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Drywall: Levels of Finish

Anthony P. Centurelli, P.E.

An EDT Case Study regarding issues pertaining to drywall within a residence under construction during a stormy and cold fall season. Was it due to the storm or power outage? Or was it just inadequate surface preparation of the drywall by the contractors? And what are the industry-wide recommended...

Sea Turtles

During a recent vacation with my family on the Carolina coastline, we had an amazing and unique experience with Sea Turtles... Click to Read More.

Fire Effects on Concrete

Charles E. Whitley, P.E.

Concrete exposed to the elevated temperatures of a fire can experience both mechanical changes and chemical changes. Both can provide pathways for direct heating of exposed Reinforcing Steel (rebar).

Fire Effects on Steel

Charles E. Whitley, P.E.

After a fire involving a building or industrial structure, there are often multiple types of damage to the building materials. Knowing how heat affects various building materials can be helpful in determining the level of damage to building components.

Alternative Energy - Power from the Earth

Thomas D. Traubert, P.E.

Geothermal power pulls hot water from deep within the earth to heat and vaporize a fluid that is then used to drive a turbine-generator. In this post, we discuss a case study and solution related to a vaporizer tube leakage at a geothermal energy plant.

When Wet isn't Really Wet (Part 3)

In our first post (part 1) we discussed equipment ratings and location definitions (what is a dry or wet location). In our last post (part 2) we discussed equipment that is not made to get wet, yet for some reason it does and what do you do. So, what happens when the Authority Having Jurisdiction...