Category Archives: General

For the last few years, drones have been revolutionizing the way data and information are collected on construction sites, but now there’s a new technology on the block. It’s called the Pix4D Crane Camera, and it’s specifically designed to “run independently to capture site images. Data acquisition can be fully automated – with a pre-configured […]

Have you been working in the construction industry for years or even decades? At some point do you want to strike out on your own, and maybe even establish your own business? A new market analysis suggests that 2017 is the perfect year to do so. Why? Well, let’s take a closer look at 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, 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 […]

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 […]

A recent post at ForConstructionPros makes a good point: if you’re going to be driving a truck or vehicle that has a plow mechanism on the front end this winter, it’s especially important to take necessary safety precautions. Follow all rules of the road. Whenever you drive, you’re supposed to follow all rules of the […]

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 […]

Planning a new construction project is both stressful and intimidating, especially if you don’t come from an architecture or engineering background. Even the best plans can go wrong without a trustworthy, dependable and proven contracting team at your side. That’s why we recommend doing your due diligence, and trusting your next project to the friendly, knowledgeable […]