Category Archives: Engineering

We’ve all heard of nanobots and nanotechnology, and the many advantages they’re providing in both the medical and technology sectors, but nanostructured concrete? A team of scientists at Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) has created a building process that utilizes nanostructured concrete. “The concrete is capable of increasing the load-carrying capability by more […]

According to Bizjournals.com, The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs issues over 50,000 building permits every year, but the process isn’t exactly cut and dry. Thanks to a variety of checks-and-balances, hundreds of sheets worth of paperwork, and agency bureaucracy wait times and the process, in general, were just getting to be too much. The […]

You might not realize it, but there are a number of factors that play into every building project. While major challenges like securing the right permits and acquiring the right talent to do the job often get the most fanfare, even seemingly insignificant minutiae can change the course of a construction project. Case and point? […]

According to a recent study by PayScale.com, 11 of the top 15 bachelor’s degrees providing the best salaries are in the field of engineering. Electrical engineers are in the highest demand, while petroleum engineers top the list as the highest paid (based on experience). If you’re a college student preparing to graduate in the spring […]

Since the beginning of time, humans have turned to nature in order to find inspiration for art, efficiency and feats of engineering. Birds and bats inspired the airplane, while turtle and tortoise shells produced suggestions for better shields. Predators like lions and cheetahs gave way to military innovations both powerful and swift, but stationary underwater […]

A recent article at Engineering.com covers one of the newer, more creative trends in structural engineering. According to the article, “A group of Clarkson University mathematicians and a civil engineer have developed a passive and non-invasive approach to “listen” to a collection of relevant signals from bridges and other mechanical structures to diagnose changes or […]

Here at McNeil Engineering, we’re always hard at work. Whether we’re 3D-scanning, preparing an intensive land survey, or assisting an architecture team on their latest project, our various departments are always running here and there, ensuring our customers are completely satisfied with the work we’re providing them, all the while ensuring Utah stays structurally sound […]

When it comes to working on a new project, there’s a lot to think about. In addition to costs, supplies, and selecting the right team to partner with, there’s also the looming threat of accidents, safety hazards and potential lawsuits. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could feel confident knowing that the team you’re working […]

America’s infrastructure is in the news a lot these days. Roads are old and decaying, national monuments are cracking and chipping and bridges all over the country are beginning to creak and sway. While the politics and budget issues surrounding these projects are a topic we’ll leave for another time, the unique technologies being used […]

If the recent 6.2 magnitude earthquake in Italy doesn’t have you thinking about the security and structural integrity of your business or building, it certainly should. Like tornadoes, hurricanes and flooding, we’re rarely able to predict when and if an earthquake will strike, but there are things you can do to protect your livelihood and […]