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When designing a construction project, few people realize that the designer often cannot answer common questions that arise during the construction process. The owner's structural engineer, better known as the engineer of record (EOR), is hired primarily to design the project, but after the plans...
Construction Engineering - The Basics Construction engineers are key players in promoting the successful implementation of any project worth its time and expense. They work with contractors to identify project challenges, provide value engineering, and ensure safety. Their primary focus is to...
A thermal load is defined as the temperature that causes the effect on buildings and structures, such as outdoor air temperature, solar radiation, underground temperature, indoor air temperature and the heat source equipment inside the building. ASCE 7-15 section 2.3.5 and 2.4.4 specifically...
Anyone who has worked in the construction industry is likely all too familiar with the term or feeling - "Under Pressure." In this article I am focusing on concrete formwork engineering pressure, that is.  This article is not going to provide you with a ten step list to have a more peaceful...
Shoring existing structures can be a tricky business and the older the building, the trickier it can become.  Many older structures do not have drawings of the existing construction and if they do, they are not always reliable.  Many buildings go through generations of remodel with additions,...