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Jack Healy Named President of the Society for the Preservation of Historic Cements

November 7 2011

Ryan-Biggs recently announced that Jack Healy, P.E., Principal, has been named President of the Society for the Preservation of Historic Cements (SPHC).

The Society for the Preservation of Historic Cements, Inc., is dedicated to education, research, documentation, and training in the history and use of historic cements and advocates preservation of significant examples of the materials and their application.  SPHC is a venue for education and advocacy concerning distinct cementitious materials used historically in the United States and around the world.  These cements are not only an important record of the technology and materials available at a particular time and place, but are components of a building system whose performance and appearance are character-defining features of the structures in which they are located. 

As a Principal at Ryan-Biggs, Jack is responsible for the structural engineering design and management of many historic preservation and masonry repair projects.  He has provided the structural design for over a dozen projects listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  He was named Outstanding Professional Engineering Manager of the Year in 2005 by the Capital District Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers. He is a Board Member of the Northeast Chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology, and maintains memberships in the American Society of Testing Materials, and the American Institute of Steel Construction, as well as being named President of the SPHC.  He was President of the Capital District Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers in 2006 and is a Certified Program Evaluator for the Practicing Institute of Engineering.  He has authored several articles on masonry topics.  He holds professional engineering licenses in New York and Massachusetts.

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