We are the Engineer of Record for multiple new commercial buildings, including pad sites, shopping centers, country clubs, veterinary clinics and professional buildings, as well as alterations to existing structures.
We assist with facility management issues like reinforcing aging balconies, installing a new crane, supporting new surgical lights, and repairs for roof damage or for a building hit by a car.
We also help clients with facilities planning, such as installing a new storefront or converting a barn into a wedding venue.
We’ve performed pre-purchase condition assessments, load ratings for existing bridges, and floor load analyses for proposed “Change of Use”.
Once the architectural drawings are approved, we generate structural framing plans of each level; this becomes the basis for our final framing design.
We calculate the loads from the roof and carry them down through each floor level to the foundation.
We then consider lateral forces due to wind and seismic loading, and develop details to show the interconnection of the structural work with the architectural elements.
We maintain communication with the design team throughout the process to assure that our drawings are properly coordinated with the architectural design.
After issuing the drawings for permit/construction, we remain available to respond to field questions, unforeseen conditions, design changes, etc., to assure the successful and satisfactory completion of the project.