On-going conservation at the ancient city of Gordion, Turkey with Midas Mound in the distance.
Biggs Consulting Engineering was founded in 2010 by David Biggs, P.E., S.E.
The structural engineering firm specializes in forensic engineering, masonry design, and restoration. In addition, the firm is involved with research projects and provides consulting for the development of new masonry products. Additional work includes design and review of new construction, evaluation of existing structures, and disaster investigations.
Fort Worth, TX
Presentation: "Conserving Ancient Sites from the Empire of Alexander the Great"
Presentations: "Structural Design of Pre-Insulated Concrete Masonry"; Historic Masterpieces: Churches, Castles, and Colosseums"
10th IMC (international Masonry Conference)
Presentation: "Comparison of Modelling Approaches to Analyzing Masonry Arch Bridges"
Presentation: "Stabilizing the Early Phrygian Gate Complex at Gordion, Turkey- Conservation Preparation"
Structural, Forensic, Masonry, Restoration
August 2017, Authored “Crossings: Bridges in the Adirondacks”, included in "The Adirondack Architecture Guide, Southern-Central Region" by Janet Null, SUNY PRESS, ISBN13: 978-1-4384-6666-8
"Marvelous Masonry", Iraq (Jan. 2017), Turkey (Feb. 2017), Egypt (March 2017), Czech Republic (April 2017) Masonry magazine, www.masonrymagazine.com
"BIM-M Reaches Major Milestone Towards Generation 1", SMART| dynamics for masonry, Vol 1, 2017
“Compressive Strength of Dry-Stacked Concrete Masonry Unit Assemblies”, S. Atamturktur, B. Ross, J. Thompson, D. Biggs, J. Mater. Civ. Eng., American Society of Civil Engineers, 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001693 , 06016020., August 2016
In-situ assessment of the physical and mechanical properties of vintage solid clay bricks”, D. Dizhur, R. Lumantarna, D. T. Biggs, and J. M. Ingham, Journal of Materials and Structures, Springer (2016) 50: 63. doi:10.1617/s11527-016-0939-9