By: Ireland Engineering  09-12-2011
Keywords: Engineering, Project Management, Engineering Services

Our engineering services include conceptual design, structural inspections and evaluation, structural design, computer aided drafting, specification preparation and construction review.

With regard to Ontario Bill 124, as of spring 2007, professional engineers no longer need to be registered under the BCIN system.

In co-operation with other associated firms, we can provide the latest in Autocad drafting and project management of construction. As well, we can co-ordinate and supervise the entire design team for a building project including the architectural, and the mechanical/electrical engineering to provide a full service design.

Computers are an integral tool of our design office and we take pride in our ability to provide accurate numerical structural analysis. Our philosophy is that computers should never be used as a "black box" and replace the experience and intuitive abilities of a skilled designer. However, we can use the power of the computer's number crunching ability as a tool to maximize our efficiency and minimize numerical errors. Therefore, we use computers extensively for modeling and analyzing structures to provide a precise picture of the design stresses for economical design. We use a high powered structural software package in STAAD 2005 which includes extensive analysis and design capabilities including cable analysis and dynamic modelling.

We use Autocad software exclusively for computer aided drafting and can work with files up to and including Version 2007. Other programs include project management, time management, paperless book-keeping, project time tracking for more precise billing, as well as the standard office functions of word processing, databases, and spreadsheets. Spreadsheet design and analysis programs fit in with our philosophy particularly well since one is able to completely control and understand the design process step by step and many routines have been developed in-house to solve the day to day standard design problems quickly and accurately. Our specifications are based on the NMS standards and we have the standard structural specifications in electronic NMS format.

We also have software licenses for:

  • SODA 3.4.1 ( 3D analysis and optimal design package)
  • STAAD 2005
  • CONCISE 3.5 (CPCI precast design)
  • Corel Wordperfect X4
  • Project Manager Pro (Softkey)
  • TJ-Beam 6.3
  • Multi by Jager
  • Woodworks Design Office 99
  • Autocad LT2007
  • Timeslips v9.1
  • MS Word 2007
  • Excel 2007

Keywords: Aided Drafting, Computer Aided Drafting, Construction Review, Design, Design Office, Engineering, Engineering Services, Project Management, Structural Inspections,