Every winter brings its share of concerns when ice and snow accumulate on building roofs. Wooden members used for light frame roof trusses can be stressed in different ways and can be susceptible to the phenomenon of buckling. However, buckling can be prevented by using continuous lateral bracing. In this technical article, our civil engineer Olivier Biron explains in detail what you need to know on the topic.
Christmas elves are really busy during the holidays, and essential helpers for Santa Claus! But who are these sprites and what technologies do they employ? Did they receive training in school? Do they use magic? Do they only eat cookies and other sweets washed down with milk? To satisfy your curiosity, here is a little more information!
Nowadays, we only have to type a few words into any Internet search engine to see an almost endless supply of products that can be purchased with just a few clicks. That said, caution is required when purchasing plumbing and electrical components online.
With colder temperatures upon us, slippery conditions will increase slip and falls claims. But icy surfaces are not the only cause of slip, trip and fall incidents. To give you some insight into handling slip and fall claims this winter, we sat down with Edmonton-based biomechanical engineer, Rebecca Moss, to explore the topic.
Glass is everywhere around us and forensic investigators are frequently assigned to work on projects involving damage to glass or injuries caused by broken glass. Basic composition, brief descriptions of the different types of glass available on the market, probable failures and the role of the forensic investigator: this article provides a full overview concerning glass.
Let’s go back to basics: what do forensic engineers really do? The job is split into two parts. First, these specialized engineers analyze structural, mechanical, and other engineering failures: What was the problem? Why did it happen? Then, they develop methods to resolve them: what is the best course of action for repair or is there any avenue for recovery?
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