Are all engineering designs treated equally?

As is the case with most professions, each individual will come up with a slightly, or drastically, different solution to a given problem. All these solutions should perform to a minimum standard, but at what cost? And is there a benefit to a solution performing a little above the standard, or significantly better than the […]

Residential Energy Updates

Background In the mid 1970s, the Warren Alquist Act was passed. This created the California Energy Commission and granted the Commission authority to develop and maintain building energy efficiency standards. The California Energy Commission states “A review of California’s 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards compared to international standards set in 2015, found a 29 percent […]

Homeowner’s Guide to Remodeling and New Construction, Part 2

This is a continuation from our previous article. Click here to see Part 1. Building a new, custom home can be quite the project for homeowners who have not been through the process multiple times. There are decisions, lots and lots of decisions to make, from colors, finishes, and materials to budgets and schedules to […]

Homeowner’s Guide to Remodeling and New Construction, Part 1

Often times we are asked what the necessary steps are for a home owner to remodel a kitchen, bathroom, deck, or their entire house. Similar questions are asked about building a new house on a vacant lot. While this is not meant to be a one size fits all guide, it can be used to […]

Tools and Technology

Jackson and Sands Engineering Tools: Resource and Code Manuals

At Jackson & Sands Engineering, Inc, a wide array of tools are available to us to create effective solutions for you. In our industry, like many others, not one tool can complete every job and not all tools are needed for every project. Much like a carpenter who has their most commonly used tools in […]