IIW

Blog



Blog

Concrete Floor & Roof Slab Deterioration

Concrete floors and roof slabs are common in industrial buildings and parking garage structures. When not properly maintained, premature deterioration can occur, leading to pieces of concrete on the underside... > READ MORE

Steel Building Framing Corrosion: Know the Causes, Find Solutions

Steel framing is common in industrial, warehouse and commercial buildings, but it’s susceptibility to corrosion can become an issue if not properly maintained. Corrosion reduces the strength of the framing... > READ MORE

Heavy Roof Load Due To Snow Drifts

Windblown snow on large, flat industrial, warehouse, and commercial roofs adds heavy, concentrated weight at the drift locations. Many older facilities may not be structurally designed to support this... > READ MORE

The Importance of Geotechnical Investigations

Frequently at the start of a building design, structural engineers are asked, “Is a geotechnical investigation truly a necessary expense?” In short, the geotechnical work is not where you want to cut... > READ MORE

Align Expectations for Better Outcomes

We all bring our own box of expectations to a relationship, whether it’s with coworkers and clients or family and friends. We assume people know what’s in our box and we know what is in theirs. But... > READ MORE