Category: Engineering

Pipe Goes Bang!

Executive Summary Any noise beyond liquid simply flowing in a pipe is likely not a good thing. Two potentially dangerous noises in pipes/pumping systems are water hammer and cavitation. What Noises are “bad” Noises? Whether it’s water in your own pipes at home, or you’re in a pump station with, […]

Optimizing the Contractor’s Professional Engineer

Executive summary. Do you often need a professional engineer to facilitate the construction at your projects? Here’s how to pick your engineer and to guarantee the quickest turnaround of the product you need. Needing a professional engineer. You have traffic control, concrete formwork, deep excavations, shored trenches, worker tie-offs, or […]

Laos: Infrastructure / Means & Methods

Executive Summary. You’re probably reading this from America or Canada. Ever wonder what the infrastructure and construction means and methods are like in a smaller less developed country like Laos? [For those who haven’t tapped into Google yet to find out where Laos is, it’s a landlocked country adjacent to […]

Cracks in Construction

Executive Summary. Cracks in construction provide information to a superintendent. We identify what you’re seeing and what it could mean in specific scenarios. Where are cracks seen? Cracks are seen in naturally occurring materials and construction materials used in the building process. Cracks can occur in Timber Concrete Soil What […]

Unit Conversion

Executive Summary Converting from one unit of measure to another is critical for any position of management in a construction company. Using the internet is one way of doing it but knowing the simple process of fraction multiplication and the value of the number “1” gets it done too. Unit […]