How Much Does It Cost to Charge a Tesla?

How much does it cost to charge a Tesla? It ranges from about $8 to $18 to fully charge a Tesla, depending on the model vehicle you drive. To better understand the cost, you need to learn the details of the charging calculation. Because let’s face it, the fuel cost savings is a huge reason … Read more

How Do Engineers Dress and the Dress Code Impact?

How do engineers dress? For the most part, a dress code doesn’t exist. You see shirts and ties, all the way to engineers that look homeless. Overall though, your corporate environment will shape any dress requirements. But also, different work settings can dictate what you wear as well. I’ll go over some examples of different … Read more

What to Unlearn From School to Level Up?

What to unlearn from school? Certain lessons from school don’t translate to the real world. To level yourself up, you need to unlearn things. I’m going to go over 6 detrimental lessons taught in U.S. school systems. Some of these lessons are directly pounded in your head year after year. While others indirectly seep into … Read more

Substation CT Saturation Calculation Made Easy

CTs are critical for the operation of power systems. A CT saturation calculation will show how well a CT can operate in non-ideal conditions. I’ll show you step by step how to do the calculation and the information you need to gather. Before we go over the calculation, let’s discuss CTs, Current Transformers. You can … Read more

How Do We Protect Earth From Asteroids?

How do we protect Earth from asteroids? We can use explosives, booster jets, lasers, and other techniques. But these methods aren’t proven. The most important thing is to have a huge lead time to divert an extinction-level asteroid. This is easier said than done though. In fact, a study from Cardiff university states, The sun’s … Read more

How to Dewater a Construction Site Using 6 Methods

How to dewater a construction site? Many dewatering methods exist to accommodate different construction site conditions. I’m going to go over all the common dewatering methods. You’ll see how they work, and when you need to use them. Because every construction site is unique with different conditions you need to consider. You’ll find the geology … Read more

16 Powerful Construction Management Tips

Construction management isn’t easy. But by using certain construction management tips, you can deliver awesome projects while profiting. I’ve managed construction work and been the lead engineer on countless large projects. I’ve learned a lot through mistakes and from some awesome construction managers. So I’m going to share 16 construction management tips mixed in with … Read more

How Hard Is Electrical Engineering?

How hard is electrical engineering? It’s challenging, but not overly hard. If you’re good at math and physics, you’ll learn quickly. Truth is, everything seems hard until you get your feet wet. Remember when you first learned how to ride a bike? It was daunting and you fell hitting the ground countless times. You then … Read more

What Do Consultant Engineers Do?

What do consultant engineers do? They provide advice and guidance, project management, and engineering design services to customers. These customers are both in the private and public sectors. Also, the engineering design work consultants do can be very light to intensely complex. To better illustrate, I’m going to share my work with you. I’ve worked … Read more

What Is Consulting Engineering? Learn the 9 Things!

What is consulting engineering? It’s firms that provide expert engineering knowledge to customers. This includes providing advice and design services. In other words, consultants apply their expertise on projects owned by others. Many times, it’s because the projects are out of the work scope of a private company or public agency. The projects can include … Read more

12 Must Follow Construction Site Preparation Rules

Construction site preparation is a necessary step to having a smooth-running project. There are 12 important “rules” you need to follow. Before we start, what is construction site preparation? In construction, site prep is getting a construction site ready for building and development. This includes ongoing prep to maintain the workability of a project site. … Read more

What Is Concrete Made of and How Is It Made?

What is concrete made of? In its simplest form, it’s made of three basic ingredients. The mixture includes water, aggregate, and cement. The ingredients sound simple, which they are. But, there’s a huge amount of complexity in the mix design. You need to choose the exact quantities and characteristics of your ingredients. These ingredients then … Read more

What Is a Lean Concrete Mix and How Is It Made?

What is a lean concrete mix? It’s a type of concrete where the cement content is less than about 10% of the total mixture content. This makes it a low-strength material and it’s used as an alternative to compacted soil. It’s also highly liquid and self-levels. So you can fairly easily remove lean concrete, if … Read more