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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Structural Engineering with Shipping Containers
Published on June 5, 2014 by Structural Innovations in Structural Engineering

A modern invention resulting from the globalization of the world economies has been the steel shipping container. Steel containers are utilized today to transport finished products from developing to developed economies. Conversely, the containers are also used to transport recyclable goods from developed to developing economies to fuel the demand of raw materials needed for […]

Structural Innovations Goes Hollywood!
Published on April 14, 2014 by Structural Innovations in Structural Engineering Structural Inspections

Structural Innovations has had the great opportunity to work with production crews of hit TV series such as Banshee and Homeland! Our role has varied between performing site safety analyses to determine if existing structures are safe to work in and around, to performing load-rating analysis of existing structures for support of production equipment (i.e. lighting, […]

What Can A Structural Engineer Firm Do For You?
Published on February 10, 2014 by Structural Innovations in Structural Engineering

Have you been wondering how structures like Eiffel tower in France or the tallest building in Dubai came into being? These ingenious pieces of engineering came into being through the knowledge of structural engineers. So what is structural engineering? It’s a branch of engineering that deals with design and analysis of structures to resist or support […]

The Best When It Comes To Covering Your Home: Steel Roofing
Published on December 3, 2013 by Structural Innovations in Roofing Structural Engineering

The best upgrade you can do to your home is to install a steel roof. It’s also an investment that costs you once and lasts for over 30 years. It’s durable and resistant to inclement weather conditions, and just what your home needs for long lasting protection from the harsh elements. Whether it’s straight or […]

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