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Why Engineering?

Proper engineering should produce a product that is safe, pleasingly aesthetic, and makes good economic sense. There is not “a design” that will work for every one in every situation. Often, the process will require several iterations or presentations of different solutions before a final judgment can be made. Judgment may be based on, among other things, costs of labor, transportation and material, fabricator preferences or construction and erection challenges.

Engineering, when involved early in a project, can produce high returns especially in “what if situations” or in predicting fabrication or construction interference problems. There is only one correct way to design a structure; however, there can be many different outcomes that are still correct.

Even if you don’t use us, have your equipment evaluated by competent sources prior to installation. This could save you headaches and time further down the road, especially if your customer or his/her inspector has questions. Please avoid the “Well we’ve done it that way for 20 years” mindset. Things change, not that the structure is now unsafe; it may just require updating to bring into “Latest Edition” code compliance. Embrace change and stay in the forefront. Prudent engineering requires this.

Did you know?

In the U.S. there are many branches of Engineering, some or which are: Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Mining, and Petroleum. Even though the licensing tests differ, all receive the same P. E. designation.

It takes at least eight years to become a Professional Engineer. The requirements are a minimum four year Bachelor’s degree from a college certified by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and, to work under a licensed Professional Engineer for a minimum of four years after graduating.