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40 for 40: 40 Insights from Tom Wallace to Celebrate 40 Years – Part 5

06.30.21 by Krista Looney

We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know a little more about Wallace Design Collective’s founder, Tom Wallace! This week, we wrap up our “40 for…

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40 for 40: 40 Insights from Tom Wallace to Celebrate 40 Years Part 4 – Success

06.23.21 by Krista Looney

What does success look like? Find out about the philosophies and influences that Tom Wallace believes contributed to his professional and personal accomplishments. Plus, get…

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40 for 40: 40 Insights from Tom Wallace to Celebrate 40 Years Part 3 – Structural Engineering and Technology

06.16.21 by Krista Looney

A lot has happened in 40 years – especially when it comes to technology. This week, we get Tom Wallace’s thoughts on how technology has…

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40 for 40: 40 Insights from Tom Wallace to Celebrate 40 Years Part 2 – Entrepreneurship

06.09.21 by Krista Looney

This week, we’re continuing our “40 for 40” series with eight insights from Tom Wallace on the subject of entrepreneurship. Find out more about Tom’s…

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40 for 40: 40 Insights from Tom Wallace to Celebrate 40 Years Part 1 – Evolution of Wallace Engineering

05.31.21 by Krista Looney

In 1981, a young structural engineer purchased a $15,000 HP-85 computer with a 6 inch screen and 16KB internal memory, rented a 500 square foot…

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Engineer-Contractor Relations Part III: Teamwork in action at OKPOP

04.28.21 by Krista Looney

The past few weeks, we’ve explored what goes into a positive, effective engineer-contractor relationship. We asked engineers what qualities they like to see in their…

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Engineer-Contractor Relations Part II: What Your Contractor Wishes You Knew

04.21.21 by Krista Looney

As engineers, we know what we like to see when it comes to contractors, but the engineer-contractor relationship works both ways. What qualities do contractors…

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Engineer-Contractor Relations Part I: Enhancing your engineering career through quality contractor connections

04.14.21 by Krista Looney

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees. Harry Potter vs. Voldemort. Hatfields vs. McCoys. OU vs. Texas. Engineers vs. Contractors. Some epic rivalries will just…

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All Aboard The STEAM Engine: Inspiring Oklahoma’s Next Generation of STEM Professionals

03.31.21 by Krista Looney

Have you ever witnessed an “ah-ha” moment? That moment when a lightbulb turns on and someone, especially a child, suddenly realizes their potential? A few…

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How to Prep for the 16-hour Structural Engineering Exam: Tips and Advice from Licensed SEs

03.03.21 by Krista Looney

If you’ve looked into taking the NCEES PE 16-hour Structural exam (usually referred to as the “SE exam” in structural engineering circles), you have probably…

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As engineers, we often try to “think outside the box.”

01.05.21 by Krista Looney

As engineers, we often try to “think outside the box.” 2020 was a challenging and unique year, to say the least. But in the end,…

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Engineers Without Borders – Bolivia

11.27.18 by Adrian Martin

As many of you are aware, I recently traveled to Bolivia to participate in a humanitarian mission with the University of Tulsa student chapter of…

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Let The Good Times Roll

09.09.15 by Justin Hartman

If you are like me, you often hear the questions: “Is business good?” and “Are you staying busy?” Recently, unlike a few years ago, my…

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Time For A Ride

06.16.15 by Scott Rodehaver

I recently read an article in Time magazine online about an entrepreneur who placed exercise as his highest priority, even over his 14-person company. While that may…

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Jump In With Both Feet

05.11.15 by Pryce Joyner

My first experience with marketing as a Professional Engineer is likened to jumping into a pool of water with both feet. You don’t know how…

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Fighting Our Giants

03.30.15 by Dan Mazzei

When we pray for help, I think we envision spiritual, relational, academic, parental or even economic success. Such requests are then entrusted to the favor…

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Land Use: It’s What We Do

02.16.15 by Carolyn Back

There is a saying circulating around that makes Urban Planners chuckle… “I’m an Urban Planner. I solve problems you don’t know you have, in ways…

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…and a responsible engineer shall lead them.

02.11.15 by Steve Huey

I came to art at an early age. It has always been woven into my life. A friend gave me a word a few years…

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It’s Another Day in Paradise

02.06.15 by Tom Hendrick

Often when asked by friends, colleagues, coworkers or even strangers how I am doing or how my day is going,  I greet them with, “It’s…

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Somebody’s Watching You

01.07.15 by Kevin Fitzpatrick

The New Year always reminds me of everybody’s resolution to “get in shape”, as vague as that may be. About 10 years ago I belonged to…

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Smile When It Hurts

12.15.14 by Brad Thurman

I recently had the great opportunity to serve as national president of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), an organization dedicated to marketing and…

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Team Unity

11.11.14 by Mondher Labbane

My youngest son plays soccer for a team that has had success both at the state level (two-time state champions) and at the regional level….

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A Scout Is…

11.03.14 by Daniel McClain

For the past seven years I have had the privilege and the honor of leader and teaching boys through Boy Scouts of America. I have…

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Keeping the Craft

10.13.14 by Sam Ray

Let’s keep the craft in our work. We usually think of craftsmanship as being the skill and effort to create a physical object. But I…

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Simply Amazing

09.22.14 by Kenna Chapin

The news is full of pseudo celebrities getting attention for bad behavior and the trouble they get into. I would like to put more focus…

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The World is Right Again.

09.09.14 by Darren Burns

The world is right again. At least for the next four and a half months. I know it’s pretty minor in the grand scheme of…

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Quality Control

07.21.14 by Matt Gebhardt

I recently gave a presentation on quality control policy. During preparation, it dawned on me that as engineers we often miss the boat as to…

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Do Something!

07.09.14 by Pryce Joyner

Last summer, my family was sitting around the house watching the news about the flash flooding in Manitou Springs, Colorado, which was the result of downpours on the…

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Freedom

06.30.14 by Doug Fredeen

I spent vacation last week at home and got the chance to visit with my oldest daughter and her husband. He is a Marine stationed…

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What A Difference Four Years Make

06.24.14 by Gene Phillips

Do you ever stop to realize how much changes occur in a typical 4-year span? We just went through college graduation with our son. How…

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Give a Girl a Chance…

06.13.14 by Darcey Schumacher

Not too long ago, I formed a new relationship with a client who was in the market for a consultant with national retail experience. I…

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Saferooms for Schools – One Year Later

06.03.14 by Kevin Bahner

It’s been nearly a year since my last blog post. At that time, South Oklahoma City and Moore were just really getting started with the…

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Stop and Smell the Roses

05.14.14 by Win Rice

Stop and smell the roses…sure it’s an old cliché, but do we really stop and do it? As engineers and architects, we create structures that…

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“To boldly go where no engineer has gone before…”

05.06.14 by Steve Huey

Architectural Space:  the final frontier. These are the voyages of Wallace Engineering. Its thirty five-year mission:  to explore strange new geometries, to seek out new…

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There’s More To It Than Money

04.22.14 by Jim Beach

There’s more to this working thing than money. We get fulfillment from forming bonds among our peers, having some nourishing accomplishments and contributing to our…

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It’s Not Always About The Numbers

03.31.14 by Carrie Johnson

As engineers, we tend to focus on the calculations and drawings and not on the other aspects of running a successful business.  I think a…

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