Tag: Engineering

Designing in the Public Realm

Providing architecture, engineering, and interior design services for governmental projects requires a high level of coordination between competing program requirements.  Providing design solutions for public sector projects is a delicate balance of not only satisfying the programmatic or missional requirements of the project, but also a wide range of other tangible and intangible factors which […]

Written by on March 15, 2021

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

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

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