Structural engineers are making great strides in developing earthquake resistance in new buildings, and making existing structures better able to withstand the stress of earthquakes.
According to the National Earthquake Information Center, there... (Read More)
Every construction or improvement project starts at the same place: with a careful, up-to-date and professional land survey. It’s an essential and accurate picture that architects, engineers and construction professionals depend on.
The key to... (Read More)
Building information modeling, or BIM, has been around for about a decade now, but it may still be new to some clients, developers, construction professionals and building owners.
By nature, BIM models are highly complex, and they can be... (Read More)
Laser scanning technology is growing fast in the construction industry around the world. By collecting vast data sets, laser scanning allows architects and engineers to create data-rich, detailed 3D models that are far more accurate than models... (Read More)
Before you buy or sell a piece of real estate, whether it’s a developed lot or vacant land, you may have to get what’s known as an ALTA land survey. This is a far more detailed report on the real characteristics of the property, beyond what most... (Read More)
Roofs just don’t get the attention they deserve. It’s not hard to understand why. We rarely see the roof, especially of a commercial or industrial building. As a result, problems can go unseen for too long, leading to unnecessarily extensive... (Read More)
Technological advances are changing just about everything humans do, and structural engineering is no exception. New techniques and new materials are being used to create buildings and other structures. Carbon fiber, polymer and even biological... (Read More)
One of the most exciting developments today in the structural engineering studio is integrating 3D visualization into building information modeling systems.
Technology has transformed the way engineers work, and it continues to do so... (Read More)
Laser scanning can greatly speed up surveying and provide far more information in design documents and AutoCAD drawings. But it takes more than having the tools to earn the benefits of this new technology.
Laser scanning has taken some major... (Read More)