We Must Do More and Be Better

To everyone in our Twining family: We are all in a time when events are unfolding at a speed we’ve not seen.  What follows are my thoughts on where we’ve been and where we may be headed as a Company. We’ve seen a huge disruption in our business because of a virus that has infected… Continue Reading

Introducing Alejandro Romero

Growing our Inland Empire Family The sense of community in the Inland Empire sets it apart. It’s one of the reasons why so many of our Twining team members call it home and it’s why Twining has had offices here since 2003. We’re excited to introduce the newest team member to the Twining family, Alejandro… Continue Reading

Cross-hole Sonic Logging

Twining now provides structural integrity testing for piles by means of Cross-hole Sonic Logging (CSL). CSL is one of the most common forms of nondestructive testing methods for deep foundation testing. In order to assist owners and contractors, Twining’s professionals can provide testing and comprehensive engineering analysis to determine the quality and consistency of concrete… Continue Reading

The Problem with Guaranteed Maximum Price for Materials Testing and Inspection

Those who seek to erect structures of all types (commercial, residential, institutional, infrastructure) have a clear motivation to minimize costs for the structure and to be able to budget accurately for those costs. Given these facts, it’s understandable that clients and potential clients are attracted to guaranteed maximum price (GMP), lump sum, or fixed fee… Continue Reading

Memorial Day Reminder from Our President

As is my habit, or maybe my tradition, I want to wish everyone a very safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. Hopefully, we can all enjoy some down time with our families, friends, and loved ones during this “unofficial start of summer.” But I hope that you will also join me in giving some thought… Continue Reading

Soaring Cost of Public Works Bids

What can public agencies do to mitigate rising bid prices and get the most out of construction dollars? Prop 6 has been defeated. SB1 funds are starting to trickle down into the hands of hard-working public works leaders who have long placed “dream” projects on the shelf. At long last, our careful planning and dedication… Continue Reading

Guest Post: Why Spray-Applied Fireproofing is Necessary on Steel Buildings

Steel buildings are ideal for reduced risk of fire, but even a steel structure is not entirely flameproof and must be fireproofed to ensure the structure does not fail if temperatures reach higher than 1100 degrees Fahrenheit. According to the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) steel buildings are durable, noncombustible and have fire-resistant material.… Continue Reading

A Year in Review: 2018 Projects

AVEN | Best because: DTLA’s first Thoughtful Living™ high rise offers expansive amenities, including a public park, indoor/outdoor social lounges, and two California-inspired amenity decks | Client: DTLA South Park Properties, LLC | Completion Status: Ongoing Ventura County Medical Center | Best because: hospital remained fully functional during the construction of this state-of-the-art facility, which… Continue Reading

Inland Empire Office Moves to Riverside

We packed up our San Bernardino office and laboratory and moved into a new facility in the City of Riverside. Here’s why. Growth and New Talent We are excited to announce new talent joining our team. Among these new hires are Sammy Daghighi, PE, Inland Empire Branch Manager, and David Luce, Inland Empire Laboratory Manager. Increased Project Activity We… Continue Reading