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The Art of Designing Stairs

Stairs are something that most people use every day.  Without them knowing it, there is a lot of thought that goes into creating them. They can range from very simple to incredibly complex. 570 more words

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Safety Risk Management Principles and Cascadia Rising

Safety Risk Management (SRM) is a proactive process that has contributed to making aviation safer. The primary steps in SRM are to identify the hazards, evaluate the risks for severity and likelihood, then take steps to mitigate or avoid those risks. 589 more words

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From Contractor to Consultant: Lessons Learned

The things I learned in my first few years out of college have served me well, providing personal and career growth. I started my career with a job opportunity working for an industrial contractor. 587 more words

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ID/IQ Contracts with Federal Agencies

By Bob Galteland, PE, LEED AP®, DBIA

An abbreviation for ‘Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity’, the ID/IQ contract is the federal government’s version of what many non-federal agencies refer to as an ‘On-Call’ contract. 608 more words

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Healthcare's Unique Design Considerations

Healthcare facilities are complex building types with unique services and functional units to consider during design. They are all sensitive environments that demand their own set of design considerations, while ongoing developments in the medical field drive a continuing need to update facilities. 419 more words

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Construction Administration & Management - What It's Really Like

By Don Barclay, PE, Senior Airport Engineer

Early in my civil engineering career, when I heard the words construction administration, an image that came to mind was standing in the sun on a warm summer day observing as excavators, ‘dozers, and graders built something in the dirt similar to what I did as a kid with my Tonka toys. 548 more words

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