What Is a Building Engineer? Do I Need One?

What Is a Building Engineer? Do I Need One?

In Great Britain, a building engineer fulfills the roles we give to architectural engineers here in the U.S. The Chartered Association of Building Engineers, or CABE, is a British organization to unify the profession there. They have their own website: Chartered...
Structural Engineer Building Inspection

Structural Engineer Building Inspection

Building inspectors generally will look at most properties that are being bought or sold to give the buyer peace of mind and the seller some freedom from liability if there are problems discovered with the home soon after the sale. But building inspector’s reports...
Types of Cracks in Concrete Structures

Types of Cracks in Concrete Structures

Non-structural cracks are generally caused by stresses that are induced internally. A simple example would be a weld that cracks without any applied stresses from loads because of “leftover” or residual stresses due to uneven heating of the weld and the members it...
Effects of Cracks in Concrete Structures

Effects of Cracks in Concrete Structures

It is not uncommon to observe cracks in concrete structures, but all breaks aren’t the same. Several factors contribute to cracking. Some may not be a structural concern, but some may require direct attention. It’s essential to address these concerns because the...