David Dexter

What Are an Engineer’s Obligations When Freedoms Intersect?

January 7, 2022
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Anyone who accepts a freedom, license, registration, or any privilege must also accept the duties and responsibilities that go with such considerations. Nothing comes for free, and the payment can […]

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Coordination Is Key to Helping Make the Right Design Choices for the Owner

August 23, 2021
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Design is the process of taking an action to meet specific requirements in our effort to provide a complete system. Regardless of the size of any given project, it consists […]

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How to Apply Value Engineering to Benefit the Owner and the Project

July 20, 2021
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This month, I thought we might discuss the topic of value engineering from an engineer’s perspective. It’s a term that gets much use and abuse in the vertical build market. […]

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Are Today’s Construction Managers Really Looking Out for the Owner’s Best Interests?

June 18, 2021
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The management of a project is one of the many items for which the Engineer of Record (EOR) is responsible as part of any project. This got me thinking about […]

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“How Engineers and Tradespeople Can Work Together to Better Serve the Client”

April 7, 2021
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The skilled trades are responsible for turning the engineer’s interpretation of the client’s vision into a brick-and-mortar facility. They are an integral part of the construction team who do not […]

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“Understanding Everyone’s Responsibilities and Obligations in the Code Process”

March 18, 2021
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Last month, we broke down the meaning of the Registered Professional Engineer and began the discussion of how the engineer interacts with the building official. Let’s continue that discussion by […]

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“What Does It Take to Be a Registered Professional Engineer?”

February 10, 2021
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The title of Registered Professional Engineer … what does that really mean? Let us review each of the words that make up the official professional designation. “Registered” is a person […]

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“Are Sleeves or Core Drilling Better for the Passage of Process Piping?”

February 1, 2021
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The choice must take into consideration the craftsmanship of the installation, convenience, and coordination among the trades. by David Dexter, FNSPE, FASPE, CPD, CPI, LEED BD+C, PE When I first […]

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“Starting the New Year with a New Series on the Professional Engineer’s Perspective”

January 6, 2021
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Recently I was asked to begin a new series of articles on the Professional Engineer’s perspective, so with that in mind, this will be my first column on the subject. […]

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“Holding Your Specifications”

December 18, 2020
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Specifications are important and an integral part of the project and the legally binding contract documents. by David Dexter, FNSPE, FASPE, CPD, CPI, LEED BD+C, PE As consulting engineers and […]

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