The Cost of Structural Engineering

The Cost of Structural Engineering

If you’re purchasing or remodeling a home or commercial building, one thing you don’t want to overlook is the structural integrity of the building. It may have a layout designed in heaven. It might have the best flooring in the neighborhood. But if your foundation...
How Are Bridges Engineered?

How Are Bridges Engineered?

Bridges are very complex structures that must take into account many stressors throughout their service lives. From varying load sizes to weather conditions such as floods and earthquakes, bridges must be engineered to withstand many loads and forces, structural...
Structural Engineer vs. Architect

Structural Engineer vs. Architect

This sounds like some kind of pickup basketball tournament. If I were picking odds on who would win, I’d go with the engineers — they are more likely to take high-percentage shots and play solid defense.  Most people’s questions about architects and engineers,...
What Do Structural Engineers Do?

What Do Structural Engineers Do?

When you walk across a bridge, do you worry about it falling down? Whenever you ride an elevator in a skyscraper, do you hold your breath as you watch the floor numbers light up, hoping you make it all the way to the top? After you leave your car in a parking...