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This blog includes a compilation of subject-matter expert-authored articles covering topics within engineering, project management, architecture, and more.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Thermal Runaway

Sep 30, 2022

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Thermal Runaway

Reactivity hazards are part of the safety, health, and environment (HSE) topic for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Chemical exam. Runaway reactions are associated with reactivity hazards and are also an important safety concern in the...

How to Ask Your Boss for a Raise or Promotion

Sep 23, 2022

How to Ask Your Boss for a Raise or Promotion

Engineers seeking to increase their compensation often are uncertain as to how to approach their supervisors. While there are certainly no "one size fits all" rules for how to achieve a salary increase, there are a few things to keep in mind...

Fire Safety Issues Impacting Healthcare Projects

Sep 16, 2022

Fire Safety Issues Impacting Healthcare Projects

Fire protection systems and egress requirements are an important consideration for all types of building projects, but they are especially important for healthcare projects. In healthcare facilities, occupants of the building may be unable to...

How to Prepare for the PE Exam After a Gap Period

Sep 09, 2022

How to Prepare for the PE Exam After a Gap Period

A gap period can certainly develop between the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exams. I have seen from co-workers and peers that it can be difficult to find time for PE exam studying and...

9 Facts You Never Knew About Flammability

Sep 02, 2022

9 Facts You Never Knew About Flammability

Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) is a topic on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Chemical exam (5-8 questions). Although the number of flammability questions that you will encounter on the FE exam is limited, flammability has always...

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