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…

Specification for Sunrooms Adopted into the 2015 IRC

At its Public Comment Hearings in Atlantic City, N.J., the International Code Council (ICC) voted to adopt the AAMA/NPEA/NSA 2100-12, Specification for Sunrooms, into the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC). Representatives from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the National Sunroom Association (NSA), as well as a number of other supporters, were on hand at the code…

Design Renovation of 401 East Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach – Now in Progress!

We’re proud to show off our most recent project currently in the design phase – the complete renovation of 401 East Altantic Avenue in Delray Beach! This historical building is actually two buildings, each composed of different types of building materials. Our expert staff is set to provide an in-depth analysis of existing load path,…

Galveston Visit Offers Preview of Jersey Shore 5 Years After Superstorm Sandy

Photos of post-Ike reconstruction help Sandy Damage Victims with house raising lessons as they rebuild their dream homes. It’s been over 5 years since Hurricane Ike devastated Galveston Texas.  While continuing our engineering repair designs to affected areas of Texas, I recently assessed their recovery of storm-affected areas. What I discovered was a surprising display…

Florida Board of Engineers Meets Regarding Digital Signatures for Professional Engineers

Don’t you wish that the paperless office could truly be a reality? Well, stay tuned! Although digital Professional Engineer signatures are already accepted in the Florida Statutes, the methodology used requires additional paperwork for the digital seal, which is being debated by Broward County. The local Building Departments are pushing hard to allow proper digital…

Home Depot and Engineering Express – The Solution Center!

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. – March 18, 2013  Engineering Express® has been involved behind-the-scenes over the past few weeks for a top-priority project called “The Solution Center” (AKA “The Smart Center”) in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. We have been working with the creative masterminds of the project to provide expert consultation and cutting edge state-of-the-art digital…

Types of Hurricane Impact Testing for Windows, Doors, and Other Building Components

Hurricane Debris Impact Standards    Read this page to learn about the minimum standards used by the building code to establish requirements for windborne debris impact protection in hurricane prone regions. Once you know about the standards, you will be better able to determine whether the shutters, windows, and doors that you have or are…

A Few Forensic Clues Found in Hurricane Sandy Damage

Sometimes, with Hurricane Sandy damage, it’s quite easy to spot the problem. Notable examples are roofing shingles torn away, bearing soil scoured and retaining walls washed into the first level, sometimes we’ve even been inside homes that have partially collapsed. Those types of assessment are obvious since the scale of destruction covers the entire home…

A 2005 Vision, A 2013 Reality

After Hurricane Katrina, Engineering Express was given an opportunity to partner with Tulane and Yahoo to help rebuild affected areas.  We were ahead of our time.  Then came Sandy… Watch and enjoy our 2005 Katrina Assistance Video Presentation to Yahoo & Tulane University     Created by Frank L. Bennardo, P.E. September, 2005

States to get $5.4 billion in first wave of Hurricane Sandy recovery money

Written by Malia Rulon Herman and Brian Tumulty Courier-Post Washington Bureau   States to get $5.4 billion in first wave of Hurricane Sandy recovery money WASHINGTON – New York, New Jersey and other states hit by Superstorm Sandy will get $5.4 billion in the first wave of recovery money approved by Congress, Democratic Sen. Chuck…

Troy Bishop, EI in Sandy Damage, New Jersey

How We Became The Best Engineers Helping Sandy Victims

Engineering Express® is all about solving seemingly impossible engineering challenges, and bringing the highest engineering standard at affordable costs with lightning speed to those in need.  It’s how we got our name and how we’re able to bring the best engineering service to Sandy damage victims in New York and New Jersey. We just passed…

Congress Steps Up the Fight Against Extreme Weather Like Sandy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 19, 2012 CONTACT:  Alec Gerlach, (202) 224-4159   In Wake of Sandy, Bill Would Improve Nation’s Resiliency to Extreme Weather WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, Senators John Kerry (D-MA), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today introduced legislation to strengthen existing extreme weather resiliency efforts. …