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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…

Myths vs. Realities of Physical Security

IEI routinely conducts peer reviews of both structural and physical security designs on behalf of the federal government. This is where we noticed the gap between theory and incorporation of physical security into the design documents. This appears to be the result of a couple of myths in the field of physical security, often referred…

How to Assess the Condition of Your Parking Structure

Whether your parking structure is a multi-level garage or a few below-grade levels under a high-rise building, proactive condition assessment and diligent maintenance are imperative.  If problems are ignored, the harsh environment in garages, including corrosive deicing chemicals, freeze-thaw cycling, and the stress of thousands of vehicles traversing the deck, will quickly accelerate deterioration into…

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…

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