Structural engineers use structural analysis to ensure we design buildings to withstand the loads and stresses placed on their materials and components. This specialty combines expertise in materials sciences, applied mathematics and mechanics to create structures that are safe to build and use. “Live loads” include things like wind, snow and other varying weights thatRead more..
BIM (Building Information Modeling) is a new way of approaching the design and documentation of building projects. In other words, building information modelling is the process of generating and handling digital demonstrations of the physical and well-designed characteristics of a particular project. Thus, the resultant BIM model becomes a shared knowledge resource that we utilize to support the decision-making process throughout a facility, from the earliest conceptual phase, to the design and construction stage, through its operational life, and the final demolition….
Piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID) create diagrams within the HVAC drawing process that illustrate the piping processes and interactions with other installed equipment and instrumentation. The P&ID also references maintenance of the piping systems and modifications of the design processes. Technical drawings such as these visually demonstrate the physical sequence of systems and the equipmentRead more..
Pipe fabrication drawings take piping from development of initial ideas and requirements through the final construction of the piping system. Pipe fabrication drawings create diagrams within the HVAC drawing process that illustrate the piping and interactions with other systems. The pipe drawings also reference maintenance of components within the piping systems and modifications of theRead more..
By: Richard A. Valentine, P.E. First…what are Coordination Drawings? It is helpful to define some terms, since Coordination Drawings require a very specialized skill. MEP (Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing) Coordination Drawings are utilized in a commercial construction project to reduce conflicts between the different trades. Therefore, the subcontractors installing the duct work, piping, plumbing, electricalRead more..