What is a Steel Structure Failure? How It’s Detected and Remedied
Published on August 1, 2023 by Structural Innovations in Structural Engineering

If one aspect of humanity stands as a testament to our progress over the years, it’s our architectural achievements. From the earliest huts to today’s skyscrapers, our structures have evolved as a testament to our technological prowess. Among the many materials we use, steel stands out for its strength, versatility, and endurance. But even the […]

How Does a Foundation Inspection Work?
Published on July 1, 2023 by Structural Innovations in Structural Inspections

A foundation inspection is a thorough analysis of a building’s base, carried out by professional structural engineers. It is not a routine process many might overlook, and it carries profound significance in ensuring the safety, value, and regulatory compliance of a structure. The process of a structural engineer foundation inspection serves to reveal underlying structural […]

Civil vs. Structural Engineers: Distinguishing Between The Disciplines
Published on June 1, 2023 by Structural Innovations in Structural Engineering

Distinguishing between the roles and responsibilities of civil engineers and structural engineers often leads to confusion due to their closely-knit operations. For those contemplating hiring either a civil engineer or a structural engineer for a project, our team has compiled this comprehensive guide to clarify their distinctive roles, diving deeper into each field, providing examples […]

How Structural Engineer Home Inspections Uncover Hidden Issues
Published on May 1, 2023 by Structural Innovations in Residential Structural Inspections

Structural engineers can play an integral role in inspecting and verifying the safety of a home. Whether you’re shopping for a home, preparing for a major renovation, or you need to assess your current dwelling, an engineer can perform a thorough review to help you identify any areas of concern as well as the extent […]

5 Room Addition Ideas for Small Homes
Published on April 1, 2023 by Structural Innovations in Structural Additions

Working in a volatile market like residential real estate can create frequent boom and bust periods for contractors in regions across the United States. Depending on home prices, interest rates, and available properties, buyer habits can influence the type of work that construction and renovation professionals are involved in. For many homeowners that may not […]

What to Look for When Hiring a Structural Engineer
Published on March 1, 2023 by Structural Innovations in Structural Engineering

Structural engineers are responsible for designing, analyzing, and overseeing the construction of buildings, bridges, and other structures. However, finding the right engineer for your project can be challenging, especially when working on a large-scale project. Today, we’re going to cover everything you need to know about finding the right structural engineer for your own building […]

Structural Additions – How To Plan And Build A Home Addition
Published on January 30, 2023 by Structural Innovations in Structural Additions

Structural additions to single family homes can be a great way to increase the size and value of your property. Whether it is an addition to increase storage space, or a larger extension for an additional bedroom or living area, making structural changes to a home is a great way to invest in its future. […]

Structural Repairs – An Overview of Foundation Repairs
Published on January 30, 2023 by Structural Innovations in Structural Engineering

Structural repairs of residential foundations are essential for maintaining a home’s integrity and safety. While modern building materials, such as concrete, are designed to be durable, foundations can eventually develop cracks that may affect their ability to support the structure properly. In the piedmont regions of North Carolina and South Carolina, these cracks are generally […]

Structural Engineering Forensic Investigations – What Are They?
Published on January 30, 2023 by Structural Innovations in Forensic Structural Investigations

Structural engineering forensic investigations involve the investigation of structural failures to determine the cause of the failure, while considering factors such as design, construction, maintenance, and operation. They also involve analyzing and evaluating the evidence at hand to identify the most likely cause of failure in a building, bridge, or other structural system. Structural engineering […]

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 a lost opportunity.  Through the years, homeowners have realized the […]