Understanding that structural integrity and safety are of utmost importance, Atkins’ structural engineers conduct detailed analyses and calculations for each inspection, new design, and rehabilitation we support.
Atkins’ structural engineers design structures that are safe, economical, and easy to construct. Our experience with various construction techniques, building materials, codes, and state-of-the-art engineering and drafting software enables us to provide efficient, responsive services.
We believe collaboration to be the most critical component of successful structural design. As such, we work closely with architects, MEP engineers, transportation and drainage engineers, civil and water engineers, and other involved parties during our design efforts. We believe this collaborative dialogue during design to be a foundational requirement for smooth, efficient project construction.
Atkins’ structural engineers work with the public sector (federal, state, city, and county officials), private clients (builders, contractors, and investors), and other firms. Our services include conducting field investigations; designing structures to resist hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, fires, and terrorist attacks; observing construction sites; and inspecting disaster zones.
Our experience includes all types of building materials, loads, and building codes. From progressive collapse-resistant multi-storied buildings to delicate aluminum canopies, we offer design expertise for all load combinations. Additionally, our LEED-accredited professionals make environmentally sensitive choices and can assist with sustainable (green) projects.
To further support client needs, our capabilities include quick mastery of new codes and software, along with proactively seeking solutions before issues arise. Our AutoCAD, MicroStation, and building information modeling (BIM) experts can deliver products in whatever format is specified. No matter how unusual or complex your structure, shape, or form, our skilled finite element analysis modelers can work with you to transform your dream into reality.
Atkins' structural engineering services include the following:
- Collaboration with architects and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineers
- Construction administration services
- Construction documents
- Design-build projects
- Design development
- Evaluations and on-the-spot recommendations
- New facility design
- Peer reviews
- Preparation of shop drawings
- Project management
- Quality assurance/control services