Structural Engineering

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.


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.