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What makes IFMA truly a global organization?

In the conflicted world we live in today, members of IFMA (International Facilities Management Association) should be proud to be a part of a truly global organization. Innovative Engineering Inc. (IEI) was recently selected to present on Parking Structure Maintenance at the IFMA World Workplace at the convention center in Phoenix, Arizona. The presentation, given…

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…

Vehicle Barrier System Testing Saves Owners Money

Project Background A client recently purchased an office building and while completing their due diligence, decided that the attached parking structure needed restoration work. The client hired Innovative Engineering Inc. for restoration engineering and to determine if the structure met code requirements. At first glance, the vehicle guardrail system, composed of steel pipe embedded into…