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John Rothe, Architectural Engineer II, Earns NFRC Thermal Modeling Simulation Certification
Posted by: ZS on November 9, 2017

ZS is pleased to announce that John Rothe has been certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council as an NFRC Certified Simulator. This certification signifies that John is fully trained and experienced in the use of THERM and Window software from LBNL. These thermal modeling programs enable a certified simulator to test the thermal performance of a designed or as-built wall assembly. The transfer of thermal energy through the various components of the wall construction and glazing assembly can be simulated under specific environmental conditions and visualized to inform design decisions. A wide array of glazing and material options may..

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ZS Completes Laser Scanning, As-Built Modeling and Structural Analysis of Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Madison, Wisconsin)
Posted by: ZS on November 9, 2017

Dane County retained ZS to perform laser scanning of the roof structure and as-built modeling of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum as part of a comprehensive study of the facility. Laser scanning was performed from multiple locations in the coliseum’s interior, including the catwalk system. The scans were registered (i.e. aligned) to create a single composite point cloud of the interior of the Coliseum. Upon completion of the point cloud, ZS began developing an as-built Building Information Model (BIM) of the Coliseum roof and all roof mounted elements. The next step in the study was to perform a structural analysis of..

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ZS Celebrates the Opening of Northwestern Mutual’s Tower and Commons
Posted by: ZS on September 6, 2017

ZS celebrated the recent opening of the second tallest building in the State of Wisconsin, the 1.1 million-sq. ft. Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons. From the project’s inception to commissioning, ZS, in collaboration with the project design and construction team, performed architectural engineering services for this world-class facility as follows: Lead Structural Design for the West Commons and Atrium ZS, in collaboration with MKA, based in Seattle, Wash., performed the structural engineering analysis and design for the West Commons. The West Commons connects the new building to Northwestern Mutual’s original 1914 construction headquarters building via a seven-story steel atrium clad..

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ZS selected as the Structural Engineer-of-Record for the new Milwaukee Bucks Entertainment District
Posted by: ZS on February 13, 2017

ZS is pleased to announce joining the new Milwaukee Bucks Entertainment District project design team. ZS was selected to provide the structural engineering services for this iconic project. The proposed Entertainment District, located east of N. 4th St., between W. Highland and W. Juneau Avenue, will include three buildings and a large public plaza. The district will host year-round community activities such as dining, retail, outdoor ice skating, a farmer’s market, and outdoor concerts/festivals. ZS is excited to collaborate with the prominent design team which includes Gensler, Rinka Chung Architects, and The Office of James Burnett. Hunzinger Construction was selected..

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Ziad Salameh Appointed Chairman of the Forensic Engineering Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers
Posted by: ZS on February 13, 2017

On October 1, 2016, Ziad Salameh, PhD, PE, Principal-In-Charge at ZS, started a one year appointment as the Chairman of the Forensic Engineering Division (FED) of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Forensic engineering is the application of engineering principles to the investigation of failures or other performance problems. Forensic engineering also involves testimony on the findings of these investigations before a court of law. The purpose of the FED is to: Develop practices and procedures to reduce the number of such failures Disseminate information on failures and their causes Provide guidelines for conducting failure investigations Provide guidelines for ethical..

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Dr. Salameh presents “Introduction to Fall Protection for General Industry” at the 2016 ASCE Wisconsin Section Annual Meeting
Posted by: ZS on February 13, 2017

On September 16, 2016, Dr. Ziad Salameh, P.E., Principal-in-Charge at ZS, delivered a presentation on the topic of “Introduction to Fall Protection for General Industry” at the 2016 ASCE Wisconsin Section Annual Meeting. Dr. Salameh’s presentation discussed what fall protection is and why it is important. Additionally Dr. Salameh highlighted the new 2017 OSHA regulations and their impact on facility owners, managers and operators. For copies of the presentation or an in-house presentation, please contact Dr. Salameh at zsalameh@zsllc-us.com or by telephone at (414) 727-5000.

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