Concrete saw Partner Industrial Products offers the K 950 Ring Saw. Its unique roller system drives the blade from the outside edge, rather than the center, making this tool ideal for deep-cutting concrete construction and demolition, as well as plumbing and rescue work. This is the first 14-inch gas-powered saw with a 10-inch cutting depth. […]
End with a bang!
Structural Engineer – the magazine crafted to be your resource for design and specification – will end this year with a bang by sponsoring our new event, the Structural Engineers’ Buildings Conference & Expo, Dec. 1-2, at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago. When we conceived this event, our goal was to bring the magazine to life” for the readers by featuring three educational tracks: Codes & Guidelines, Project & Business Management, and Design & Analysis, as well as by offering an exposition to view the latest products and services.Comparing this month’s columns and features with the conference program, I’d say we did just that.
For December 2005
Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. (SSR), an engineering design and facility consulting firm headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., hired Daniel Sours as structural engineer. Sours, who will work in the firm’s Memphis office, will be responsible for analysis and design of structural elements to ensure they comply with proper building codes and production of design drawings. Sours […]
Building greener, building better
Blended cements combine portland cement with one or more supplementary cementing materials (SCM), including slag cement, fly ash, and silica fume.They can trace their lineage back to the volcanic pozzolans that the ancient Romans used to make cement.They’ve been used – and continue to be used – in highprofile engineering projects ranging from large dams to highly secure government buildings.
Assessing the damage
This work gets you away from your comfort zone, the office, and into the field where you have to rely on your practical and experienced judgment to identify the signs of distress and the probable causes. Structural engineers spend a great deal of time designing for wind and seismic events, however, it is a rare opportunity to see and understand firsthand the outcome of such an event.