Tag: construction

Material Recycling: A Sustainable Approach to Demolition and Transformation

By Michael Leopold Should a building be demolished? That is a question many owners face when deciding what to do with an existing property. Cost, schedule, and operational impacts are all important considerations. From the perspective of environmental/sustainability considerations, it would be beneficial to reuse whenever possible. The fewer structures that are razed means more… Read More »

Unseen Project Details Play Important Roles

By Bruce Morrow, PLA, LEED AP A “welcome” sign on a newly completed project doesn’t tell the entire story of technical challenges designers overcame between the drawing board and the construction site. Challenging design questions are often answered with hidden – but vital – design elements. Here are a few examples: Can Heavy Artwork Panels… Read More »

Florida Committee Heads off Construction Conflicts among Utilities, FDOT, Contractors

By Bruce Herrington Sometimes the two greatest tools at an engineer’s disposal are a phone and the right number to call. One day not too long ago, one of our clients, a major telecom firm, found itself facing a potential delay claim due to not having its facilities relocated along a section of a roadway… Read More »