Posts Categorized: Structural Engineering

The Daily Responsibilities of a Structural Engineer

In the past, we’ve talked about what a structural engineer does while on the job and why you need one, but we know that a lot of people are bound to have questions about what it is we do just on a day-to-day basis. Structural engineering is much more than just the exciting building aspects… Read more »

The Difference Between a Structural Engineer and an Architect

There are a couple of reasons why some individuals have a hard time differentiating between structural engineers and architects. For one, when you look at the job description for each, they can sound a bit similar and for two, you can often see them working side by side on a variety of projects. But alas,… Read more »

What Lego Blocks Can Teach Us About Structural Engineering

Nine times out of ten, if you mention Lego blocks to anyone, they won’t be able to help themselves from picturing children linking various colored blocks together on the living room floor. We don’t even think about the fact that subconsciously, they are mentally configuring the best way to use the building blocks to build… Read more »

Top Graduate Schools for Structural Engineering

Last week, we mentioned that with the engineering industry on the rise, there is more of a need for talented individuals in the field. For those of you who have developed an interest in structural engineering and are looking to take your education a step further, we may have just a few great suggestions for… Read more »

Things are Looking Good for the Engineering Industry in 2013

Each time that we slide into a new year, predictions of how the next twelve months will pan out tend to pop up at every corner – especially in business. Experts from every industry under the sun pop their heads up and give us their two cents, and those in the engineering industry are no… Read more »

When Should you Contact a Structural Engineer?

When it comes to putting together the proper materials for any sort of truss system, there is an exceptional amount of planning and execution that goes into the whole process.  With this in mind, how do you know when it’s the right time to call your structural engineer and let him know that you are… Read more »

Do You Need a Stamped Structural Report, Regardless of Which State you take a Structure to?

When you do business throughout various regions of the country, you’ll find that each individual state has its own specifications when it comes to the stamping requirements of an engineer. However, it seems that when it comes to structural reports, the overall consensus is that there is very little wiggle room. For those who are… Read more »

What is a Wind Action Plan?

Having built quite a few structures for outdoor events, the professionals at James Thomas Engineering know how important good weather conditions can be for the success of an event. However, it is imperative that, when dealing with structures of this magnitude, you have certain procedures in place, in the off-chance that a storm comes barreling… Read more »