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Hurricanes in Florida

Albert M. Rose, P.E.

Those of us who choose to live in Florida, expect the occasional hurricane. Some years are quiet while others are much more active. The discussion with respect to oncoming hurricanes is always: Do I evacuate or stay put and ride it out?

Forensic Engineering: Being Effective by Being Understood

EDT

In a world filled with loss there is an ongoing need to respond and recover. Some loss is accepted as the ordinary result of everyday life. Other loss is exceptional (due to acts of nature) or unreasonable (defects due to actions of persons or entity that result in unreasonable hazards). Persons...

Stormwater, Among Other Things

Matthew E. Buckner, P.E.

Structures built within or encroaching on a floodplain can be expected to experience flooding conditions. Features such as Grading, stormwater management implementation, and water retention methods can be implemented during the design and/or construction process and can have considerable impact on a...

Post-Fire Structural Evaluations

Matthew E. Buckner, P.E.

Post-fire structural evaluation by a forensic engineer is necessary to determine the extent of damage, whether the structural components of a building involved in a fire remain adequate to meet their original design intent, and/or to consider repair or replacement options.

What Should Be in a Forensic Engineering Expert Report?

EDT

Loss handling professionals often engage forensic engineers to assist in finding answers to technical questions. This article contains information on what you should expect to see in a Forensic Engineering Expert Report from EDT.

Can I Put an LED Bulb in a Fluorescent Light Fixture?

EDT

Many people have energy savings on their minds these days. With the advent of LED tubes as a drop-in replacement for fluorescent tubes, the return on investment for LED conversion can be very appealing; the fluorescent fixture can be reused, with only some minor rewiring. However, the differences...

Safety Tips For July 4th

During a conversation I had with an old-school adjuster, we discussed the cyclical nature of insurance claims. He stated that his experience had taught him that insurance claims spike during the holidays, particularly, the periods of Christmas and the three summer months. He noted that an increased...

Understanding Weldments

It is very easy to take weldments (welded connections) for granted. After all, how hard can it be to join two metals together, and why does it matter? If we consider just how crucial weldments are to our everyday life, we may start to give those simple connections more credit. Weldments are what...