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Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) Construction

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) Construction is an engineering firm with offices in Boston and Waltham. SGH helped build MIT’s “Great Dome” skylight restoration project. SGH also worked on MIT’s “Site 3” building Kendall Square, a so-called “mixed use” facility that is partly used by local universities and partly by large corporations, thereby contributing to the corporatization of the city's landscape and to displacement/ethnic cleansing of Cambridge residents.

Skylight in MIT's dome, which was restored by SGH Construction

SGH also builds prisons. The firm has helped with construction work on the Suffolk County Jail. According to SGH’s website, in addition to doing repairs on Suffolk County Jail, the firm “provided construction administration services, including reviewing contractor submittals and observing ongoing work to compare with the [jail] project requirements.”

Suffolk County Jail, built in part by SGH

SGH also helped evaluate the Pentagon’s buildings followed the 9/11 attacks. Their website states, “On the morning of 11 September 2001, hijackers crashed a commercial plane into the Pentagon. Following that attack, the American Society of Civil Engineers established a building performance study (BPS) team to examine the structural performance of the Pentagon in the crash and the subsequent fire.  SGH served on the six-member BPS team, who authored The Pentagon Building Performance Report.”

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