J. L. Richards - Structural Engineering

By: Richards J L Et Associes Ltee  09-12-2011

Structural Steel Reinforced Concrete Engineered Masonry Wood and Timber Seismic Reinforcement Blast Resistance Heritage Retrofit Vibration Control



  • 7 storey, 30,000 m² heritage retrofit
  • friction damping seismic reinforcing
  • strategic floor removals
  • new skylight covered atria and “floating” boardrooms
  • custom window washing monorail



  • 8,000 m² embassy
  • reinforced concrete frame and flat slab
  • curtainwall and rendered masonry envelope
  • design adapted to local materials and techniques

It is a given that a structural design must comprehensively address and accommodate all prescribed loads - this is a basic and inviolable requirement. Beyond this, we seek to formulate cost effective, carefully detailed and inherently constructable designs which frame and support the architectural vision.

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