Field Testing for Reinforced Concrete

Want to know the health of your concrete structure? Want to upgrade your concrete structure but don’t have as-built structural drawings? Non-destructive and minimally invasive concrete field testing can determine the health of your concrete structure and predict its useful remaining life. It can also determine or verify the reinforcement in your concrete structure. Non-destructive … Read more

Best Practices for Concrete Work during Cold Weather

With record cold temperatures sweeping across the United States this winter, cold temperature is at the forefront of most people’s minds. As a building owner or property manager, you’ve likely been thinking about how the weather will be affecting your properties. If you’re in the middle of a construction or repair project, cold weather can … Read more

Surfside Condo Collapse, One Year Later: What We Know

Since the Champlain Towers Collapse in Surfside Florida, we have had numerous requests to perform structural condition assessments. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Construction Safety Team (NCST) is pursuing a dozen failure scenarios and are anticipating a Final Report next year (2023). In 2018 a Condition Assessment Report was issued on … Read more

Blast Design & Physical Security

The job of a blast design engineer is to understand the risk and consequences of an explosive event, and then to develop methods for reducing the potential harm caused to people and critical assets. How can you be sure your building is protected and built with the latest standards in physical security? A prevailing myth … Read more

Advantages of Thermal Imaging During a Building Envelope Inspection

Infrared (IR) thermal imaging is the measurement of surface temperatures. However, to the trained eye it is much more than that. Thermal images, when analyzed by an expert, can provide valuable insight to many problems during a building envelope inspection that would otherwise be difficult to identify or diagnose. Three common types of deficiencies that … Read more

What is Commercial Construction Management?

Commercial construction is a huge industry, and as the economy grows, commercial buildings are necessary for creating more space for more workers as population growth and business cycles also grow. Commercial construction projects are all unique. Every business owner has a different vision of their design and the structure of their building depending on the … Read more

Legionnaires’ Disease: COVID-19 for Buildings?

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In July 1976, the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Legion held its annual state convention at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia. About 4,000 members attended. In the days that followed the convention, 221 of the attendees became ill and 34 died from a mystery form of pneumonia. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) immediately began … Read more

What to Look for in an Engineering Company

Are you close to the finish line for college graduation? You’ve been working hard for years, and it’s time for that work to pay off as you search for your dream job. Getting your foot in the door at a great engineering company can be intimidating and challenging. What should you look for in an … Read more

IEI Staff Engineer Stephen Morgan Obtains PSP Certification

We are very proud to announce that our very own Stephen L. Morgan PSP has passed his ASIS Physical Security Professional (PSP) exam!   The 2.5 hour exam covers a wide variety of Physical Security domains such as: Physical Security Assessment Application, Design, and Integration of Physical Security Systems Implementation of Physical security measures. According … Read more