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Ivey Engineering Promotes Scott Friesen to President

Ivey Engineering, Inc., (IEI), a forensic analysis and engineering expert witness firm, recently announced Scott Friesen, principal consultant, has been promoted to president of IEI. Friesen, a mechanical engineer, has 21 years of experience designing, analyzing and testifying about HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems and products.

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3 Steps Fire & Explosion Experts Use to Investigate a Building Fire

Being trapped in a building fire is one of the most dangerous situations you can find yourself in. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), between 2011 and 2015, an average of seven Americans died each day due to house fires. The leading cause of civilian home fire deaths during this period was smoking […]

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7 Basic Life-Saving Smoke Alarm Tips

If you’ve ever been involved in a home or commercial building fire, you’ll most likely agree that smoke alarms play a vital role in the safety of a building’s occupants. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), about three out of every five fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or the […]

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Fire & Life Safety Expert Witness Joins IEI

Ivey Engineering, Inc., (IEI), a forensic analysis and expert witness firm, recently announced the addition of Dr. Daniel N. Bak, a fire and life safety expert witness, to its team of consultants. Bak, a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) and Fire Safety Engineer (F.S.E.), is also a fire protection consultant.

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7 Doable Tasks to Winterize Your Home

Winter is on its way, and along with it, colder weather.  As temperatures begin to drop, it’s not as easy to get out and do what’s necessary to protect your home from potential damage or energy leaks. So before temperatures start to dip lower, you may want to take on this list of 7 Doable Tasks […]

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8 Facts You Should Know to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide is more commonly thought of as a deadly poison in the winter. But it’s often the culprit of many incidents during other seasons as well. You probably know that when you use a gas or wood-burning appliance, such as a furnace, you increase the risk of carbon-monoxide (CO) poisoning. However, other appliances and […]

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6 Reasons Why Homeowners Should Go Solar

As a homeowner, have you ever thought about using solar power as an alternative energy source? With a 30 percent increase over the last year, solar power continues to be one of the fastest growing energy sources in the United States. Not surprising, residential solar installations continue to soar.

5 Things to Do if You Want to Unclog Your Kitchen Sink

Are you staring at a clogged kitchen sink? Is the stagnating water in the sink making you feel sick? The good news is you can unclog the sink without calling a plumber or pouring hazardous chemicals down the drain. You can use everyday materials you have at home to take care of this annoying problem.