You could say that engineering is in Matt Roblez’ blood. “My dad was a structural engineer, and I started working for him as a print boy when I was 13 years old,” he says. So it was only natural that his career took him into the same... (Read More)
Although its output stands for decades or even centuries, few fields change as much or as profoundly as structural engineering. At the cutting edge of technological development, structural engineering embraces development and change.
One side of... (Read More)
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)