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This story was featured in the December 2016 issue of Modern Steel Construction.
I used to believe that good engineers never made mistakes. Now I believe that good engineers have simply learned to never repeat mistakes. In the decade I’ve been working as an engineer, I’ve made countless decisions — most good, but some bad. Each decision taught me something, but the lessons from the bad ones are harder to forget. One of those lessons has stuck with me since my first week on the job, more than ten years ago.read more
Investing in a Geotechnical Report, conducted by a Professional Structural Engineer, is a crucial first step in planning your building site. The Geotech Investigation will allow you to assess the site for safety and compatibility for your building type, preventing major future expenses and issues.read more
Light fixtures with a LED light source are becoming the industry standard and will likely replace fluorescent lighting.
With the energy efficiency and relatively small size of LEDs, lighting manufacturers have a tremendous amount of flexibility to create different shapes and sizes of light fixtures. But with all of the advantages of LEDs, there are always some disadvantages.read more
Humidity control is important for human comfort in the residential or commercial setting but can also aid in production in an industrial setting. Whether your next project is an office building, warehouse, hospital or restaurant, humidity control is a topic worth some thought and discussion.read more
Whether you are an owner, a vendor or even a designer, there are several things you can do for keeping construction costs low.read more