Structural design is generally associated with new structures, however, it is also necessary with investigative work for development of structural repairs. New design typically uses services that are commonly defined as schematic design, design development, construction documents and construction administration. Structurally Framed, Inc. (SFI) can provide these design services for new main building structures, select structural members or specific structural systems. Some of SFI’s design services include:
- New and investigation based design
- Building design from roof structure down through foundation
- Building additions
- Select structural member or system design
- Project manual or specifications
- Schematic design services to provide conceptual design options
- Design development services to develop conceptual designs and work out problem areas
- Construction document development for bidding and construction
- Construction administration services during construction
There are many design considerations that much be developed and worked through during design. Design criteria is used to set the design requirements such as gravity and lateral loading requirements and serviceability requirements such as deflection and vibration. Other considerations include proximity and potential effects of the new structure and adjacent existing structures to each other, exterior exposure considerations for protection of the structure against potential water issues, and types of materials and structural systems to be used. Furthermore, code requirements set minimum design criteria while other design decisions are made based on owner requirements and preferences, pricing, durability and constructability issues. These design considerations along with others not mentioned here are reviewed and set as the design develops.
SFI’s design background and experience includes all the major structural materials and structural systems. Examples of these materials and systems include:
- Post-tensioned and Pre-stressed concrete
- Cold formed light gauge
Furthermore, SFI has utilized these materials and systems in design for numerous different types of building structures from schematic design through construction administration. As a result, this has provided SFI with a very strong and diverse background of design experience. Examples of building structure designs include:
- High-end custom homes in the mountains
- Educational facilities
- Recreational centers
- Office buildings
- Religious facilities
- Retail centers
- Multi-story buildings
Contact SFI today to see how we can help with you structural design needs!
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