Domain Wintergardens with Dmytro Dizhur of EQSTRUC, May 2016

Dmytro points out details of the roof truss, Domain Wintergardens, May 2016
Dmytro points out details of the roof truss, Domain Wintergardens, May 2016
Dmytro points out details of the roof truss, Domain Wintergardens, May 2016

It was great to meet some of you at the Domain Wintergardens. We had a most engaging presentation from Dmytro, who told us about how to prop up a chimney that straddles a glass window, how to hide bracing in plain sight, why “banana-shaped” is the wrong shape for a cross brace, and where to stand when broken glass plates are raining down on your head (outside).

On a more serious note, we talked about how to design strengthening measures that are sympathetic to heritage structures, how to assess the existing capacity of a building, and the process of negotiation and discussion that goes along with working on a publicly-owned and much beloved site. Many thanks to Dmytro for his time and efforts.