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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

Staying Ahead: If it isn’t Broke, Break it

We can get set in our ways, comfortable with routine and not even see the opportunities around us. Too often, we wait for something to break to fix it. By doing so, we miss creating something better –... > READ MORE

Making Your Community’s Drinking Water Safe

Are the radium levels in your community’s drinking water within the limits set forth by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)? Have the levels been rising over time? Radium, a naturally... > READ MORE