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Types of Shoring and Their Uses

April 12, 2021

Shoring is a (usually) temporary form of support, used when constructing or renovating a building. Since these processes often involve excavation, it’s important to keep the earth from collapsing around the newly excavated space. Shoring can also be used to provide support to walls while the building is being renovated or retrofitted. If your project requires shoring, it’s wise to hire skilled shoring civil engineers in Hudson, CO. They’ll understand which kind of shoring to use for any project. Here is an overview of the different types of shoring, and how they’re commonly used: Contiguous pile shoring: This type of... View Article

Have Your Egress Windows Failed? We Can Help

March 29, 2021

Does your basement have an egress window—and more importantly, does it work the way it should? Egress windows are large windows in a basement that allow people to escape in case of emergency. They also add natural light and ventilation, which makes your basement a more pleasant place to work, sleep or relax. However, some egress windows can fail. Read on to find out what kind of problems you may have with egress window installation in Hudson, CO. Bad installation Installing an egress window affects both the structure of your home as well as how waterproof your basement may be.... View Article

What to Expect in Denver Real Estate in 2021

March 11, 2021

From the endless outdoor activities to the 300 days of sunshine, Denver is arguably one of the country’s best cities. And people are starting to realize it, too—Denver is consistently ranked in the top 10 lists of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. Due to the booming population growth, Denver, CO real estate has become quite interesting over the past few years. Continue reading to learn what buyers and sellers can expect this year. Tons of demand With more people moving to the area and those already in Denver trying to buy homes, the housing demand is through the roof.... View Article

Structural Design Explained

February 25, 2021

Structural engineering and design are our primary services at High Plains Engineering & Design, LLC, but we’ve found that many people who aren’t in our industry don’t quite know what structural design is or what structural engineers do in Hudson, CO. We’re here to clear up any confusion! Continue reading to learn all about structural design and how our services can benefit you. What is structural design? In the simplest sense, structural engineering is the practice of investigating the strength and stability of a structure. After a structural analysis, a project manager can rest easy knowing that the building will... View Article

Five Roles of Engineers in Construction

February 13, 2021

Construction engineering and management in Hudson, CO tackles the design, planning and building of structures. It applies to residential and commercial structures because even the most basic house requires planning to build it on time and keep it structurally sound. Engineers are a big part of this, and construction engineering management ensures no consideration is overlooked, whether it be soil integrity, drainage or efficiency. Here are five roles construction engineers and their managers perform during projects: Big picture planning: Construction engineers use computer software to create plans, design electrical systems and plumbing networks and work with land and regulatory elements.... View Article