Category: Engineering

Embracing Technology in the A/E Industry to Work Smarter, not Harder

How BIM, UAVs & 3D Scanners have Changed the A/E Landscape “Working smarter, not harder.” Now there’s a phrase that we’ve all heard at one point in our life or another. “Work smarter, not harder,” I was told as I learned the purpose of each tool in the woodshop.  Sure, you could sand your Pinewood […]

Written by on August 31, 2020

NKB Outfitters – Doing What it Takes to Get the Job Done

When asked what engineers and architects usually do, most people typically say “they prepare drawings and specifications on their computer or a drafting table”.  While that response may be partially correct to describe a specific task, the single most important “thing” we do is solve our clients’ problems. A recent project assignment required us to […]

Written by on May 21, 2018

Have you ever tightened a bolt? How tight is tight enough?

Have you ever tightened a bolt?  How tight is tight enough?  Is it possible to tighten it too much?  Whereas these questions might not matter as much when you assemble an IKEA side table for your living room, they sure do matter when you are tightening bolts in a member connection for a steel building. […]

Written by on August 31, 2017

GSA Special Programs Division Contract Award

N.K. BHANDARI is pleased to announce that it was recently awarded a five year term contract to provide Architecture & Engineering design services to the Federal Government’s General Services Administration Special Programs Division (GSA SPD) throughout the northeastern United States.  Projects for the GSA SPD involve complex design challenges that need to be delivered with […]

Written by on July 18, 2016

Look Out Below!

Recently, NKB was called by an existing client to assist them with a problem they began experiencing with ice falling from window sills several stories above the ground.  In mid-January, Old Man Winter comes to Upstate New York and dropped 14 inches of snow in about 36 hours.  Temperatures ranged from 15ºF to 25ºF and […]

Written by on June 16, 2016

Selecting the Right Structural System

NKB recently completed the structural engineering for a new 4 story hotel in the Southern Tier region of New York. The hospitality market is very competitive and initial cost can be the deciding factor for long-term viability of a hotel development project. For this building, a system of wood bearing walls and open-web wood floor […]

Written by on February 5, 2016

Sources of Infrared Radiation

If you are reading this you might be asking yourself, “Self, how do I capture meaningful data with my infrared camera?” Or, “Self, do I know enough of the basics of thermography in order to perform a thermal analysis?” Or, “Self, why in the world are you speaking in the third person?”  In the world […]

Written by on December 15, 2015