ENGINEERING EXPRESS OPENING AT A LOCATION NEAR YOU!

Press Release November 19, 2019 Engineering Express announced the opening of a premier office suite at VentureX in Miami, FL’s Doral Business District which will strengthen the company’s partnerships with manufacturers, contractors and installers who need certified permit-ready engineering plans – FAST. This expansion positions Engineering Express with the ability to assist high-demand areas with a ‘personal touch’.  …

Fire! Stop! With Brian Campbell – Deconstructing This 2-1

Go on site to a 12 story building and learn how rooms inside buildings are fireproofed – I mean fire stopped.  Special Guest Brian Campbell of Low Country Firestop takes us on a tour of work as it’s being installed. It’s an enlightening and entertaining afternoon. https://media.blubrry.com/deconstructingthis/p/www.engineeringexpress.com/files/podcasts/Deconstructing_This_Episode_2-1_Fire_Stop.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts…

Case Study

Watch How Eastern Metal Supply Uses Our 3 Tier Solution To Increase Sales, Decrease Friction CASE STUDY:  Eastern Metal Supply, Inc. Eastern Metal Supply’s pain point was the difficulty of delivering certified engineering for permit to their customers for the products and systems they sell.  They would typically defer to the client’s ‘local engineer’ or…

Aligner Therapy with Dr. Barry Matza – Deconstructing This 1-6

Aligner Therapy – Virtually Invisible Orthodontic Tooth Movement. Take a journey from the beginnings of Orthodontics to sexy Invisalign retail experiences in malls across America with special guest Dr. Barry Matza.  Understand the history, science, and future of this age-old profession and how it is relating to the modern world.   https://media.blubrry.com/deconstructingthis/p/www.engineeringexpress.com/files/podcasts/Aligner-Therapy-Deconstructing-This-1-6.mp3Podcast: Play in new…

The Hamptons – Deconstructing This #5

Relax and enjoy the scenic journey through the Hamptons with special Guest and established year round Hamptonite Steven Schiller.  This view of the Hamptons is unlike any other and sure to entertain and inform.   Link to more about the Third Hook Windmill in East Hampton       https://media.blubrry.com/deconstructingthis/p/www.engineeringexpress.com/files/podcasts/The-Hamptons-Deconstructing-This-Episode-5.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |…

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…

Burning Man – Deconstructing This #1

Transform yourself into the tribal desert sounds of Nevada during the annual event Burning Man as host Frank Bennardo journeys with guest Zach Rubin on his adventures into this iconic event. https://media.blubrry.com/deconstructingthis/p/www.engineeringexpress.com/files/podcasts/Deconstructing_This_Episode_1-Burning_Man.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

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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…

999 Brickell Avenue Miami Engineering Express

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…

The FIU “Wall of Wind” is Now Open for Business!

Public Announcement 11/21/13: The Wall of Wind™ at Florida International University in Miami is a valuable tool for the research community and the University has just announced they are now also working with clients in the private industry, providing previously unachievable wind testing opportunities for innovative ideas and new products. Watch this video to learn more: The 12-fan Wall…

NIST Releases Investigation of the Joplin, Missouri Tornado

Today, the final draft report titled “Technical Investigation of the May 22, 2011, Tornado in Joplin, Missouri” was released for public comment. This is the final report of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) investigation conducted under the National Construction Safety Team Act. This report describes the wind field of the tornado and…

RetractableAwnings.com, Inc. Wins 2013 International Achievement Award with Engineering Express Design

When we were hired by www.retractableawnings.com for a retractable patio cover system that was to be installed on a high-profile building, on a rooftop in Alexandria, Virginia, we were thrilled! Retractableawnings.com is known worldwide for their attention to detail and we knew the job would be a real treat to work on with them. We…

Miami-Dade NOA Office Issues Notice of Deficient Engineering Submittals!

The team here at Engineering Express work day (and night!) to make sure our engineering design data is always at the highest standards for our clients and manufacturers. We spend countless hours reviewing our calculations, creating spreadsheets, attending seminars, and consulting with code officials in the pursuit of excellence in engineering. We are passionate about…