For March 2005
Wallace Engineering, a Tulsa-based structural and civil engineering firm, announced the addition of Doug Antwiler, P.E. Antwiler joined the firm as a senior design engineer and will work primarily on commercial retail structures. He started his career at Wallace in 1993, before leaving in 1996 to work in manufacturing, designing components of power generation facilities around the world. An twiler received his bachelor’s in civil engineering from Arizona State University and his master’s in civil engineering from Texas A&M University.
Opportunities for building
In December 2004, the Brookings Institution’s Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy published Toward a New Metropolis: The Opportunity To Rebuild America.” In this report, author Arthur C. Nelson, Ph.D., examines a series of projected trends at the national, state, and metropolitan level to determine the estimated demand for new housing, commercial, and industrial space during the next quarter century. Of his many findings, two struck me as most important:
However, if the necessary energy and effort is applied during the project conception, raw materials selection, mixture design, and construction phases of a project, the potential benefits in terms of future repair and rehabilitation cost savings are great. For structures where maintenance is highly inconvenient or costly – such as concrete bridge decks in urban, high-traffic areas – the durability of the structure must be considered vital.