design of the nearby Metropolitan Opera and Avery Fisher Hall.
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