Concrete is a ubiquitous building material used in infrastructure, buildings and artwork. As such, most people have at least a basic understanding of what the material is and how it’s formed. However, there is a common misunderstanding that concrete eventually dries, which isn’t technically true. Here’s a quick overview of the composition of concrete and […]Read More
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What’s the Difference Between Concrete, Cement and Mortar?
One common question that arises among our clients who are in need of paving or concrete work is: What’s the difference between concrete mix and mortar mix—or the difference between cement and concrete? There is a tendency among people who are unfamiliar with the field to use some of these terms interchangeably, when they actually […]Read More
What Questions Should I Ask a Civil Engineer When I Need to Hire One?
Preparing to hire a civil engineer? Whether it’s for a permanent position at a firm or simply on a contract basis for an upcoming project, it’s a good idea to have some good civil engineer interview questions in your back pocket, so you can get a sense of their knowledge, capabilities and communication. Here are […]Read More
Why Now Is the Time for Civil Engineers to Act on Climate Change
Idaho civil engineers have a duty to respond to climate change. Civil engineers work in the natural environment, and the structures and features they build exist in the environment. Now and in the future, the design of structures needs to adapt to the impacts of a changing climate. Here’s how low-carbon engineering can help Idaho […]Read More
The Importance of Building Child-Friendly Places
While sustainability is arguably the top trend in architecture and design today, some designers are focusing on creating spaces made with children in mind. Being conscious of the wants and needs of children in all aspects of design can provide benefits for everyone, regardless of age. Here’s why your next Idaho construction project should take […]Read More