Top Level Engineering: Celebrating a Successful 2021, Looking Ahead to Great Opportunities in the Future Happy New Year from Top Level Engineering! As we move into the first few weeks of 2022, we look back on the previous year with a grateful spirit – as we have much to celebrate! First and foremost, we are…

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IBC

The International Code Council (ICC) recently announced significant changes to the 2021 International Building Codes (IBC), according to Part 1 of a recent five-article series in the November 2021 issue “Structure” magazine. Structural engineers should be aware of these significant changes that occurred between 2018 and 2021. In their article 2021 IBC Significant Structural Changes,…

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Top Level Engineering Provides Structural Engineering For Goddard School of Ashburn Annex Top Level Engineering worked with Loveless Porter Architects in 2020 and 2021 to provide the structural design for an addition to The Goddard School, located in Ashburn, Virginia. Once completed, The Goddard School of Ashburn Annex will be a 5,000 square foot, two-story…

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Engineering Solutions

Approximate Analytical Techniques Why Mastering Them is So Important for Structural Engineers When analyzing and designing indeterminate structures today, most structural engineers are able to rely upon a variety of software programs to help them do the job quickly and precisely. However, possessing the ability to approximate an answer without the use of a computer…

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On August 4 of last year, Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia signed a bill recognizing Structural Engineering as an addition to the current Professional Engineering license for specifically designated structures, as noted in a recent article in the September 2021 issue of Structure magazine.   In the process, SB 310 created a new license: Professional…

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Recently, Top Level Engineering designed a unique structure that is helping to foster the love of live music and public performance in picturesque Jefferson County, West Virginia. “The Amp” at Sam Michael’s Park a 130-acre public park near Charles Town – is a wood-framed outdoor stage enclosure that is used for public concerts and festivals.…

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Recently, Top Level Engineering worked with Loveless Porter Architects and Saadeh Partners to provide structural engineering services for a new retail center, The Christopher at Bristow Village, located in Prince William County, Virginia. About the Retail Center Named after the owner’s son, The Christopher retail center offers 10,500 square feet of retail space, including seven…

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Ever wonder how contemporary structural engineers complete their projects and what tools help them do their jobs most effectively? Long gone are the days of slide rules and compasses. From drones to computers and the latest design software, technology is constantly improving and providing engineers with better and more accurate tools. As research and technology…

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