Converting White Street Landfill Gas to Energy in Greensboro
Published on July 8, 2019 by Structural Innovations in Structural Engineering

Job Profile: White street landfill gas to energy Location: Greensboro, NC Description: Structural Innovations Engineering & Consulting, PC was selected to perform engineering services on this landfill gas to energy project based on our strong experience in the power sector. The U.S. Department of Energy has supported landfill gas collection as an alternative to traditional energy sources (i.e. Natural […]

Parking Deck Inspection – Our Precast Concrete Parking Deck Showcase
Published on May 17, 2019 by Structural Innovations in Parking Deck Structural Inspections

Job Profile:  Parking Deck Inspection Location:  Charlotte, NC Capacity: 1,144 vehicles Construction type:  Precast concrete Description: The parking deck is a three-story precast concrete parking deck.  The deck structure is approximately 425’-1” wide x 286’-0” long and was initially constructed in 2011.  Structural Innovations Engineering & Consulting was retained to provide a visual observation on […]

Everything You Need to Know About Charlotte, NC Home Inspections
Published on March 26, 2019 by Structural Innovations in Structural Inspections

Are you getting ready to buy a house in the Charlotte metro area? If so, here are some considerations and suggestions to help guide you through the Charlotte, NC home inspection process. After searching through hundreds of MLS listings, attending several open houses, and working with a realtor for weeks or months, you have finally made […]

Pros and Cons of Vaulted Ceilings in Houses
Published on March 8, 2019 by Structural Innovations in Roofing

After living in your home for a few years, you may be wanting to add some new architectural details to your living room, dining room, bedroom, or office.  Your eight-foot ceilings might be making you feel a bit claustrophobic, and you are wondering how you can add some height and intrigue to your rooms. If […]

Recommendations from Structural Engineering Companies when Building in Charlotte, North Carolina  
Published on February 18, 2019 by Structural Innovations in Structural Engineering

Whether you are looking to construct a new home, office building, skyscraper, or industrial warehouse in Charlotte, North Carolina, you should consider these recommendations from Charlotte engineering companies to make sure that your project is feasible, and meets building regulations. The time has come for you to realize your vision of a building a new […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Selecting Construction and Building Materials
Published on February 7, 2019 by Structural Innovations in Structural Engineering

There are many different types of construction and building materials from which to choose when planning to create a new bridge, fabricate a new roof, or erect a new home or office building. You can design and manufacture a concrete or steel bridge, a metal or wood roof, or a brick or stone office building—and […]

The Biggest Challenges to Hinder Advances in Structural Engineering
Published on January 23, 2019 by Structural Innovations in Structural Engineering

Although there have been major advances in structural engineering over the past few decades, that does not mean that the industry has become any less challenging.  In fact, advances in structural engineering have made the industry even more complex due to companies having to keep up with technological innovations, and by finding ways to incorporate […]

The Differences Between Civil and Structural Engineering
Published on January 23, 2019 by Structural Innovations in Structural Engineering

Recognizing the ways in which civil and structural engineering companies differ is important when you are planning to hire out for a construction or renovation project. However, it is equally as important to understand how these two unique types of engineering companies work in conjunction with each other to create and manage infrastructures. The terms […]

Structural Innovation’s 10th Anniversary in Structural Engineering Services
Published on September 10, 2018 by Structural Innovations in Structural Engineering

A leader in structural engineering services, Structural Innovations Engineering & Consulting, PC is happy to announce it’s 10th anniversary. Structural Innovations was founded in 2008, and we’ve been providing high level structural engineering services ever since. Over those 10 years, much has changed. Shortly after our company was founded, the nation’s economy rapidly contracted in the […]

Industrial Buildings: Common Structural Issues
Published on March 29, 2018 by Structural Innovations in Industrial Structural

Industrial buildings are a critical component of the American economy.  The manufacturing sector is the backbone of America and it’s inside industrial buildings where men and women of this country churn out goods that are used at home and abroad.   Any event that temporarily shuts down production in these facilities can have devastating effects on […]

