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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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New Employee Announcement
Posted by: ZS on September 26, 2016

Scott A. Stocking, GISP Senior Project Manager ZS recently added Scott A. Stocking, GISP to serve as a Senior Project Manager. Mr. Stocking joins ZS with more than 25 years of professional experience related to geospatial technology with technical expertise in Geographic Information Systems, BIM, LiDAR point cloud technology, and advanced 3D spatial data modeling. He has experience in both the public and private sectors working in local government, higher education and private consulting firms. Mr. Stocking has extensive experience in building large scale geospatial technology models that are integrated with Enterprise IT applications in asset and finance management, and..

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ZS Performs State-of-the-Art Laser Scanning and BIM Conversion of Historic Eagle Tower for Wisconsin DNR
Posted by: ZS on September 26, 2016

The Eagle Tower was constructed in the 1930’s and overlooks the Peninsula State Park in Door County, Wisconsin. The tower was closed to the public last year amidst safety concerns resulting from the deterioration of the timber members and is scheduled to be demolished in the fall of 2016. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is considering replicating this iconic structure and retained ZS to provide as-built documentation of the tower prior to the demolition. To accomplish this, ZS utilized our in-house laser scanning capabilities to create a “point cloud” of the tower. Once the point cloud was created, the..

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ZS Selected to Lead the Building Envelope Rehabilitation of Detroit’s Fisher Building – The Largest Marble Clad Commercial Building in the World
Posted by: ZS on September 26, 2016

ZS was recently selected by the Owner of Detroit’s Fisher building as the Engineer of Record for the 100% restoration of the exterior facades of the building. ZS is currently developing the plans/construction documents and will be providing construction administration services for the rehabilitation and restoration of the building. Detroit’s Fisher Building is a designated National Historic Landmark, a Michigan State Historic Site, and is widely considered one of the city’s most iconic buildings. Frequently referred to as “Detroit’s largest art object and the largest marble clad commercial building in the world”, the Fisher Building is a prime example of..

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ZS Selected to Laser Scan and Develop Buiding Information Models (BIM) As-Built Records for over 1 Million Square Feet of Facilities at the University Of Chicago
Posted by: ZS on May 10, 2016

ZS was recently selected by the University of Chicago to laser scan and develop BIM as-built records of over 1 million square feet of historic campus facilities including the renowned Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House, the Rockefeller Chapel and the Oriental Institute. The University is developing a 3-dimensional record system for planning, space information, and other operational uses, and these systems require existing buildings to have up to date BIMs. The project utilizes LiDAR scanning of buildings’ exteriors and interiors in order to capture existing conditions. The scans produce point clouds that are used to generate as-built Architectural BIMs. The..

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