structural design is much more than simply following
codes and standards and assembling typical details
on a drawing. Excellent structural design
begins with a thorough understanding of the project,
the client's goals, and the ultimate use of the facility.
The structural design engineer should be involved
early in the design process to work with the architect,
contractor or owner to be a positive influence in
developing the project. The Structural Engineer can
provide valuable input in the selection of materials
and spacial design to maximize the efficiency of
the materials in the structural system and enhance
the constructability of the project.
Good structural design requires an awareness of the client's needs, the feasibility
of construction, and project costs. The structural design should seek to maximize
performance of the structural system within safe design limits to provide an
efficient and economical solution. Axiom Engineering's engineers know how to
with design and construction professionals to integrate the structural design
with the other building systems. Our extensive experience
in the forensic field gives us insight into problems that commonly arise with
buildings, and helps us to avoid potential problems with the building that can
arise well after the design team and general contractor have left the site.