Embracing Threshold Inspections

In the world of construction, safety is the foundation of every successful project. From the day we break ground to the day the building opens up for daily use, there must be a team dedicated to ensuring the building’s structural integrity to prevent potential disaster. Sometimes the news they bring may be less than thrilling, but inspectors are the unsung heroes of the construction industry. The final report may Read More

3D Modeling & AI Is Revolutionizing Design and Construction

The field of engineering is constantly evolving with its pursuit of cutting-edge technology. Many industry professionals praise the incorporation of 3D modeling and artificial intelligence (AI) in everyday design. These powerful tools continue to revolutionize the way we approach design and how we organize projects. Although AI, in particular, is still a work in progress, there are many benefits to incorporating Read More

Key Factors to Consider When Looking for an Engineering Firm

Every construction project has components that are required before breaking ground. Permits, appropriate insurance, project plans, and of course, an experienced team of professionals who can bring it all together. Engineers are an essential part of every project and play a critical role in the planning, design, and execution of construction projects, but finding the right person for the job isn’t always easy. There Read More

Working As a Community to Make More Resilient Cities

Major cities worldwide are seeing rapid population growth, which leads to an extensive need for housing and infrastructure for support. As Miami continues to grow, the city is facing complex issues like urban sprawl, rising sea levels, and extreme weather. However, like all problems engineers face, there isn’t one that can’t be solved. There are already efforts underway to make more sustainable and resilient cities Read More

The Future of Structural Engineering

The construction industry is one of the most innovative and fast-paced industries in the world. Every building needs regular maintenance and upgrades, which is why inspections are an essential part of engineering. Explosive technological advancements in robotics and AI systems have had a significant impact on the industry, which will likely enable more efficient construction and more sustainable building practices. Read More

Sustainability In Construction and Design

The environmental impact of buildings and their construction is a growing concern for consumers, builders, and politicians. The most common topic has been the rising cost of goods, and the diminishing availability of the necessary materials. “Sustainability” is a hot-button issue, but it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what that means and what action to take. In this post, we will examine sustainability practices in Read More

The Challenges of Designing for Florida’s Unique Climate

Structural engineering practices work the same essentially everywhere buildings are made, but some structures require specific considerations that depend on the climate and landscape that surrounds them. Countries like Japan have a lot of seismic activity which gives engineers a unique challenge to make sure the building has the stability to become a high-rise but remains flexible enough to withstand an earthquake Read More

Benefits of Outsourcing Your Engineers

There are many benefits to having full-time engineering staff in an architecture firm or construction business. You have an on-site resource to consult, and you have the opportunity to build trust with an individual who can learn to understand your business and personnel needs. There’s also the added element of quality control. Someone you hired has been personally vetted to meet all your requirements. But what Read More

How to Hire the Right Project Manager

Behind every successful project, there is a team of skilled and qualified professionals that went the extra mile. Foremost among them is the project manager who handled all of the details that brought everything together. At DDA Engineers, we’ve worked with some outstanding project managers and are sharing some tips for hiring the best ones. What Does a Project Manager Do? A better question would be, what does a Read More

What are the basics of structural engineering?

Structural engineering is the backbone of building new structures and remodeling existing ones. However, understanding the basics of structural engineering can go a long way in helping ensure you are in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations. This way, you can save time and money as you formulate your building plans. What Is Structural Engineering? Structural engineering involves the process of Read More