Structural Engineering is a field of engineering dealing with the analysis and design of structures that support or resist loads. Structural engineers create complex structural systems through the use of simple components.
Allegheny Design Services (ADS) works closely with architects and contractors to provide the engineering 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 structural integrity while providing the vision the architect wants to achieve. Allegheny Design Services are the link between the architect’s design, the contractor’s finished structure, and the owner’s satisfaction.
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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.
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.
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.
Whether you are an owner, a vendor or even a designer, there are several things you can do for keeping construction costs low.
Our Senior Mechanical Engineer, David Cotton, presented at the West Virginia ASHRAE Chapter and WVU Student Branch Joint Meeting.