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…

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…

Engineering Express and the Nova Southeastern Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems

Our design team was proud to see that just two weeks ago, the Nova Southeastern Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Research building was finally completed and opened for use. The Mission of the Oceanographic Center is to carry out innovative, basic and applied research and to provide high-quality graduate and undergraduate education in…

Engineering Express Attends “GlassBuild America” to Expand National Glazing Expertise

(Excerpts from GlassBuild Press Release) Las Vegas: Last weekend Engineering Express sent (3) of our top glazing experts to the GlassBuild America 2012 Expo and we had a blast  after three days of networking, business deals, new product introductions, and education at the Las Vegas Convention  Center. Nearly 6,700 attendees walked the show floor and…