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Engineer-Contractor Relations Part I: Enhancing your engineering career through quality contractor connections

04.14.21 by Krista Looney

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees. Harry Potter vs. Voldemort. Hatfields vs. McCoys. OU vs. Texas. Engineers vs. Contractors. Some epic rivalries will just…

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Workout Like a Professional (a Professional Engineer….)

04.07.21 by Krista Looney

The Quarantine-15 struggle is real. Summer’s coming up, and everyone is trying to shed some unwanted pounds and fit into their bathing suit after a…

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All Aboard The STEAM Engine: Inspiring Oklahoma’s Next Generation of STEM Professionals

03.31.21 by Krista Looney

Have you ever witnessed an “ah-ha”moment? That moment when a lightbulb turns on and someone, especially a child, suddenly realizes their potential? A few Christmases…

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Who We Are and What We Do: Land Surveying

03.24.21 by Krista Looney

Long before a building is constructed, before any ribbon cutting, steel erection, concrete pour, or even the ground breaking ceremony, all you have is a…

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Heave or Settlement? Digging into the Cause of Slab on Grade Damage

03.17.21 by Kyle Haskett

Slab Investigations As a structural engineer, I get called to investigate all kinds of damage, and I’ve especially seen my fair share of slabs on…

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The Gathering Place: More than Meets the Eye

03.10.21 by Krista Looney

There’s more to Tulsa than meets the eye. But don’t be fooled, it’s not because there’s nothing to see at first glance. It’s because there’s…

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How to Prep for the 16-hour Structural Engineering Exam: Tips and Advice from Licensed SEs

03.03.21 by Krista Looney

If you’ve looked into taking the NCEES PE 16-hour Structural exam (usually referred to as the “SE exam” in structural engineering circles), you have probably…

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You Can’t Be What You Can’t See: Unlocking Hidden Potential in the Next Generation of STEAM Professionals

02.24.21 by Krista Looney

On an average day at Stanford University in the late 1970s, Sally Ride, then a PhD student in physics, was paging through the university newspaper…

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Tune Into Forensic Structural Engineering

02.17.21 by Krista Looney

Sounds like it would be a great TV show, doesn’t it? Picture it: a bunch of nerds (cool nerds, mind you) running around in their…

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How to Calcuate Snow Weight from Depth and Density

02.10.21 by Krista Looney

Last week, the Northeast got another heavy dose of snow when a winter storm dropped more than 17 inches in Central Park and upwards of…

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Structural Engineering

02.03.21 by Krista Looney

If you’re familiar with the TV show “How I Met Your Mother,” you might remember the episode “Mosbius Designs” (S4E20), where Ted Mosby, Architect (*wink*),…

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Engineering Productivity: 5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Work Day

01.27.21 by Krista Looney

Do you ever feel like there’s not enough time in a day? Or make it to the end of a work day, only to realize…

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Making Lives Better Through Food Security

01.20.21 by Krista Looney

Making Lives Better Through Food Security When the pandemic began affecting our grocery shopping last spring, most people experienced relatively minor inconveniences ranging from fewer…

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New Year, New Look

01.08.21 by Krista Looney

New year, new look. Wallace Engineering has always been dedicated to the art of engineering. And this year, we’re taking that passion to a new…

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As engineers, we often try to “think outside the box.”

01.05.21 by Krista Looney

As engineers, we often try to “think outside the box.” 2020 was a challenging and unique year, to say the least. But in the end,…

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2020 – what a year!

01.05.21 by Tom Hendrick

Happy New Year, everyone! I think we’re looking forward to the start of a new year now more than ever. We all want to put…

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Let’s all be a part of bringing change

06.09.20 by Tom Hendrick
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COVID-19 Update

03.24.20 by Tom Hendrick

In these challenging times, we’re committed to doing our part to make lives better and flatten the curve. Please read how we’re responding to the…

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A look back at 2019

01.09.20 by Tom Hendrick

Happy new year, everyone! As we look forward to the start of a new year – and a new decade! – it’s a great time…

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A look back at 2018

01.03.19 by Tom Hendrick

Happy New Year! 2019 looks to be a busy year and as we move forward, it’s worthwhile to look back at the highlights from 2018….

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2017 was one for the books.

01.03.18 by Tom Hendrick

As we enter into 2018, I’d like to reflect back on some our accomplishments of the past year. We started 2017 by welcoming two new…

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The World is Right Again.

09.09.14 by Darren Burns

The world is right again. At least for the next four and a half months. I know it’s pretty minor in the grand scheme of…

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Freedom

06.30.14 by Doug Fredeen

I spent vacation last week at home and got the chance to visit with my oldest daughter and her husband. He is a Marine stationed…

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Stop and Smell the Roses

05.14.14 by Win Rice

Stop and smell the roses…sure it’s an old cliché, but do we really stop and do it? As engineers and architects, we create structures that…

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What Bunny Slope? An Update from Allison Taylor

03.07.14 by Allison Taylor

Here’s an update to my post from December: A week ago today, I found myself at the highest altitude I’ve ever been to – on…

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Together We Make A Family

02.04.14 by Danny Baldwin

My wife and I had a wonderful life-changing experience ten years ago when we adopted our first child through DHS and began our family. We…

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Getting Off the Bunny Slope

12.31.13 by Allison Taylor

The definition of a New Year’s resolution is a promise to do an act of self-improvement starting on New Year’s Day. Reflecting back on 2013,…

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A Global Experience

12.23.13 by Mondher Labbane

Very often in my dealings with clients, colleagues, or people I haven’t met before, I am asked where I am from. No one seems to…

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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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Structural Condition Assessments

10.29.13 by Justin Hartman

There are several issues that arise when modifying existing structures that differentiates these types of projects from ground-up design and construction. One such issue is…

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Metamorphosis

10.01.13 by Lance Woolsey

It’s August in Oklahoma; hot, sticky and you still have the lawn mowing to look forward to this weekend. It can’t be helped, right? Well,…

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Green with Envy

08.20.13 by Lise Kifer

A while back I was perusing articles about the physical office spaces and campuses of “way out there” companies like Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon. …

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