Construction using concrete masonry blocks or units (CMU) is ubiquitous in the United States today, and in fact in the whole modern world. CMU blockwork is a very versatile and relatively economical building material. It is naturally strong in compression, but with reinforced, grout-filled cells, it can also withstand large shear, bending, and tensile loads […]
Senior Consulting Engineer George Sanford is a Licensed Professional Engineer in multiple states. He has over 30 years of applied structural engineering experience specializing in building design, building components, and foundation design. George holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.
George has an extensive background in residential, commercial, and industrial structures and foundations. Throughout his career, George has designed and analyzed structures, supervised engineers, and prepared construction documents (drawings and specifications).
George has an in-depth knowledge of many building codes, standards, rules, and regulations including the agencies that govern and provide guidance to building designers such as the International Code Council (ICC), and the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Concrete Institute (ACI), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI), International Code Council (ICC), and the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI).