Christmas 1999

For our second Christmas, we re-used our first card and just added all the new people.

Then I Put My Finger Aside Of My Nose...

Clearly this house was not engineered by Wright Engineers or built by Wright Custom Home.
December 1999 Wright Stuff

The Meeting's Taking Longer Than Expected

Sometimes "business meetings" just end up going longer than you expected.
November 1999 Wright Stuff

I Can Get You A Letter For That

Even a humble engineer can feel like a hero when he strides onto the job site and resolves the latest urgent construction challenge with a stamped letter.
October 1999 Wright Stuff

But We Sure Saved A Lot

Another example of what can result from "saving" money on design.
For more about why cheap engineering isn't cheap, click here.
July 1999 Wright Stuff

An Unsuccessful Arch Tunnel Design

This one in the May 1999 Wright Stuff accompanied articles on some of the arch culvert and tunnel projects we were engineering at the time.

That's How The Drawings Showed It

A good contractor always builds it like it's shown on the drawings.
This one accompanied an article on steel moment frame connections in the March 1999 Wright Stuff.

No Longer Worried About Sulfate Attack

This is from the very first edition of The Wright Stuff issued February 1999. At that time, the deterioration of concrete due to the presence of sulfate in the soil (sulfate attack) was a hot topic with building officials and inspectors in Las Vegas. My solution was to mount machine guns on concrete trucks to fight sulfate attack.