D&B’s expertise encompasses analysis, design and inspection of concrete and steel-framed structures to meet local, state and federal codes and standards. We employ 2D and 3D analysis programs such as STAAD and REVIT Structure for complex lateral analyses, vibrational considerations and/or unique loading conditions.
REVIT Structure enables designers to analyze loads and coordinate structural elements with architectural, mechanical, plumbing and electrical components. This 3D coordination aids in the overall construction process by eliminating unnecessary change orders and field fixes by highlighting interferences and conflicts early in the design process. BIM software also gives stakeholders a realistic representation of the finished product prior to construction commencement.
2D engineering software programs such as STAAD allow our structural engineers to efficiently design multiple building elements concurrently, considering all potential loading conditions with applicable safety factors per local, state and federal building code requirements.
Our inspection services ensure construction compliance with contract drawings and specifications. D&B’s structural team offers special inspection services as defined by the International Building Code and New York City Building Code for:
- Reinforced concrete
- Structural steel bolting and welding
- tructural stability inspections
Existing Concrete or Steel Structures
Through analysis of existing conditions and review of as-built construction documents, D&B’s structural team investigates and provides cost-effective, solutions where elements have reached the end of their service life. Typical projects include:
- Wastewater plants
- Water treatment facilities
- Building construction/rehabilitation
- Public and private utilities