Structural Elements Blog

Earthquake Study

We had the honor and privilege of working on a challenging and interesting project. We built this analytical model of the Montage Building in downtown Reno and have been studying it’s response to earthquakes and recently presented our findings and recommendations.

All Things Home radio show appearance

Brett will be live on America Matters Media radio station KCKQ AM 1180 at 4:30 tomorrow, on the show All Things Home, talking about the top 10 most common seismic vulnerabilities to look for when buying a home.

Northern Nevada Business Weekly wrote a fun article about our company

Link here: McElhaney Structural Engineers of Reno is still growing

Interesting Article About What European Satellites Have Learned About the San Francisco Bay Area Soils and Seismicity

World’s First 3-D Printed Office Building Opens

The World’s first 3-d printed office building has opened in Dubai, UAE.  It was printed in China and constructed in 17 days, saving 80% on construction costs. World’s First 3-D Printed Office Building Photos

Personalities in a Team Environment

The relative success of a building construction project is often determined by the ability of the design team, owner, and contractors to effectively communicate ideas and resolve conflicts. This is true for practically any other type of endeavor that we humans venture into as teams.  Architects, engineers, and construction professionals form a special part of […]

“This Old House”

One of our residential renovation projects has been submitted to the television show “This Old House” by the owner.

Most Common Seismic Vulnerabilities in One and Two-Family Wood-Frame Dwellings

Most Common Seismic Vulnerabilities in One and Two-Family Wood-Frame Dwellings

Haiti versus Chile Earthquake

Why Haiti’s Earthquake was not only a natural disaster but a tragedy.

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