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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A few months ago, I was sitting in a project meeting that included the owner, general contractor, and the design team. The owner asked the question “Do we need to put a vapor barrier down below the slab?” The contractor immediately said he is not making that decision because he does not want to be liable for the outcome. The presence, or lack thereof, of a vapor barrier has both advantages and disadvantages.
Home to West Virginia University and its acclaimed Mountaineer football team, the town of roughly 30,000 sits amongst the rolling hills of northern West Virginia along the banks of the Monongahela River, but what the town lacks is public parking. A recently completed parking garage is helping to meet parking needs.
Investing in a Geotechnical Report, conducted by a Professional Structural Engineer, is a crucial first step in planning your building site. The Geotech Investigation will allow you to assess the site for safety and compatibility for your building type, preventing major future expenses and issues.
Steel parking garage structures are a minority in parking garage construction. The most common material used for parking garages is concrete. Most everyone has parked in a concrete parking garage. They serve their purpose, but aesthetically speaking, they’re...
What Owners & Developers Should Know: Notice that the title of this discussion doesn’t start with, “When is it Necessary"? I would also take it a step further and say that the title of this discussion should have an exclamation mark at the end of the title in lieu...
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