Structural Engineering Blog

Atlanta Louisville Los Angeles Seattle

COVID-19: How to Screen your Employees

Thermography is an imaging technique using infrared (IR) cameras to measure surface temperatures of objects. Infrared cameras use infrared radiation in the same way that a common camera creates an image using visible light. People and objects release radiation as a function of their temperature. Thermal imaging cameras can pick up this radiation and use…

Drones: The Next Security Threat?

Over the past couple decades, drone technology has advanced at a spectacular rate. Global Positioning Systems, accelerometers, and lightweight components have made drones cheaper, more accessible, and better performing than ever before. There is a nearly limitless number of applications for commercial drone flight, including photography, videography, agriculture, search-and-rescue operations, land surveying, and more. Recreational…

Fall Protection Regulations 101

Building a new facility or headquarters for your company is exciting but it can be a large task. Planning can take months, and as an employer, an owner, or building manager, your job is to ensure the safety of everyone involved during construction and when the building is occupied. OSHA requires fall protection for any…

Why You Should Inspect Your Roof

Facilities often go year after year without having a comprehensive roof inspection. Managers trust that the roof is sound and even at times ignore obvious issues. Symptoms such as cracking, pooling water, and accumulating debris can indicate a significant problem. A proper inspection of the roof surface can head off a more expensive repair or…