Case Study: Custom Home in Hayward, CA


The case study this article will address is concerning a custom home build in Hayward, California. This home has some engineering issues that concern the need for a fire apparatus turnaround on a steep slope. The house in question is part of a two-lot minor subdivision. The engineer must find a way to provide a […]

Which Professionals Do I Need to Hire to Build a House?


You just purchased a plot of land, and this plot of land will be the site for your new home. As a homeowner, you are probably thinking about the memories you and your family will make or even thinking about the generations that will come to know and love this home, but the home has […]

What do I do when my house is sliding due to erosion?

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Introduction: Before we become familiar with the impact erosion, specifically soil and land erosion, has on homes and buildings, we must understand what erosion entails and how we come across the phenomenon in everyday life. Soil erosion predominantly affects homes and residential areas in the form of landslides. Homes or other structures built on top […]

What are the Stages of a Construction Project?

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All construction projects are unique. Each progresses from start to finish in a one-of-a-kind way. That said, there are 5 stages of construction that apply to every project, whether it’s a single family home or 50-story condo development. If you’re involved in construction, knowing these stages can help you see the big picture, yet also […]

When to hire a civil engineer over a structural engineer

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When constructing a new home, renovating an existing home, or carrying out any other construction project, you will need either a Civil Engineer or a Structural Engineer or sometimes both. One Common Question that many of us think of is “Can civil engineers be structural engineers?”. Answer is! Civil Engineering is one of the oldest […]

How can you increase your home space?

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Why add space to your home? Does your home feel cramped? Adding a room or extending the space of an existing room can really help create a larger, more open space. Adding something like a sunroom can augment the natural light in your home as well as bring the outdoors in. Adding square footage can […]

Why Structural Calculations Are Important in Design?

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The design of a building involves many disciplines, and each of them contributes an important element to the process. Architects give your building the appearance of your choice and make it function the way you want. Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineers design the systems that let your occupants enjoy comfortable temperatures, fresh air, the convenience of […]

What You Should Know About the 5 Common Types of Residential Housing

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Are you thinking of buying or building a new home? Whether you’re after an investment property or a place to live, there are several options to explore as you approach what may be the single biggest purchase of your life. Read on to find out more about the various types of residential housing – detached […]

Why do you need a building engineer for your building project?

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Building engineers are structural engineers who specialize in buildings. Buildings need to be able to hold up under all types of loading, including the weight of the building, the weight of the people and other things inside the building, and natural forces such as wind, gravity, snow, and earthquakes. A building engineer will consider all […]

What are the requirements of a good building construction estimator?

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What is a building or construction cost estimator? A construction cost estimator estimates costs for everything from buildings to infrastructure by gathering and analyzing project data. They take into account everything including materials, equipment, labor, project size, and schedule of the project. Construction cost estimators work for construction and engineering firms and provide cost estimates […]