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07.26.17 by Heidi Wallace

Having taken an embarrassingly long – decade, perhaps? – break from reading books of my choosing for pleasure’s sake rather than a grade or knowledge acquisition, I…

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Rock Climbing: A Route Through the Mind of An Engineer

05.10.17 by Kyle Haskett

Rock Climbing    Like many people, I was a bit apprehensive before I started rock climbing. I am not, however, afraid of heights; no, it’s the…

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End of History of Architecture…?

10.05.15 by Darcey Schumacher

I recently was lucky enough to get on one of those newer Delta planes that have monitors built into the back of the head rests….

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Let The Good Times Roll

09.09.15 by Justin Hartman

If you are like me, you often hear the questions: “Is business good?” and “Are you staying busy?” Recently, unlike a few years ago, my…

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Jump In With Both Feet

05.11.15 by Pryce Joyner

My first experience with marketing as a Professional Engineer is likened to jumping into a pool of water with both feet. You don’t know how…

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Land Use: It’s What We Do

02.16.15 by Carolyn Back

There is a saying circulating around that makes Urban Planners chuckle… “I’m an Urban Planner. I solve problems you don’t know you have, in ways…

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…and a responsible engineer shall lead them.

02.11.15 by Steve Huey

I came to art at an early age. It has always been woven into my life. A friend gave me a word a few years…

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Wide Load

12.22.14 by Danny Baldwin

You may have seen the news coverage in October talking about the transport of a demethanizer tower manufactured by a company in Broken Arrow and…

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Bound for Belize

11.24.14 by Gene Phillips

A couple of months ago, I had a chance to take my own mini vacation. Everyone else in the family had plans, so this one was…

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Team Unity

11.11.14 by Mondher Labbane

My youngest son plays soccer for a team that has had success both at the state level (two-time state champions) and at the regional level….

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Keeping the Craft

10.13.14 by Sam Ray

Let’s keep the craft in our work. We usually think of craftsmanship as being the skill and effort to create a physical object. But I…

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68 Days to a New Perspective

08.06.14 by Emily Ashbaugh

I had an image of what a day at a typical engineering firm would look like. It’s quiet and maybe a little impersonal. Employees work…

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Quality Control

07.21.14 by Matt Gebhardt

I recently gave a presentation on quality control policy. During preparation, it dawned on me that as engineers we often miss the boat as to…

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What A Difference Four Years Make

06.24.14 by Gene Phillips

Do you ever stop to realize how much changes occur in a typical 4-year span? We just went through college graduation with our son. How…

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Give a Girl a Chance…

06.13.14 by Darcey Schumacher

Not too long ago, I formed a new relationship with a client who was in the market for a consultant with national retail experience. I…

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“To boldly go where no engineer has gone before…”

05.06.14 by Steve Huey

Architectural Space:  the final frontier. These are the voyages of Wallace Engineering. Its thirty five-year mission:  to explore strange new geometries, to seek out new…

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It’s Not Always About The Numbers

03.31.14 by Carrie Johnson

As engineers, we tend to focus on the calculations and drawings and not on the other aspects of running a successful business.  I think a…

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March Madness

03.17.14 by Tom Hendrick

When the month of March rolls around I think most everyone is aware of March Madness in college basketball.  First, there are the conference tournaments,…

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Embracing Differences

02.24.14 by Greg Poston

In a scene that is played out most mornings in our house, my wife is up bright and early ready for the day.  She has…

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Naturally Curious

02.18.14 by Kevin Fitzpatrick

“Curiosity is a willing, a proud, an eager confession of ignorance.” -S. Leonard Rubenstein. I wonder if I act and think the way I do…

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The Next of a Thriving Breed

02.11.14 by Adrian Martin

art·i·san (ärt’ə zən, -san)  noun one that produces something in limited quantities often using traditional methods We’ve all grown up in an industrialized world.  Literally everything…

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A Different Perspective

01.27.14 by Brandon Wahl

Several years ago, I started providing metal stud shop drawings for sub-contractors, and it made me change the way that I detail the construction drawings…

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Retaining Wall Design

01.13.14 by Brian Walker

As a structural engineer, I am frequently called upon to investigate and develop repairs for failed or failing earth retaining wall structures. The call often comes…

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The Art of Engineering

01.06.14 by Tom Wallace

At Wallace Engineering, we often talk about the “art of engineering”.  But what does that mean?  The American Engineers Council for Professional Development (ECPD), an…

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Watch Where You Step

12.16.13 by Daniel McClain

PPE – Personal Protective Equipment. These small items are there to protect you, typically from making some careless decisions.  I, unfortunately, have gone through more…

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Positively Stable

12.09.13 by Ken Basden

If a structural system includes an unstable element, a sudden (and possibly catastrophic) failure will eventually occur. In addition to safely resisting the applied gravity…

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Top Ten Reasons I’m Thankful to be an Engineer at Wallace Engineering

12.02.13 by David Schoell

You can just imagine my delight to see the last Origin entry, ‘Be Aware of Your Surroundings’, expertly penned by our own Sam Ray, was…

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Play Ball!

10.22.13 by Scott Rodehaver

Wallace Engineering moved into the Brady Arts district in 2006 to a great historic 1920s brick warehouse. We had a small parking lot with additional…

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What is a Lifer?

10.07.13 by Ron Jantz

lif·er ˈlīfər/ noun informal noun: lifer; plural noun: lifers 1. 
a person serving a life sentence in prison. 2. 
a person who spends their life in…

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Pay It Forward

07.01.13 by Dan Mazzei

I sincerely appreciate working for a company whose culture encourages employees to give back to the community. Most have done more than I, but to…

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Get A Hobby!

06.26.13 by Win Rice

Structural engineering requires a broad skill set in order to be well rounded and deliver successful projects. We have to visualize projects mentally in three…

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Structure Expressed

05.20.13 by Andrew Kern

I was a young student of architecture at the University of Illinois when I took my first structures course: statics and dynamics. This was my…

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Hammer Away

05.15.13 by Max Lehman

While there have been many experiences that have shaped me as an engineer, I believe that the ones that have benefited me the most have…

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Raising the Bar…

04.22.13 by Sarah Appleton

The first and foremost responsibility of any engineering professional is to hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public.  As a structural engineer…

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