Top Software for Structural Engineers and Other Construction Professionals

Though there are seemingly endless options for software that design and construction professionals can use when collaborating on a project, some software stands above the rest. As we have provided structural engineering services for more than 50 years on a wide variety of projects, we have experience with just about any software out there. We have compiled a collection of some particularly useful and effective Read More

Changes to Florida Building Code Effective Jan. 1, 2021

Amid the chaotic and tumultuous year we’ve just had, it’s understandable for the mandatory three-year update to the Florida Building Code (FBC) to slip the minds of construction professionals across the state. Throughout 202 (and well before that), countless meetings were held to optimize the FBC in order to lay out standards. The ultimate goal, of course, is to secure the health and general wellbeing of building Read More

Differences Between Design-Build and Design-Bid-Build

The number of different project delivery methods available to construction owners and developers has increased in recent years, as firms are innovating new ideas to complete projects efficiently. There is still plenty of room for the traditional methods, though. Two of those tried-and-true delivery methods are design-build and design-bid-build, which we will cover in this blog.  Design-Build In this system, the owner Read More

An Overview of Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Building Information Modeling, or BIM for short, is a process for creating and managing construction project information across the lifecycle of the project.  At its core is the Building Information Model, which is a digital 3D representation of every aspect of a build asset. A BIM model uses information assembled by the project team to model the components and tools used during the construction process, resulting in Read More

What to Expect at a Threshold Inspection

Florida Statute 553.71 defines a threshold building as any structure that: has a height that exceeds three stories or 50 feet OR has an assembly occupancy classification of over 5,000 square feet and 500 people If you own a property under construction that meets these criteria, it requires a threshold inspection. The purpose is to increase the safety of the building’s structural components, the failure of which Read More