For Architects

Allegheny Design Services (ADS) works closely with architects to provide the structural support that turn their vision into reality.

The large expanses and dynamic visual cues of modern architectural design often require unique engineering solutions to maintain system integrity while providing the look and function that the architect desires. Allegheny Design Services pride themselves on providing these engineering solutions.

 

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RECENT ARTICLES FOR ARCHITECTS

Becoming Successful Engineers, One Mistake at a Time

This story was featured in the December 2016 issue of Modern Steel Construction.

I used to believe that good engineers never made mistakes. Now I believe that good engineers have simply learned to never repeat mistakes. In the decade I’ve been working as an engineer, I’ve made countless decisions — most good, but some bad. Each decision taught me something, but the lessons from the bad ones are harder to forget. One of those lessons has stuck with me since my first week on the job, more than ten years ago.

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Noisy LED Light Fixtures

Light fixtures with a LED light source are becoming the industry standard and will likely replace fluorescent lighting.

With the energy efficiency and relatively small size of LEDs, lighting manufacturers have a tremendous amount of flexibility to create different shapes and sizes of light fixtures. But with all of the advantages of LEDs, there are always some disadvantages.

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