Category: Structural Design

Warehouse Construction Progress #3

Check out the construction progress of the warehouse/fulfillment center for which we are architects and structural engineers of record: Photo 1-Steel framing, siding, and roof are almost complete. This will soon be the main entrance.   Photo 2-Steel moment frames on the interior column lines   Photo 3-The thin vertical metal straps will facilitate insulation… Read More »

Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU) Foundation Walls

Concrete masonry units (CMUs), still often and affectionately referred to as cinder blocks, are a common building construction material. They are economical and are often the best solution for structural elements like commercial building walls and elevator shafts. They can also double as fire protection, so they make a great choice for structural walls between… Read More »