Fall Safety: Ensuring Compliance with Updated OSHA Rules

Posted on July 16th, 2018.

Falls from heights and on a working surface are among the leading causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. In recent years, OSHA has updated its rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems (OSHA 1910.27(b)(1)(i) to better protect workers from these hazards—clarifying standards and adding training and...


Working in Maui’s Historic ‘Iao Valley

Posted on June 26th, 2018.

Some structural engineering projects are just a little more interesting to work on than others. This was the case when K2N Crest was called in to evaluate flood damage impacting the foundational supports for a large water pipe crossing the ‘Iao River in Maui, Hawaii. The ‘Iao River flows through one of the state’s most beautiful parks....


New Resources Provide New Expertise

Posted on May 24th, 2017.

“As our business continues to grow, we’ve increased staff to provide additional expertise in structural engineering and architectural design,” said Don Kimball, co-founder and President of K2N Crest. “Our most recent new hires allow K2N to continue to maintain high levels of service as we engage with a growing client base and participate...


Supporting an Office Expansion

Posted on May 15th, 2017.

K2N Crest recently had the opportunity to put its structural engineering and architectural design experience to work in its own offices. With more new team members added in late 2016, K2N Crest was bursting at the seams in its Oak Brook, Illinois location just west of Chicago. Incorporating an additional 850 square feet into its existing space,...


Protecting Your Building – Replacing Sealants and Coatings

Posted on October 17th, 2016.

As managers and owners move forward on building maintenance and capital improvement initiatives planned for the next year, one of the most important and necessary projects many will pursue is the replacement of worn, cracking or peeling sealants and coatings to ensure the continued integrity of building exteriors. While this may appear to...


Helping Architectural Firms Stay on Target

Posted on October 3rd, 2016.

It’s a challenge that every architect faces, trying to manage building design and construction coordination while struggling with competing structural and mechanical engineering requirements. How often have you encountered situations where the mechanical contractor shows up to run ductwork and there is structure in the way, or you have a...


Roof Problems – Telltale Signs that Your Roof Needs Attention

Posted on July 7th, 2016.

Want to be able to identify the signs that the roof on your commercial building may be in need of inspection or repair?  Here are five things to watch out for, with pictures to guide you.  While these tips will help you identify a number of potential problems, it is always best to bring in a professional roofing consultant to help determine...