Categories for Structural Engineer

The Benefits of Wood-Based Shear Walls

July 27, 2021

Unless you’re an architect, builder or engineer, you may not have any reason to understand shear walls. However, when you’re building a structure, knowing the difference between difference types of walls helps guarantee you get the right kind of construction for your project. Shear walls are built to resist lateral forces like wind and seismic activity, as opposed to walls that keep the building standing upright. Almost all buildings have external shear walls, but usually, only larger buildings include internal shear walls. There are certain challenges associated with shear walls—door and window placement being a major one—but their uses are... View Article

What Is BIM and Why Do You Need It?

May 17, 2021

Technology has been transformative for many industries, and architecture is no exception. Building information modeling (BIM) is a relatively new technology that could revolutionize the architecture industry. Read on for BIM explained to learn more about how it can impact your next project in Hudson, CO. What is BIM? BIM uses a single digital model of a building that everyone involved with a project can access or modify. BIM may be useful to architects, clients, suppliers, builders and environmental managers. While 2D documentation had long been the industry norm, the emergence of 3D modeling allows for analysis and optimization for... View Article

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

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

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