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An engineering guide to holiday decorating

Posted on December 16, 2014 by RedBuilt | Leave Comment


Who says that engineers don't have a sense of humor around the holidays?

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Floor Vibration: An Everyday Thing

Posted on December 03, 2014 by RedBuilt | Leave Comment


Our floor at home is designed for a live load of 40 pounds per square foot. I’ve never actually seen 40 pounds on each square foot of it, not all at once. None of us do. On my floor there’s just a scattering of chairs and tables and two useless cats. As cats go they’re relatively heavy, but I feel they pose no threat to the integrity of the structure.

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