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Seismic Bracing in your Everyday Practice

Seismic restraint is used "to prevent nonstructural components from overturning or moving that could lead to property damage and/or loss of human life." The Owner, architect, and structural engineer need to coordinate the proper MEP system for their project. Critical facilities, such as hospitals, fire stations, police stations, data centers, gathering places, etc. need to remain operational after a seismic event. If these facilities aren't properly seismically restrained, it could severely impact human health and life. In this presentation you will learn about IBC code compliance, specifications, design, applications, and proper installation of seismic restraints as it applies to MEP commercial construction.

Vincent L. Triggs Elementary School - Career Day

On May 20, 2016, Rob Naples, Vice President, and Neda Saeedy, Project Engineer, went to Vincent L. Triggs Elementary School to present at their 6th Annual Career Day. Rob and Neda presented to Kindergarten through Fifth Grade students about the daily responsibilities of a Structural Engineer. They brought visual aids specific to engineering such as a calculator, a set of drawings, a hard hat, a ruler, etc.

Minimize Your Risk Through Construction Engineering

Every project presents challenges for the contractor. The larger and more complicated the project is, the more likely the contractor will need additional support to develop the right solution. If outside expertise is needed to solve the problem during construction, the same outside expertise will be an asset to the contractor at the beginning stages to help them closely capture the costs and risk on the contract. Robert Naples, Vice President of Innova Technologies, will share his experiences on some major construction projects.

Minimize Your Risk Through Construction Engineering

"Minimize Your Risk Through Construction Engineering"

Robert Naples, Vice President, Innova Technologies
Thursday, March 10th | 11:30am to 1:00pm
Historic 5th Street School

Rob's program will cover the significance and relevance of Construction Engineering at planning stages of any job.

How 3D Printing Can Enhance Your Architectural Practice

“How 3D Printing Can Enhance Your Architectural Practice.”

Shai Yeshayahu, UNLV School of Architecture
Innova Conference Room | 1432 South Jones Blvd.
Thursday, November 5th | 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Future of Steel Moment Frames Lunch and Learn

“The Future of Steel Moment Frames – The SidePlate Approach”

Congresswoman Dina Titus tours Innova

US Representative Dina Titus (D) of the 1st Congressional District of Nevada recently toured and hosted a meeting at Innova Technologies about the importance of the Export-Import Bank.

This bank is very important to Innova because it allows us to carry out the international work that we do.

She then took to the house floor to ask for re-authorization of the Export-Import Bank.

Below is a video of her speech.

3D Printing Introduction

In an effort to help our clients envision our designs Innova bought a Flashforge Creator Pro 3D printer. 3D printing technology is still at it's infancy. This printer reminds me of the old pen plotters. It has two nozzles that extrudes melted plastic along a 2d plane. The base plate then moves down a layer and it forms the next layer. There are a couple different types of plastic you can use in these types of 3d printers. We are currently using ABS plastic. 3d printing is an art that takes practice and knowledge to master. Not every object is ideal for this type of 3d printing.

Lunch and Learn at Innova!

AEC individuals are welcome to join us at our office for a lunch and learn featuring Yossi Swartzon and Jim Cavaness with Southland Industries. The topic will be Lean in Construction (maximize value and minimize waste) and the Community of Practice with a discussion on Lean/IPD (Integrated Project Delivery). There will also be an open forum discussion on the future of our industry and different Lean experiences.

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