The art and science of landscape architecture is often a balance of competing demands from the client, the site itself and the local environment. It encompasses art, architecture, engineering, sociology and the environment.
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One objective of structural engineering is to protect against the catastrophic damage an earthquake can cause. While most earthquakes are small and cause little or no damage, they also can be catastrophic, leading to loss of life and billions of... (Read More)
Structural engineering can help solve a problem that’s getting a lot of attention today: waste. Plastic in the waterways, the “trash island” in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, landfills getting full — society in general is becoming more... (Read More)
[caption id="attachment_575536" align="alignleft" width="300"] For the roof rebuild at Camp Shawnee's main lodge in Liberty, Utah, we chose a design that combined new materials with the rustic look of the existing building.[/caption]
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Roofs just don’t get the attention they deserve. It’s not hard to understand why. We rarely see the roof, especially of a commercial or industrial building. As a result, problems can go unseen for too long, leading to unnecessarily extensive... (Read More)
At McNeil Engineering, we’ve been using LIDAR laser scanning as a tool for civil engineering, structural engineering, surveying and building modeling for years. One of the most interesting uses was scanning the Book Cliffs in eastern Utah in a... (Read More)
Are you thinking it’s time to ‘spruce’ up your property with new landscaping?
The winter months are the perfect time of year to consider how new landscaping design could transform your space, improve the curb appeal of your property, and... (Read More)
Building information modeling, or BIM, has been around for about a decade now, but it may still be new to some clients, developers, construction professionals and building owners.
By nature, BIM models are highly complex, and they can be... (Read More)
A warming climate is affecting every aspect of life and the economy. It’s not just higher temperatures than we’re used to. It’s also colder temperatures, more rain, longer droughts, more powerful storms and more extreme weather events. These... (Read More)