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Tips and tricks for building in Queensland.

3 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Only Hire Quality Engineering Consultants

Looking at the consulting engineering market right now, I see that there’s two qualities of engineering firms out there at the moment.

Too Cheap Engineering Consultants

There’s the way under-priced engineering consultant working for the big building companies.

They’re sending their technical work overseas and/or getting it done in the equivalent of engineering sweatshops right here in Australia. They’re cutting corners on their designs. They’re missing the mark on quality in exchange for way too cheap prices. They are missing or allowing serious issues to develop unchecked.

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Investigating Structural Damage

Mr Rob Hughes, semi-retired director of engineer consultancy heavy-weight Hughes, Beal & Wright, has forgotten more about investigating structural damage than many engineers will ever know.

So when Rob agreed to let Cornell Engineers share his guidelines for investigating structural damage, we were super-excited to take this opportunity to publish his truly exceptional insights.

Structural engineers, forensic engineers and up and coming engineers: please read on. Continue reading Investigating Structural Damage