• Defining Foundation or Structural Failure July 1, 2016 | Republished, Kirby T. Meyer, P.E.

    When has a foundation or any other structural unit failed?  There are three categories in which a structure could be placed with regard to structural performance: I. Obvious failure: a.  Collapse b.  Major distress and distortion c.  Functionality ...

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  • Testing Laboratory Problems April 1, 2016 | Kirby T. Meyer, P.E., Republished

    Testing laboratories are very useful entities and can provide valuable quality control testing of construction materials or construction procedures.  However, some misconceptions need to be cleared up about the proper role and capabilities of testing laboratories. The most common ...

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