February 21, 2024

Risk Category in Building Design

What is Risk Category?  Per ASCE 7-22, Sec 1.5.1, Risk Category of a structure is the measure of the “risk to human life, health, and welfare […]
February 12, 2024

Designing Concrete Beams with Rectangular Openings

Engineering Considerations and Best Practices The provision of rectangular openings within concrete beams has gained prominence in contemporary construction due to the demand for adaptable and […]
February 1, 2024

What Type of Certification Does a Florida Building Need at 30 Years?

Buildings are constantly exposed to conditions that can accelerate wear and tear in the demanding Florida climate. As these structures age, routine inspections become critical to […]
November 15, 2023

Important Changes in the 2023 Florida Building Code

It’s almost time for the 2023 Florida Building Code to go into effect! In this blog post, we have provided a quick summary of some of […]
November 8, 2023

Impact of HB1379: Enhanced Nutrient Reduction Systems in 57 Florida Counties

On May 30, 2023, Governor Ron DeSantis’s signature sealed the enactment of HB1379, ushering in significant revisions to various statutes linked to Basin Management Action Plans […]
July 31, 2023

Should I Cut the Screens on My Screen Room or Pool Cage Before A Hurricane?

January 16, 2023

Mobile Home Additions: Site-Beam vs. Fourth Wall

Additions like awnings, carports, porches, and utility rooms are a common feature in the expansion of mobile homes. They are an inexpensive way to incorporate outdoor […]
December 27, 2022

Screen Enclosure Engineering: Wall Members

An important consideration while engineering and sizing the wall members for a screen enclosure is the provision of lateral  bracing  members,  such  as  chair  rails,  girts,  […]
December 5, 2022

Use of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) in Construction

In the last few years, the construction market has seen a significant fluctuation in availability and prices of traditional construction material such as Lumber, CMU, Steel, […]