Category Archives: Technology

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 […]

Have you recently invested in a historic property? Are you preparing to renovate a building that’s been around for decades or centuries? As buildings age, so do the materials used in their construction. Believe it or not, even well-built structures erode and wear down over time. Before taking any steps to correct the problem, it’s […]

Now that spring is here, it’s time to get out into nature and enjoy some fresh air. Whether you’re heading up into the mountains for a weekend camping trip, or are jetting out to Hawaii in the coming weeks, you’ll want to make sure you have a hammock. There’s something special about this simple hanging […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Construction work isn’t just mentally challenging, it’s physically grueling and often leaves workers nursing bruises, sore muscles and a myriad of other health problems on the weekends. There’s lifting involved, working with heavy machinery, manual tasks like digging and chopping, laying concrete etc. And that’s just scratching the surface. Over the years, wear and tear […]

April is the month where spring really kicks into high gear. The flowers start blooming, the trees are regaining their leaves and we just finished celebrating Earth Day.   If you haven’t already considered doing so, now might be a great time to invest in some more energy efficient, environmentally friendly construction.   Not only […]