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Can we deliver sustainable energy to the world by 2030?

Sustainable Energy for All - What Will It Take?

Sustainability is not just an issue for American businesses, it's a global issue. With so many reports citing the excessive use of fossil fuels as the culprit of global warming and the depletion of nonrenewable energy resources, it's safe to say yesterday was too late to start thinking about sustainable energy.

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Support Cost: Selecting Cost-Effective Systems for Deep Foundations

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Deep-foundation systems are expensive. Among multiple other design and decision parameters, cost-effectiveness should be considered when selecting among multiple viable foundation options. Wagner Komurka Geotechnical Group Inc. (WKG²) pioneered the concept of, and coined the term, “support cost,” which is an integral component of a rigorous, quantitative approach to selecting the most-cost-effective foundation system for a project. Throughout the two installments of our Support Cost blog series, we will explore this valuable decision-making tool.

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Expansion Bolts for HSS: An analysis of a new, viable option for HSS connections

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Any structural engineer or architect will tell you that there are several challenges associated with HSS connections. Deciding which type of connection to use, additional installation time, and increased cost are all factors that can dissuade a design professional from specifying HSS connections in a project. However, expansion bolts may be the light at the end of the tunnel.

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Designing Truss Connections [VIDEO]


When designing truss connections, there are several considerations you must take keep in mind to ensure a successful design. Some of these considerations include, but are not limited to, joint strength, fabrication costs, the number and type of connections, and the number of different sized web members.

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Structural Engineering: Opportunity on the Rise [INFOGRAPHIC]

Structural Engineering Opportunity on the Rise INFOGRAPHIC

As manufacturing and other STEM industries continue to thrive, the demand for individuals working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics focused careers will also grow.

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