AIA People + Places Awards

The Whitley Center at the Oblate School of Theology served as the backdrop for this year’s 2022 People + Places Celebration presented by AIA San Antonio on Tuesday, November 8. The exclusive event recognizes Professional Achievement of chapter members, Design Excellence of projects submitted for award consideration, and Community Leadership of individuals who have had […]

Shadow Day

On October 14th, IES participated in the 2022 San Antonio College A/E Job Shadow Day.  Structural EIT Alex Mackey welcomed SAC engineering students Justin Garcia and Cody Mitchell for a day of practical insight into structural engineering that included a tour of the IES office, a look at Revit and RISA programs used daily in […]

Topping Out

With construction on the new UT Health San Antonio Multispecialty & Research Hospital well underway, IES attended the traditional topping out ceremony on October 17.  The new UT Health San Antonio Multispecialty & Research Hospital will be an eight-story, 144-bed hospital that offers specialty care in cancer, orthopedics, urology, and thoracic and bariatric surgery. The […]

The SE Exam Whilst Becoming a Father for the First Time

Taking the SE Vertical Exam

The SE Exam Whilst Becoming a Father for the First Time While my wife was pregnant with our first child and due in November 2021, I had decided to study for and take the October SE-Vertical exam.  On one hand, this gave me a lot of motivation to study well before the baby would arrive, […]

STORM SHELTER DESIGN – TAKE AWAY FROM THE 2021 NSSA STORM SHELTER CONFERENCE

IES attended the 2021 Storm Shelter Conference in Dallas, Texas November 15th – 17th, presented by the National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA). At this year’s conference, NSSA introduced two new credentialing programs. We asked our attendees for their key takeaways and thoughts on storm shelter design and the credentialing process.   You attended the NSSA Fall Storm Shelter […]

IES Partner Gives Speech Supporting Structural Engineering Licensure

IES Partner Gives Speech Supporting Structural Engineering Licensure

IES partner, Justice Edge, PE, gave a speech to the attendees at the state conference in Corpus Christi for the Structural Engineers Association of Texas (SEAoT). Mr. Edge spoke about the current state of licensure examination and that the two levels of structural engineering examination (previously offered separately) were combined (in 2013) into a single, two-day examination that has a 25% pass rate.