What is a Structural Engineering Inspection?
A structural engineering inspection is a visual inspection, typically performed to validate that a building or home is free from any structural damage. This is done by a structural engineer on the building’s weight-bearing, seismic, and wind restraint components, such as the foundation, columns, framing, beams, etc. It involves analyzing specific elements of the building, […]
What are the requirements of a good building construction estimator?
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 […]
Why do you need a building engineer for your building project?
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 […]
Why Are On-Site Structural Evaluations Important?
Every building has a lifespan. When its materials have to function beyond it, they may deteriorate and cause structural damage. Factors such as poor construction practices, overloading, moisture, and termite infestations can reduce a building’s lifespan, while earlier code adaptations leave older homes at risk of perilous earthquake damage. If you’re a homeowner, discovering sagging […]