Climate change is affecting the world in a number of different ways. Today’s landscape architects are adapting to the impacts, helping to protect the built environment against the increasing numbers and intensity of extreme events.
The American... (Read More)
At McNeil Engineering, we’ve been using LIDAR laser scanning as a tool for civil engineering, structural engineering, surveying and building modeling for years. One of the most interesting uses was scanning the Book Cliffs in eastern Utah in a... (Read More)
Civil engineering is almost always involves a challenge of one kind or another. Every construction project presents unique issues or problems — complications at the site, the ground, the surrounding buildings and the people who will use the... (Read More)
Construction projects don’t stop just because winter comes every year. But winter does pose special challenges for construction crews. This means that construction managers and administrators need to prepare and take special steps to ensure safety... (Read More)
[caption id="attachment_575536" align="alignleft" width="300"] For the roof rebuild at Camp Shawnee's main lodge in Liberty, Utah, we chose a design that combined new materials with the rustic look of the existing building.[/caption]
It’s... (Read More)
[caption id="attachment_575526" align="alignright" width="300"] Abravanel Hall concert space in Salt Lake City, where we designed a retaining wall, created the erosion control plan, designed the storm water collection system, and completed the... (Read More)
[caption id="attachment_574005" align="alignright" width="300"] Structural engineering solved the challenges of converting a 75-year-old welding shop into Lost Angeles' Rush Street restaurant.[/caption]
Who was the first structural engineer? It... (Read More)
The art and science of landscape architecture is often a balance of competing demands from the client, the site itself and the local environment. It encompasses art, architecture, engineering, sociology and the environment.
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The science and practice of surveying has made a huge advance in recent years due to one technology. It’s made surveys and project planning far faster, more cost-effective and, most important, far more precise than ever before. It also helps... (Read More)