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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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Engineers Without Borders – Bolivia

11.27.18 by Adrian Martin

As many of you are aware, I recently traveled to Bolivia to participate in a humanitarian mission with the University of Tulsa student chapter of…

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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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Mixed Reviews

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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Time Changes Everything

07.10.17 by Tom Hendrick

The headquarters of Wallace Engineering is located in the Brady Arts District, where among other things, a couple of historic music venues – the Brady…

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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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It Takes A Village

02.06.17 by Kasha Egan

On November 28th 2016 at 12:15 PM, my husband and I welcomed our first child, our son, Colm Francis Egan into our lives. I was…

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An Insanely Fun Time

06.30.16 by Janel Bales

“It was fun getting to hang out with co-workers in a different setting. I enjoyed seeing everyone laughing, having fun, and cheering each other on.”…

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THANKFUL

06.22.16 by Doug Fredeen

Hard works pays off in a number of ways. Recently I had the honor of becoming a Principal at Wallace Engineering. An honor I don’t…

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AWESOMENESS

03.07.16 by Sarah Appleton

A few weeks ago my husband, Joe, and I spent our Valentine’s Day at a half marathon in Birmingham, Alabama. Don’t worry…we were definitely not…

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Leap Year

02.29.16 by Tom Hendrick

When I was a fourth-grade student at Garfield Elementary in Lawton, Oklahoma, one of my classmates used to tell me she was older than her…

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Planned Unplannedness

02.09.16 by Kevin Fitzpatrick

Late last spring my beautiful wife and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary with a vacation to the almost equally beautiful country of Costa Rica….

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A Day of Thanks

11.24.15 by Tom Hendrick

How much do you know about Thanksgiving Day? I did some serious research (Wikipedia) to find out the following: Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrated…

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Wine Please…

11.10.15 by Sarah Appleton

Over the past year we have had a couple blogs about the joy of running. Do not be fooled…this is not one of those blogs….

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Painful Perceptions

10.26.15 by Adrian Martin

This post is about perception, I promise. But before we get to that, I have an admission to make; I am not a runner! Oh,…

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Making Time

10.19.15 by Carrie Johnson

You always have time…if you make time. This is a quote from an architect I know who said it when we were both in college….

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It’s Not Easy Being Green

10.12.15 by Brad Thurman

I like to think of myself as a foodie. I love to cook and I love to eat. I love trying new restaurants across 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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