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Airport Professional Feature – Andrew Pomeroy

Airport Professional Feature – Andrew Pomeroy

  Gale Associates, Inc. will be conducting periodic interviews with Airport Professionals so that we may learn more about them, the facilities that they manage, and share it with other like-minded professionals.  We hope you enjoy reading this profile of Andrew...

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Glazing Performance and Risk

Glazing Performance and Risk

Figure 1 - Impact damage to tempered glass Have you ever experienced glass breakage in your commercial building’s curtain wall, storefront, window, or other glazed system that was not a result of a physical impact? Do you wonder why the glass broke" and what you may...

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Hurricane Preparation Checklist

According to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, we are again likely to experience an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. Tropical cyclones (or hurricanes) are the costliest disasters in the U.S. Since 1980, they have cost over $1.1 trillion in total, with an...

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The Case of the Sweating Ceiling

The Case of the Sweating Ceiling

Firemen are used to harsh conditions. However, they do enjoy air conditioning from time to time. As part of systemic mechanical upgrades to several small fire stations, similar mechanical systems were retrofitted into the fire stations, which involved installation of...

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A River Runs Through It

A River Runs Through It

Many municipal airports are surrounded by beautiful (but sometimes encroaching) natural resources. Fitchburg Municipal Airport is no exception. The Nashua River snakes around three sides of Fitchburg Municipal Airport. It is closest to Runway 14-32 at its southern...

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The Benefits of Drones for Airport Engineering and Planning

The Benefits of Drones for Airport Engineering and Planning

In recent years, drones have become commonplace in many industries as a valuable multi-faceted tool to increase efficiency and add new capabilities. Engineering and planning for airports create a unique environment for drones. The following are a few examples of the...

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In-Place Stabilization of Historic Masonry Assemblies

In-Place Stabilization of Historic Masonry Assemblies

Masonry walls, especially those that contribute to historic building enclosures and structural systems, often require stabilization as part of a rehabilitation project. For historic buildings, the desire to retain and preserve the existing building fabric with minimal...

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Boston Sets New Base Flood Elevation

As part of The City of Boston’s commitment to climate resilience, on September 13, 2021, the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) approved Article 25A of the Boston Zoning Code. Article 25A provides a new Coastal Flood Resilience (CFR) Zoning Overlay...

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Roof Blistering: To Repair or Not to Repair?

Blisters within bitumen-based roofing systems originate with the formation of a void, or unadhered area between the felt plies, or between the substrate and the membrane. Voids can be created by improper adhesion during application, improper mopping viscosity or...

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