Reclaim The Empty Space of A Vaulted Ceiling
Published on February 13, 2018 by Structural Innovations in Structural Design

A common building trend extending from the 1990’s and into the 2000’s was to create large open spaces in homes.  This typically resulted in two-story open Foyers and Dens which gave a sense of spaciousness and volume.  While aesthetically pleasing, two-story vaulted ceilings can represent lost opportunity.  Through the years, homeowners have realized the potential […]

Structural Engineering of a Truss Design
Published on November 10, 2017 by Structural Innovations in Residential Structural Inspections

Trusses are a common system used to support structures over a large span of space.  It consists of a frame of axially loaded members that are either in tension or compression and are interconnected at the joints.  Trusses are structurally engineered to be efficient structural systems where every component is critical to the long-term durability […]

What You Need to Know Before Building Your Backyard Deck
Published on October 18, 2017 by Structural Innovations in Residential Structural Inspections

Decks are a common residential feature used throughout the United States.  Deck building codes, until recently, lacked clear guidance from local jurisdictions on proper construction practices.  The methods of construction and framing of decks were left solely to the judgment of the contractor, handyman or homeowner.  If the individuals in charge of construction were not […]

Get Your Playground Structurally Inspected
Published on June 30, 2016 by Structural Innovations in Structural Inspections

Have You Had Your Playground Inspected? We all know it’s important to have buildings and homes inspected. It’s equally important to have a structural engineer inspection for your local playgrounds. Playgrounds are popular recreational outlets for families with children. Municipalities, schools, neighborhoods and more are increasingly building larger playgrounds with many features designed to keep […]

Thermal Considerations According to Steel Structures
Published on August 27, 2015 by Structural Innovations in Structural Engineering

Building design requires more thought than just enough substance to support its own weight. Thermal considerations are important to the structural engineer to provide energy efficiency to a building. Heating and cooling averages 25% of energy costs in a commercial building and 40% in residential. Due to rising costs of power and environmental concerns this […]

Structural Steel Solutions: Your Innovative Building Systems
Published on April 27, 2015 by Structural Innovations in Structural Design

Structural steel is highly popular in developed countries and commonly utilized for commercial and industrial structures; its use in the residential arena is increasing. Utilization of steel has proven to be more sustainable, affordable and flexible than concrete. Our structural engineers are adept at designing with structural steel for all types of structures. Structural Steel […]

Civil vs. Structural Engineers: Distinguishing Between The Disciplines
Published on April 6, 2015 by Structural Innovations in Structural Engineering

Structural engineers and civil engineers operate in similar arenas and people often confuse the roles and responsibility of each. This month our team would like to help you distinguish between the two fields with the information found in this article. Structural Engineers Structural engineering is a sub-division of civil engineering. It involves the analysis, design, construction […]

Five Essential Qualities of a Structural Engineer You Should Work With
Published on February 17, 2015 by Structural Innovations in Structural Engineering

Structural engineering involves analysis and design of structures that can withstand any operating and environmental loading conditions. Structural engineers work closely with other professionals in the construction industry. They engage in every phase of the project; from the onset to its completion. To be a great structural engineer, one must have these five qualities. Creative […]

Common Types of Failures in a Steel Structure
Published on January 7, 2015 by Structural Innovations in Structural Design

Structural engineers design buildings and other structures to resist a wide variety of forces. The different types of forces include the mass of the contents of the structure including the structure itself; transient forces from the occupancy of the structure (i.e. people moving inside the structure, equipment operating inside the structure, etc…); and environmental forces […]

Structural Engineer Spotlight: What is Seismic Retrofication?
Published on September 17, 2014 by Structural Innovations in Seismic Design

Seismic retrofication is the process of enhancing building structures for the purpose of preventing seismic activity that will most likely cause damage. Structural engineers are responsible for seeing these projects through to completion. The importance of the practice is to prevent damages that occur due to earthquake shock waves. It is therefore common to find […]