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Value Engineering in an Unstable Market

Las Vegas, Nevada is an international destination resort known for gambling, entertainment, nightlife and over-the-top glitz and glamour.  The use of neon lights, water features, flame effects and unusual architectural elements provides our visitors with an unforgettable experience.  The development of these unique attractions has always been an interesting challenge for Lochsa Engineering.  The recession and the associated impact to project funding further enhances this challenge.

VIDEO: Skywalk - Spirit of the Eagle

Special thanks to The Lincoln Electric Company for the use of this video.

VIDEO: Skywalk - The Build

Curious how the Skywalk came about?

Special thanks to The Lincoln Electric Company for the use of this video.

Lochsa Engineering Makes CNN's Top 25 List

The Grand Canyon Skywalk is still making news. Most recently, the Skywalk was recognized as #14 on CNN's "25 of Mankind's Greatest Engineering Achievements." Lochsa Engineering is honored and humbled to be a part of world renowned projects such as this.

To read more of CNN’s Top 25 Engineering Achievements click
To read more of the details of the Skywalk click here

Idaho's Best Places to Work 2013

Idaho's Best Places to Work - Award Plaque

"Always remember, people care more about organizations that care more about people," says Populus president and director of research, Paul Butcher. Populus recently conducted the annual surveys that identify top Idaho employers according to those who know: their employees. The winners of the Best Places to Work in Idaho are led by executives who recognize the significance of employee engagement, take ownership and responsibility for their management, and realize a return on their investment.

Diverse Design and Engineering

Keeping a competitive edge in the AEC industry is an evolving process. It's important to focus on your client's needs while also diversifying your products and services. Firms can no longer apply a "one-size-fits-all" approach to engineering.

Read more on how Lochsa Engineering overcame a recession and stagnant markets.

The Importance of BIM Certification

Recently, the AEC industry has seen a significant upturn in the use of BIM (building information modeling) on projects both on the design and construction side.  BIM, in its full glory, develops an information rich 3-D building model and enhances the coordination and communication between disciplines.  While considered “new technology”, BIM has considerable benefits over traditional ways of designing and documenting.  Some of the values of using BIM include reduced errors a

Trends in the Light Gauge Industry

Authored by: Riley J. Mahaffey, Principal, P.E., LEED Associate, with Jared Keller, Associate, P.E., Dana Hennis, S.E., P.E., and Nick Hrico, EIT

The Inauguration of a Company

The Men of Lochsa

Deliberating on the Presidential Inauguration 2013, I pondered the word "inaugurate" which means: verb: to make a formal beginning of; initiate; commence; begin.  This in turn got me to thinking about Lochsa's beginning and how every company has its' own "inaugural" story. I asked founding principal, Mark Hedge, to share his insight on the inception of Lochsa Engineering. His thoughts are presented here.

Lochsa Engineering's BIM Division Wins Rendering Competition

Skamania Zip Line

On November 9th, the Boise Revit Users Group (BoiRUG) held a Revit rendering competition. This competition was an opportunity for local design teams to display the projects they have been working on, their Revit capabilities, and to bring together Revit user in the Boise valley for an open forum to discuss, teach, and learn from one another's rendering experience and knowledge. The renderings categories judged were "Most Realistic" and "Most Creative."


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