Cement and Concrete

Cement and concrete are often used interchangeably but cement is actually an ingredient of concrete. Concrete is a mix of sand, crushed gravel/rock, water and portland cement. Concrete actually gets stronger as it ages.

First Deep Freeze of 2020

It’s the first deep freeze of 2020! Extreme cold is really hard on our infrastructure. As civil engineers, our job is to ensure that we build resilient structures that can withstand our extreme climate conditions here in Alberta. The wire tension of power lines can double as it contracts in a deep freeze. Although more …

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Commercial and Industrial Inspections

We are trained engineering professionals that conduct comprehensive inspections for commercial and industrial buildings. We will evaluate any deficiencies, safety concerns and conduct property condition assessments on behalf of insurance companies, lawyers, corporations, financial institutes and/or personal investors.

Mitigating Project Overages

What are the top 3 reasons construction projects go over budget?1) Projects have budgets and working in teams often disperses that responsibility. One person has to own the budget. One person needs to be accountable for the budget and provide regular updates to the client and team members.2) Unclear project scope and goals. Project scopes …

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Hydrostatic Pressure

Hydrostatic pressure forms when water saturates the soil surrounding a building foundation. This is when we start to see cracks in the foundation. Improper soil grading can be a builder’s and owner’s worst nightmare.