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August 23, 2016

New FAA Drone Regulations & Restrictions

by Fred Jorgensen

New rules set by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), taking effect in August, open the sky to the commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and legislate the current guidelines for personal use. The additional rules for commercial use are: a pilot registration system and protocol to waive certain FAA restrictions. The waiver system is the most significant new rule. With the proper waivers, companies can now legally provide customers with a wide variety of UAS based services.


May 25, 2016

White House Summit:  Resilient Building Codes

by Kim Gayo

Evan Reis, Senior Managing Engineer at Hinman Consulting Engineers, attended the White House Summit on Resilient Building Codes, on May 10, 2016. The White House hosted the conference to highlight the critical role of building codes in furthering community resilience and the importance of incorporating resilience and the future impacts of climate change in the codes and standards development process. The Administration highlighted Federal and private sector efforts aimed at advancing the principles of resilience in building codes and standards, and building design.


July 01, 2015

Designing Glazing Systems Under the Updated UFC 

by Kim Gayo

Are you interested in learning more about the updated UFC? 

Join our very own Matt Nebel, alongside Jeffrey Nielsen of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC), as they present “Designing Glazing Systems Under the Updated UFC 4-010-01, AT/FP Requirements”, hosted by the Society of American Military Engineers on Thursday, July 9, 2015.


November 03, 2014

New Proposed Perimeter Barriers for the Department of State

by Hinman Team

A very interesting video of a crash test performed by Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) has been circulating the internet recently. The test evaluated a new perimeter barrier designed for the State Department to use at U.S. Embassies. As frequent consultants on U.S. embassy projects, Hinman Consulting Engineers knows how difficult it can be to balance stringent security requirements and design aesthetics.


October 16, 2014

Hurricane Storm Surge and Storm Tide

by Hinman Team

The United States has been experiencing increased frequency of high intensity hurricanes over the last decade, as predicted in climate change models. Six of the top ten most expensive natural disasters in US history have been tropical storms – two of which have occurred in the last 10 years. The United States has some of the most advanced codes and construction processes in the world, however, natural hazards continue to cause record breaking monetary losses.


May 09, 2014

Hinman to Testify Before State Senate Committee

by Kim Gayo

On May 14, Evan Reis will testify before the California Senate Insurance Committee on the value of a buildings rating system for natural and manmade perils such as earthquakes, hurricanes, fire and blast. The hearing is scheduled for 1:30pm in Room 112 of the State Capitol.


November 26, 2013

OBO Design Excellence Program: America the Beautiful

by Eve Hinman

The U.S. Department of State has at last returned to their tradition of building embassies to reflect the inspirational values of our country, while showing respect for the heritage of the host country.


September 09, 2013

Rising Tides

by Eve Hinman

I have been talking about coastal flooding and sea level rise obsessively for several years now I’ve been going to flood conferences where I find myself to be usually one of the few from the left coast. It is another indication the local engineering community does not take water threats seriously. Not like New Yorkers who understand and obsess about water like I do. New Yorkers are my people!


November 14, 2012

WEBINAR:  Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection in compliance with the 2012 Unified Facilities Criteria

by Hinman Team

Hinman Consulting Engineers will be hosting a free informative webinar for our valued clients on the changes to the New UFC DoD minimum antiterrorism standards for buildings, UFC 4-010-01 dated February 9, 2012.  We will discuss the applicability of the new criteria and provide a summary of changes.


November 14, 2012

Master Planning becomes a Master Headache!

by Hinman Team

The changes to 2012 UFC 4-010-01 DoD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings are a game changer in the way the construction and A/E industries handle not only standoff requirements, but windows, and unobstructed space. As discussed in my previous blog, The Hidden Cost of Saving Money, there are major changes to the standoff requirements under these new requirements. By varying standoff requirements, the Department of Defense has increased complexities and uncertainties within the industry.


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