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With a dynamic and extremely talented team like we have at Engineering Express…the sky’s the limit with our success. Each project that we design is special in its own way from the first sketch all the way to the final installation. Working with big-name companies allows us the opportunity to provide services like never before, with no plan of slowing down anytime soon, if ever.Details
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On 3/11/14, Engineering Express’ Andrew Piedra and Zachary Rubin, E.I. visited the Construction Research Laboratory curtainwall testing facility. Headquartered in Miami,…Details
We just got word that one of our favorite projects, 999 Brickell Avenue in Miami, FL, was just given final…Details
Since early 2011, numerous code officials and professionals have been hard at work developing the next edition of the Florida…Details
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WIND ZONE 4 DECISION BY FLORIDA BUILDING COMMISSION 2-05-13 The IHPA and concerned member companies were successful in getting the…Details
Today we received word that our structural engineering manager, Chen Leow, P.E., has received final notice from the Florida Board…Details
Today, the final draft report titled “Technical Investigation of the May 22, 2011, Tornado in Joplin, Missouri” was released for…Details
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Yesterday we visited our newest job, the 401 Atlantic Avenue building in Delray Beach. This building was also known as…Details
The team here at Engineering Express work day (and night!) to make sure our engineering design data is always at…Details
At its Public Comment Hearings in Atlantic City, N.J., the International Code Council (ICC) voted to adopt the AAMA/NPEA/NSA 2100-12, Specification…Details
Our glazing department’s design was featured on BRAVO last night! The 250 Bowery project in New York is a gorgeous…Details
We have been so busy here that I almost forgot to let our readers know we are opening a new…Details
We’re proud to show off our most recent project currently in the design phase – the complete renovation of 401…Details
Don’t you wish that the paperless office could truly be a reality? Well, stay tuned! Although digital Professional Engineer signatures…Details
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. – March 18, 2013 Engineering Express® has been involved behind-the-scenes over the past few weeks for a…Details
Hurricane Debris Impact Standards Read this page to learn about the minimum standards used by the building code to…Details
Sometimes, with Hurricane Sandy damage, it’s quite easy to spot the problem. Notable examples are roofing shingles torn away, bearing…Details
When I first got word that I will be deployed to New Jersey to perform Hurricane Sandy initial damage assessment inspections to assist home owners with their Sandy insurance claims, I could not wait to get on that plane. I would be the second team to head up north and take a look at all of the destruction that went on, the pioneer of the E.I. group. Having family up there and knowing how devastating this storm was to everyone up north, made it all the easier to just pick up and go help all those whose lives were altered by Superstorm Sandy. It was a very exciting moment in my career. However, even with all of the intense training and preparation that went on prior to my departure, nothing could have prepared me for what I saw once I stepped foot in Mantoloking, New Jersey.
Being born and raised here in South Florida, hurricanes have always been a part of my life. Having lived through storms like Andrew, Katrina and Wilma, I was pretty much used to the fact of seeing lots of downed trees, eroded beach lines, downed power lines, the occasional roof being blown off of a house, and lots of debris scattered throughout the ground. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine a house being lifted off its foundation, sent floating across streets and ending up crashing, as if they were vehicles on an expressway, into nearby structures. It was as if these houses were toy cars being thrown around and blown to pieces. A sight you have to see to believe.
While seeing all this destruction, I started thinking to myself having lived through so many major hurricanes, some of which were category 5, how is it possible that I have never seen so much destruction over such a large area. The answer I came up with was ‘Evolution’, the need to adjust and adapt to your surroundings. People in Florida have been pounded with hurricanes since the beginning of time. Many years of experience and suffering has helped put in place design and construction standards to help protect us from Mother Nature. Starting with the all famous hurricane Andrew (1992), whose winds reached 175 mph and caused approximately $27 billion in damage. After Andrew many standards and codes were adopted to meet the wrath that these hurricanes are possible of coming ashore with.
So here we are in the aftermath of the largest Atlantic hurricane on record (spanning approximately 1,100 miles) and what is expected to be the second most costly Atlantic hurricane (estimated at $50 billion). Evolution is upon us once again; the need to adapt and strengthen our eastern border is a must to prevent another situation such as the one up north. Here at Engineering Express we have already begun that process, starting with our state of the art “Initial Damage Assessment Inspection”. Check out Frank L Bennardo, P.E.’s latest blog HERE to see how we are reaching out to the states of New York and New Jersey and offering them a helping hand to get back on their feet and rebuild their lives.
This is a very exciting and thrilling moment in my career. Being able to provide a helping hand to all those who fell victim to the wrath of Superstorm Sandy is the reason I studied engineering: to provide support and quality designs to the public. Stay tuned as I continue to share with you my path down this long road to recovery from Superstorm Sandy. Here are more pictures from my expedition in Jersey:
Written by Malia Rulon Herman and Brian Tumulty Courier-Post Washington Bureau States to get $5.4 billion in first wave…Details