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 … Read more

How to win a Yeti Cooler from Innovative Engineering Inc.

Innovative Engineering Inc. (IEI) is giving away customized Yeti Roadie 20 Coolers. Last week IEI exhibited at the 2019 National Parking Association Convention at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort near Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. They conducted the “Candy Crane” competition to see who could use a remote controlled backhoe to transfer the largest amount of … Read more


One question that I was asked during a recent presentation was “What are the differences in materials between then and now and what improvements have been made to increase durability of parking structures?” I’m sure the question was relative to recent history. However, there are Roman structures such as the Colosseum and the Pantheon that … Read more

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 … Read more

Budgeting Maintenance Costs in Parking Structures

A great time was had by all at the Florida Parking and Transportation Association (FPTA) Conference in December at the Sawgrass Resort, Florida. My seminar on Parking Structure Maintenance was well attended, and | received a lot of good questions. One of the questions was how much to budget for maintenance. This was covered briefly … Read more

4 Things You Need To Know About OSHA 1910 Subpart D

OSHA 1910 Subpart D Window Washer

Keeping employees safe by complying with OSHA’s fall protection requirements is a priority for building owners and property managers. The new OSHA rule, which was published on November 17th, 2016, sets new provisions for work performed at heights. These new provisions may leave owners and managers wondering what has changed and what their timeline is … Read more

IEI Sustaining Member of the Month, Brian Dance Presents Overview of Firm at SAME Atlanta

As an SAME Sustaining Member of the Month, Brian L. Dance, PE, SE, presented an overview of Innovative Engineering Inc’s (IEI) capabilities and experience as a part of the SAME Atlanta Post November Luncheon. The featured program for the November luncheon was titled: What’s In A Team? The Ins & Outs of Joint Ventures (JVs) … Read more

Promising Opportunities at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport with Improvements Estimated at $1 Billion in Construction

With more than 20 years experience working at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (H-JAIA), Innovative Engineering Inc – structural engineers, are excited about the airport beginning the final stages of completing its capital improvement program.  The objective of this $1 billion in improvements to be completed over the next decade is to allow the Airport … Read more

Weiland and Morgan to Present Practical Application of Physical Security Criteria at SAME JETS Nashville

DoD Minimum Anti-Terrorism Standards for Buildings – UFC 4-010-01.   Scott L. Weiland PE and Stephen L. Morgan EI, physical security specialists and structural engineers at IEI in Atlanta, will be featured speaker’s at this year’s 2015 South Central/South Atlantic Joint Engineer Training Symposium (JETS) hosted by the Society of American Military Engineers Nashville and Fort … Read more

Structural Intern Sam Watts Wins SAME -Atlanta 2015 Scholarship

Innovative Engineering, Inc. (IEI) is pleased to announce that Sam Watts, a structural engineering intern at IEI in Atlanta, has won the 2015 – 2016 Al Rowe and Sy Liebmann Scholarship sponsored by the Atlanta Post Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).  The honor from SAME recognizes students with serious scholastic aptitude, good character, leadership … Read more