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

Do I Need to Put a Vapor Barrier Down Below My Concrete Slab?

Do I Need to Put a Vapor Barrier Down Below My Concrete Slab?

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.

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Preferred Parking: New Ramp Brings Relief to Morgantown

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.

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The Advantage of a Steel Framed Parking Garage

The Advantage of a Steel Framed Parking Garage

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...

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