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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.

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 recent 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...

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...

Engineering: A Force for Good

What does it take to be a successful engineer at EDT? Successful EDT Engineers come in a variety of ages, education levels, and backgrounds. Years of experience and advanced degrees are not sufficient to succeed. It is but a small percentage of engineers who appear on paper to be qualified who in...

South Florida Forensic Engineering Office

EDT

On May 15, 2018 we launched the opening of our EDT South Florida engineering office. We're excited to expand our forensic engineering services in the South Florida region. In conjunction with our existing EDT Orlando office, our new office will also provide services offering clients efficient,...

Airplane Crash Analysis

In 2015, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reported 1,282 civil aviation accidents in the United States, 1,210 of which belonged to General Aviation (GA). Of these 1,210 GA accidents, 238 involved a total of 406 fatalities. There are more than 220,000 general aviation aircraft in the...