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Your Engineering Firm Starter Kit

By PES Engineering on Nov 1, 2021

Are you looking to start an engineering firm, but skeptical about all of the risks that come with it?  Below we talk about the old way compared to the new way of starting an engineering firm, and give away the blueprint and infrastructure to do it.  So, stop talking about it and start DOING it, NOW!

Topics: Innovation Impactful Relationships
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Top 10 Trends Shaping the Oil and Gas Industry

By PES Engineering on Oct 11, 2021

The petroleum industry and the oil and gas industry are undergoing a significant shift, with this being driven by a few trends. While much of this has been through the increased implementation of technology, there have been several other factors at play.

From sustainability efforts to legal challenges focused on certain practices, companies in these industries have had their hands full trying to deal with many things coming down upon them all at once - but they seem poised for success no matter what continues happening in our world today!

Let's explore 10 of these trends that are transforming the outlook of the oil and gas industry for 2021 and beyond.

Topics: Oil and Gas
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9 ways technology is impacting the civil engineering industry

By Stonewall Engineering on Sep 30, 2021

Civil engineering is an ever-changing industry. With advancements in technology, we've seen the civil engineering field evolve from working solely with concrete to now designing and building everything from bridges to buildings.

From 3D printing to automated machines (aka robots), civil engineers are no longer just sitting at a desk drawing on paper - they're running around a construction site using their brains and hands. 

Here are 10 ways that technology has impacted how civil engineers work today.

1) Using drones for surveying land

2) Designing structures with CAD software

3) Enabling remote sensing via cloud technologies 

4) Connecting devices in cities- Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled sensors

5) The use of Building Information Modeling (BMI)

6) The use of big data

7) The use and development of water conservation technology

8) Develop 3D printing solutions 

9) The use of digital marketing

Topics: Innovation civil engineering
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How Technology is Changing Drafting Careers

By PES Engineering on Sep 22, 2021

Drafters have a unique combination of skills that can be utilized in many different areas. They design products, architecture, and industrial buildings for clients all around the world. Their versatility makes them ideal candidates for work in other fields as well. A career as a drafter may be both challenging and gratifying.

Topics: Work Ethic PES Engineering Practical Engineering Engineer-In-Training Careers Drafting
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7 Tips For Engineers Looking to Start A Consulting Firm

By Blaine LaFleur on Sep 1, 2021

I used to be a mechanical engineer on salary, but I left my job because I wanted more proprietorship in my work.

For those of you who know my story, know that my loss of a salaried position was not a mutual decision.

So in other words, I was kicked out of the plane with no parachute.

Topics: Innovation Impactful Relationships Stonewall News
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This is Why You Need a Geotechnical Engineer

By PES Engineering on Aug 30, 2021

We are always looking for ways to reduce risk, increase efficiency, avoid injuries, and save money. One way is by hiring a geotechnical engineer.

Topics: Services Turn-Key Solutions PES Engineering Practical Engineering civil engineering
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5 Facts About the PES Training Program

By PES Engineering on Aug 26, 2021

At PES, we have developed a competitive system for all of our employees.  This system was designed to drive the right decisions through transparency and competition.

Topics: Work Ethic PES Engineering Practical Engineering Engineer-In-Training Careers Drafting
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What is Geotechnical Engineering and its Applications?

By PES Engineering on Jul 13, 2021

Civil Engineering is a diverse field with many disciplines, including geotechnical. Let's explore what geotechnical engineering is and its applications.

Topics: Services Drilling Turn-Key Solutions PES Engineering Practical Engineering civil engineering
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Hydro-Firing Tool: Patent Pending with a PE Stamp from PES

By PES Engineering on Jul 13, 2021

The First Down Oil Services hydro-firing tool is patent pending and has a PE stamp from Practical Engineering Solutions. This hydro-firing head is a 2-in-1 solution that allows you to pump a full column of cement immediately after the bridge plug is confirmed set.

Topics: Industry News Innovation Services Oil and Gas Drilling PES Engineering Practical Engineering
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Local firm provides support for PPE facility coming to Broussard

By PES Engineering on Jun 25, 2021

Over the past few months, a large area in Broussard, Louisiana has turned into a giant construction site, leaving people wondering, "What could they possibly be building?!" We're here to tell you that Ochsner Health is going into the personal protection equipment (PPE) industry and manufacturing two facilities in Louisiana.

Topics: Industry News Services Facilities PES Engineering
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