New York Professional Engineers

New York Professional Engineers Are As Tough As NYC

Out of all the cities in America, New York City is, without a doubt, the most iconic for most people around the globe. Its towering skyscrapers, historic landmarks, bright billboards, and large crowds has made the Big Apple a unique city to travel to. However, when one decides to do business or live in this city, they will quickly realize that buildings are not the only thing that is high in New York City.

The high rents, cost of living, real estate prices, high taxes, and cost of doing business in highly-congested New York City have made New York one of the most exorbitant in the U.S. and likely across the world as well. Add to this fact that NYC was one of the most crime-ridden cities in the 1960s up to early 1990s, which bred an international image that New York  City is not safe, and as such, New Yorkers are tough to survive.

While it is significantly safer to live in the NYC these days, the “toughness” that has grown within New Yorkers’ hearts can be seen alive and well, especially during the tough times.

NYC Professional Engineers – Helping the City Stay Tough

The NYC has faced a wide range of calamities – from the Great Fire of 1835, the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001, the devastation of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and two building collapses in 2014 and 2015.  While these disasters claimed and changed the lives of many, they also proved that the New Yorkers can stand back up and be stronger than before.

To mitigate the damage that such disasters can inflict to the people of the NYC, it is of utmost importance for professional engineers, particularly the structural engineers, to thoroughly inspect the structures built or being built in the city and ensure that they are  constructed and maintained according to the latest building codes and safety standards.

To do so, NYC professional engineers should be “tough” as well, i.e. strictly follow the inspection guidelines and provide a transparent, impartial, and accurate inspection report that is needed to get the building approved by the City Officials.  With their steadfast commitment to ensuring an honest and just building inspection process, professional engineers are indeed a vital element for keeping the NYC tough for millennia to come.

Tough Performance Tests Used By Structural Engineers During Building Inspection in NYC

When conducting a structural inspection, professional engineers employ a variety of diagnostic tests designed to gauge the structural-soundness of the building during construction, as well as to determine the potential structural deficiencies that could compromise the safety and well-being of its occupants.

Some of the that professional engineers use during building inspection are as follows:

  • Load testing
  • Impact testing
  • Exposure site testing
  • Tensile testing
  • Strength testing
  • Durability testing
  • Weatherability testing
  • Settlement testing
  • Fatigue testing
  • Stress testing cable/support systems
  • Air pressure testing
  • Water pressure testing
  • Light reflectance value testing
  • Chemical testing
  • Slip resistance testing

Depending on the complexity and size of the structure, an NYC professional engineer can execute these tests in combination in order to gather more in-depth information about the building’s structural performance. Moreover, these tests also help assure that the engineer holds an actual, scientific proof of the current condition of the building, and not just a “guess” provided by anybody after a cheap, quick look at the façade of the building.

In conclusion, professional engineers in NYC need to be as tough as the New Yorkers they serve to ensure that buildings are properly inspected and that their client has done all the necessary due diligence to ensure that the structure will remain tough and durable during its expected lifetime.

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