New Civil Engineer Hired

Girard Engineering is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. George Adom as Junior Civil Engineer. A recipient of a Masters of george pic for local paperApplied Science in Civil Engineering from Carleton University, George has had international experience in project management, consulting, design and development in various engineering projects. Teaching at Carleton University, George comes to Girard Engineering with an extraordinary skill set that he will be able to draw upon immediately to assist clients with their various projects.

Among his skills are:

  • Reviewing and interpreting project designs, layouts and shop drawings and write engineering reports/proposals
  • Administering project functions (scheduling, managing subcontractors, document control, etc.)
  • Performing calculations and designing infrastructure using software such as Civil3D, AutoCAD, Micro Station, etc.
  • Proficiency in design software (AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Revit, GIS systems, Micro Station, In Roads)
  • Modelling and analysis of structures using GeoStudio, Slope W, Abaqus, LSDyna, LPiles and Help
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.), Primavera P6 and SPSS
  • Monitoring construction inspections and analyzing results and data
  • Understanding the use of instruments (i.e. surveying – Total Station, GPS and level instruments)
  • Conducting laboratory and field investigations on materials used in construction projects
  • Preparing estimates (taking-off), labor and cost reports for tendering

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Structural Engineers Must Do’s

The structural integrity of a building is the most crucial element where safety is concerned so it is essential for structural engineers to get all of the details right. There are many intricacies to the process and it requires a dedicated, meticulous mind to attain perfection.

1) Basics

Structural engineers require a meticulous approach and special kind of mind and it starts with a commitment to the basics. Basic what? The basics include remaining up to par with mathematical nuances, drafting abilities, and overall precision.

2) Computer Skills

Structural engineers need to be computer literate and be willing to keep their computer skills upgraded. Not only does one have to be sound with computers, but be able to

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What Happens In An Engineering Inspection?

An Engineering Inspection is Complex

The engineering inspection is more complex than the familiar types of inspection such as a typical home inspection. This is due, in part, because there is no legal or statutory requirement to have a home inspection. This means that anyone can throw up a shingle as a home inspector after taking just one or two courses (even online). An engineering inspection can be more challenging simply because it’s up to you to enter into a contractual agreement with the engineer, as there is no pre-defined scope of work.

First, when should you call in an engineer? Certainly when you notice any major visible major deficiencies, for example significant water penetration, sagging roofs, spalling concrete, cracking walls or vibrating floors. If any deficiencies on this scale are brought to your attention, (possibly by a home inspection), or if you have any concerns about any possible deterioration problems, you should

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Oxford County Structural Engineering Prices

Oxford County Structural Engineering Prices

Oxford County Structural Engineering involves an Engineer that wears many hats. Structural Engineers are trained in the design and load bearing capabilities of a structure. They can determine if an edifice is capable of withstanding a weight load by factoring material strengths with physics equations – from weight loads due to wind, snow, building materials, and even occupants. How much does your cat weigh?

The types of professionals who work with and require the services of a Structural Engineer include city planners, architects, drafts persons, and general contractors. If your existing house or new house has any structural issues, you will want to talk to a structural engineer. In most cases, a Structural Engineer is required to sign off on any new building project before it receives approval in the form of a building permit.

Average Oxford County Structural Engineering Costs

An Oxford County Structural Engineering project will involve an Engineer whose extensive education requires knowledge in many fields including wide-ranging knowledge of mathematics and geometry. Their training alone is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. As such, their hourly rate and/or project fee is commensurate with their level of education, training and experience.

A Structural Engineer’s average cost is

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