Engineering Express Certifies Mitjavila Awning System

Engineering Express has designed and approved both freestanding and host-attached pergola mechanical louvered awnings for Mitjavila’s Horizon series. Code compliant in most of the US including Florida, these certified master plans allow the permitting and construction of awnings using engineered design tables to select loading and spans for your design condition. Approved for installation without…

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Rapid Irma – Harvey Storm Damage Repair of Gates and Access Control Systems Offered by Engineering Express

Our hearts go out to those affected by the storms of 2017 (including some of our employees).  We are dedicated and on a mission to help rebuild what was damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. Engineering Express® is here to help with rapid engineering designs for a variety of fences, gates, access control arms, and…

Phantom Screens: Is a Florida Product Approval Required?

Product Approvals for building components are the general rule in Florida.  Building officials, architects, insurance companies, even homeowners ask for them all the time, frequently refusing permits, insurance discounts, and product installations. So what is the legal ruling on when and if product approvals are required for this product? The Florida Building Code requires only…

The Tale of the ‘Small Engineer’

I often tell the tale of the companies that use the ‘small engineer’.  I can tell the story because I used to be that engineer.  That’s me in the photo in the early 2000’s in my ‘small engineer’ room when things were very different in our industry and we ‘small engineers’ ruled the ‘small project’ engineering world…

Engineering Express First to Sell Plans on Amazon

Engineering Express® automates sale of commonly needed engineering plans Engineering Express®, pioneers in utilizing technology to improve the consulting engineering experience, have developed over 100 pre-engineered plans over the years and use innovative methods for their distribution.   Their latest achievement boasts selling these plans on Amazom.com, the world’s largest Internet-based reseller. Based in Florida and…

Brightline Train Stations

  Crawford-Tracy has been selected to complete the glazing work for two of the new Brightline Train Stations that are going to be built in and connect Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando. West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale are the stations they will be providing the glazing work for and both are…

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Mission Completed! 999 Brickell Receives the Engineering Express Treatment

We’ve gotten word that one of our esteemed projects, 999 Brickell Avenue in Miami, FL, was given final approval by the builder and owner. This multi-story addition features prominent glazing/curtainwall as well as steel-framed EIFS envelope cladding. Our design team, lead by Troy Bishop, P.E., G.C. and Andre Lopes, successfully completed the exterior envelope design with…

Ready, Aim, Fire! Our Tour of the Curtainwall Construction Research Laboratory

On 3/11/14, Engineering Express’ Andrew Piedra and Zachary Rubin, E.I. visited the Construction Research Laboratory curtainwall testing facility. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, they are the world’s first curtainwall test facility as well as the largest, capable of accommodating more than 30 wall mock-ups simultaneously. Since 1955, Construction Research Lab has tested over 3,500 full-size curtainwalls and…

Mission Completed! 999 Brickell Receives the Engineering Express Treatment

We just got word that one of our favorite projects, 999 Brickell Avenue in Miami, FL, was just given final approval by the builder and owner. This multi-story addition features prominent glazing/curtainwall as well as steel-framed EIFS envelope cladding. Our design team, lead by Troy Bishop, P.E., G.C. and Andre Lopes, successfully completed the exterior…

The 2014 Florida Building Code 5th Edition – How Will It Affect Me?

Since early 2011, numerous code officials and professionals have been hard at work developing the next edition of the Florida Building Code – the 2013 Florida Building Code – scheduled for public release this summer and activated as law by the end of the year. The upcoming changes to the codes and regulations were developed, amended, administered…

Florida Building Commission Revises ASTM Wind Zone 4 Glitch in the 2010 Florida Building Code

WIND ZONE 4 DECISION BY FLORIDA BUILDING COMMISSION 2-05-13 The IHPA and concerned member companies were successful in getting the Florida Building Commission to approve the IHPA sponsored change to the ASTM definition of Wind Zone 4. The Commission by a unanimous vote (18-0), supported the change overturning the Structural TAC recommendation. The Commission approval…

Congratulations to Chen Leow, P.E., Our Newest Licensed Professional!

Today we received word that our structural engineering manager, Chen Leow, P.E., has received final notice from the Florida Board of Professional Engineers that he has been officially approved for licensure in the state. Chen’s experience, dedication, and passion for the art of structural engineering brings Engineering Express unprecedented design value and expertise. We consistently…