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Preventing Shoring Wall Failures on Your Construction Site

Shoring walls are temporary retaining structures that prevent soil movement and cave-ins during a construction site excavation. These systems are used to minimize the excavation area, to keep the sides of deep excavations stable, and to ensure that movements will not cause damage to existing adjacent structures or to utilities in the surrounding ground. Common […]


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Condensation at Curtain Wall and Storefront Spandrel Infill

Glazing Systems Curtain wall and storefront glazing systems are typically a thin, non-structural outer façade element of a building that can span multiple floors or be incorporated into a punched opening. Glazing systems function largely as air and water vapor barriers, resisting air or water infiltration and accommodate building and system movement induced by wind, […]


Commercial Construction Strategies Expand Pies West Coast Presence

Pie continued its west coast presence in 2015 both in new construction and rehabilitative design services with multiple project additions throughout Arizona and California. “The west coast is a great market for us as the commercial construction industry is expected to experience double digit growth both this year and next,” said Matt Heron, Department Manager […]


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Top 10 Blog Posts From 2013

We dug up the Top 10 most popular blog posts from this year for you to reread, relive, and recirculate. Enjoy! Live Loads vs. Dead Loads: Defining Structural Repair Claims You’ve probably come across a structural claim where the terms “live load” and “dead load” get tossed around by a contractor or engineer regarding the […]


How Does Colorado Rank on Disaster Preparedness?

Record flooding, wildfires, tornadoes, frigid temps, high winds, hail, and blizzards……we’ve got all the natural disasters you can think of! Living in a mecca of natural disasters, you’d think we’d be reasonably skilled at responding to disasters……..not so much according to the national “Ready or Not?” survey, which placed Colorado this close to the bottom […]