To Steel or Not to Steel?

To Steel or Not to Steel?

Cincy Shakes – as in Shakespeare, not earthquakes. The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (CSC) is only the fifth theater in the United States to complete the Shakespeare Canon – 38 Shakespeare plays performed in chronological order. For the past 20 years, the company has performed in a converted movie theater, a facility it had outgrown both […]

ESG is now Schaefer

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Entertainment, News, Press Release | No Comments
ESG is now Schaefer

Today is a good day, a day that started four years ago on April 1, 2013 when we became Schaefer, aligning our brand with our best and strongest attributes. Today, our entertainment division, Entertainment Structures Group (ESG), becomes a part of Schaefer. ESG began in 2002 with a group of employees who were passionate about special and temporary […]

Let’s Design a Gazebo: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Giraffe Ridge

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 in Entertainment | No Comments
Let’s Design a Gazebo: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Giraffe Ridge

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden likes to make their structures look authentic to the native region of the animals in the habitat. At the Giraffe Ridge Gazebo, the Zoo wanted a structure that would look similar to something that would be seen on the African Veldt, so they wanted to use round poles and […]

Schaefer and March Madness – A Likely Pairing

Posted by on Apr 1, 2016 in Entertainment | No Comments
Schaefer and March Madness – A Likely Pairing

Houston hosted the Final Four and the March Madness Music Festival over the weekend. This citywide party included top musical guests including Maroon 5, Flo Rida and Twenty One Pilots. Entertainment structural engineers may not be on stage during the show, but they still play an important role at the event, designing temporary stages and […]

Construction Spotlight: Cold-Formed Steel Framing

Construction Spotlight: Cold-Formed Steel Framing

With its relatively light weight and wide range of available shapes, cold-formed steel offers a cost effective and efficient solution to provide structural support for many complex architectural building features including: Load bearing framing for walls, roofs, floors and platforms Non-load bearing structural backup for exterior veneer systems Framing for shear walls & bracing as […]

And the Crowd Goes Wild: Keeping Bleachers Safe for the Fans

And the Crowd Goes Wild: Keeping Bleachers Safe for the Fans

The game is 6-7 and the home team has one last chance to win the game. The grandstands are packed and the crowd is going wild, cheering and stomping its feet. Have you ever wondered if the stands could hold all of those people? Bleachers can vary greatly: some are made from steel, aluminum, concrete, […]

The Hollywood H

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in Entertainment | No Comments
The Hollywood H

The History A long time ago in a development called Hollywoodland in the Hollywood Hills, the Crescent Sign Company was commissioned to build a sign to advertise a “superb environment without excessive cost on the Hollywood side of the hills.” Little did they know that the grandiose ideas of the real estate developers Woodruff and Shoults would become an advertising icon of […]

Threaded Fasteners and How to Use Them

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Entertainment | No Comments
Threaded Fasteners and How to Use Them

We’ll tighten up the bolted connection topic to help you better understand how mating fasteners work together in order to achieve a reliable connection. You recall that there are three basic types of bolted connections: snug tight, pre-tensioned, and slip critical. The latter two of these connections require a designated pre-tension (preload) value for the bolt such that the internal stresses are […]

Design Factors for Dynamic Loads

Posted by on Jul 16, 2012 in Entertainment | No Comments
Design Factors for Dynamic Loads

What are Dynamic Loads? In simple terms, a dynamic load is any load that moves, changing magnitude or direction over time. Loads in a static system are constant and unchanging. Newton’s Laws of Motion reconcile the equilibrium in static systems easily. For the purposes of this arcle, you should consider that the term “dynamic load” refers to any load in […]

Safety for Entertainment Structures

Posted by on Dec 10, 2011 in Entertainment | No Comments
Safety for Entertainment Structures

It’s December, winter is here, and the past year’s summer time outdoor events are far behind you by now. It’s time to start planning for next year, with equipment and staffing projections lurking underneath those piles of project documents you have to review for a bid that’s due next week. “I’ll get to it”… you say, but right now you […]