Structural Engineering Services
We typically work with Architects, Builders, Contractors, Designers and Owners from the United States and Canada to fulfill our their project’s structural engineering requirements. Our services are provided to clients during the following construction phases.
Schematic Design Phase (SD)
GS can provide the preliminary structural review of conceptual project information. Services typically include discussions and preliminary drawing sketches associated with architectural desires and architectural details as they relate to structural requirements. GS reviews the planning and decisions concerning theoretical foundation systems, framing systems (for both gravity and lateral loads), and building department requirements.
Design Development Phase (DD)
GS can provide the structural review and development of preliminary foundation and framing plans. GS is usually involved in Client discussions and meeting concerning locating, identifying, and determining foundation and framing systems.
Construction Documents Phase (CD)
GS performs the structural design and review of foundation, floor framing, roof framing, and wall framing plans, details, and notes. We examine exterior deck framing plans as well as lateral load system details. GS works closely with local building departments to address plan review questions and comments.
Construction Administration Phase (CA)
GS typically makes multiple site visits to observe that the project’s structural construction is in general conformance with the stamped construction documents. Our services include us responding to questions concerning plan interpretations and changes.