Biggs Consulting Engineering, PLLC

Recent Publications

  • “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

  • “Post-tensioned concrete masonry roof panels: A case study”, D. Biggs, Proceedings of 15th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, Padua, Italy, June 2016

  • “BIM Schema for Masonry Units and Walls”, T. R. Gentry, S. Sharif, A. Cavieres, D. Biggs, Proceedings of 15th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, Padua, Italy, June 2016

  • “Structural behavior and damage investigation of a neo-gothic masonry arcade”, L. Bejarano-Urrego, G. Karanikoloudis, M. Puliga, P. Kabele, D. Biggs, Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, Leuven, Belgium, September, 2016

  • “Conserving The Tomb Chamber Complex In The Midas Mound At Gordion In Turkey”, D. Biggs, R. Liebhart, S. Gönen,  Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, Leuven, Belgium, September, 2016

  • “New Opportunities with Post-tensioned Masonry”, D. Biggs, Concrete and Construction Magazine, Brazilian Concrete Institute (IBRACON), Oct-Dec 2015, pp.135-142.

  • “Building Information Modeling For Masonry: Towards A Functional Classification Of Masonry Wall Regions”, A. Cavieres, R. Gentry, J. Davis and D. Biggs, Proceedings of the Twelfth North American Masonry Conference, May 2015​

  • “Trial Designs With Hybrid Masonry”, D. Biggs, D. Abrams, Proceedings of the Twelfth North American Masonry Conference, May 2015

  • “Developing A Framework For BIM For Masonry Through A Systems Modeling And Case Study Approach”, B. Lee, R. Gentry, J. Haymaker, and D. Biggs, Proceedings of the Twelfth North American Masonry Conference, May 2015.

  • “Brick Beams: Lessons Learned after 30 years”, D. Biggs, Structure magazine, May 2015.

  • “BIM for Masonry: The Progress Continues” Masonry magazine, D. Biggs, January 2015.

  • Be A Part of Something Big, D.W. McMillian, D.T.Biggs, SMART/dynamics for masonry, v2.3-2015.

  • The Importance Of The Integrated Project In Historic Conservation Education, D.T. Biggs , P. B. Lourenço, Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, Mexico City, Mexico, October 2014.

  • Transect Survey as a Post-Disaster Global Rapid Damage Assessment Tool, L. Moon, D. Biggs, J. Ingham and M. Griffith, Earthquake Spectra - Journal of Engineering Earthquake Research Institute, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1193/070113EQS185M.

  • Preserving History - It Starts with Temporary Stabilization”, D. Biggs, B. Lione, Proceedings of the Ninth International Masonry Conference, Guimaraes, Portugal, July 2014.

  • From Disaster to Present day: The Resiliency of Masonry Following September 11, 2001", Mauerwek 18 (2014), Heft 1, Wilhelm Ernst & Sohn - Verlag fur Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG (Ernst & Sohn), Germany, January 2014.

  • "In-Plane Strengthening of Unreinforced Concrete Masonry Wallettes Using ECC Shotcrete", Y.W.Lin, D.T. Biggs, I.Witherspoon, J.M. Ingham, Journal of Structural Eng, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 140, No.11 Nov. 2014. CID 04014081

  • "The February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake: Incorporating Transect Methodology into Rapid Damage Assessment", L.M. Moon, D.T. Biggs, J.M. Ingham, M.C. Griffith, Proceedings of Forensic Engineering 2012, American Society of Civil Engineers, San Francisco, CA, November 2012.

  • "Compressive, Flexural Bond and Shear Bond Strengths of In-Situ New Zealand Unreinforced Clay Brick Masonry Constructed Using Lime Mortar between the 1880s and 1940s", R.Lumantarna, D.T.Biggs, and J.M.Ingham, J. Mater. Civ. Eng.. . doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0000685, September 2012; April 2014, Vol 26, No.4, pp.559-566.

  • Design of Hybrid Masonry Systems,” R.E. Asselin, L.A. Fahnestock, and D.T. Biggs, ASCE-SEI Structures Congress, Pittsburgh, May 2013.

  • "Strengthening an Adirondack Hipped Roof", Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, co-authored with J. Null, Wroclaw, Poland, October 2012.

  • “Masonry Designers’ Guide, Seventh Edition”, The Masonry Society”, 2012, contributing author -Chapter 11. 

  • "Hybrid Masonry Seismic Systems", Proceedings of 15th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, Florianopolis, Brazil, co-authored with D. Abrams, June 2012.

  • "Uniaxial Compressive Strength and Stiffness of Field Extracted and Laboratory Constructed Masonry Prisms", co-authored with R. Lumantarna and J. Ingham, ASCE Journal of Materials, April 2014, Vol 26, No.4, pp.567-575.

  • "Manual for Wind Vulnerability Assessments of Existing Critical Facilities", Federal Emergency Management Agency, contributing author, (under development).

  • "Say Good-bye to f'm 1,500”, MasonryEdge/Storypole magazine, Spring 2012.

  • "What’s The Magic with 6t?”, MasonryEdge/Storypole magazine, Spring 2012 co-authored with D. Zechmeister.

  • "Tower Stabilization During Buttress Repairs", Structure magazine, May 2012; and  Zpravodaj WTA CZ, cislo 1-2, kveten 2012, pp.19-22.

  • “Perforated Masonry Walls, Part 1: Load Distribution”, Structure magazine, May 2011; Part 2: Wall Design Software, March 2012.