Listen to this episode of “The Future. Built Smarter.” which examines mass timber — a sustainable, fire resistant, and aesthetic building material that is rapidly gaining use across the globe.
As mass timber becomes more popular in sustainable building, owner and contractors should carefully consider the benefits of each of the four types of mass timber elements. Learn more in a blog by Heather Heidenreich.
This episode takes a brief look at how the commercialization of the aerospace industry has opened the doors for more engineering firms to become engaged in such projects. Guest Ed Dean, an IMEG structural engineer who has designed several launch facility projects, discusses how IMEG entered the market, and the benefits commercially oriented firms bring
By Phil De La Mare Many building owners across the country should have their building’s structural integrity inspected on a regular basis to avoid failure or costly repairs—and even tragedies like the Miami condominium collapse in the summer of 2021. As a structural engineer with many years of structural forensics experience and repairs, I recommend that all
The American Institute of Steel Construction’s (AISC) updated guidelines for the design of monumental stairs is just beginning to be understood throughout the design and construction industry. The best approach is to have the architect and structural engineer work as a team and discuss early on what are the important design features of the stair.
The ASCE7 codes for snow and rain loads provide guidance for designing buildings to withstand heavy snow loads.
Glulam timber is rising in popularity for owners of office buildings and apartments, thanks to changes in IBC that will allow mass timber structures to be up to 18 stories.
By Claudia Mederos Engineering is the engine of prosperity, from steam power to electricity to lasers, to the transistor to the computer. The many disciplines in this career field allow engineers to improve people’s lives, clean up the air, protect the environment, clean wastewater, recycle, innovate new processes, develop new products, and basically help in