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Advantages of Cold-Formed Steel Construction

Cold-formed steel (CFS) has been gaining popularity in recent years due to its many advantages over traditional materials. This method uses thin sheets of steel that are formed into specific shapes and sizes then assembled to create a structural system. In this...

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Still Flying High: Why Are Airplanes So Old?

How old is the average airplane? On the surface, this can seem like a silly question, but it can be difficult to answer without any background knowledge of the aviation industry. Consider this: the average age of all cars on the road in America is around 12 years....

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How tall can you build with cold-formed steel (CFS)?

The answer is not so simple; there are two main components limiting the height of CFS structures. The first is related to the vertical (gravity) loads on the structure. This affects the axial capacity of the CFS bearing wall studs. The second factor is the lateral...

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World Environment Day: Action and Awareness 

It is World Environment Day! You are probably thinking "What does that mean? Wasn’t it just Earth Day? What is so special about World Environment Day?" Well, it’s a day celebrated annually on June 5th to bring awareness and encourage action for the protection of...

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Why Your Engineer’s Cold-Formed Steel Software Choice Matters

Automated cold-formed steel (CFS) stud fabrication machines or computer numerical controlled (CNC) machines are important pieces of equipment, but the type of third-party software your engineer uses with the machine can make or break a project. In this guide, we’ll...

Types of Land Surveys and Why They Matter

Surveys are an essential part of many industries, from engineering and construction to land development and environmental studies. They provide crucial information and data that inform decision-making and ensure the success of projects. In this article, we'll...

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A Structural Engineer’s Guide to CFS Dome Framing

Dome structures have been used for centuries, from ancient Roman architecture to modern-day sports arenas. These structures are not only aesthetically pleasing, but they also offer unique structural advantages. As a structural engineer, understanding the principles...

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Importance of Water System Hydraulic Models

Water is an essential resource that supports life, economic development, and ecological systems. Managing this critical resource efficiently requires sophisticated planning and engineering. One of the most powerful tools in the toolbox of water engineers is the...

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