ABES

ENGINEERING

Structural Engineering

Adherence to Quality is our hallmark.

The ABES Structural Engineering team is responsible for the design and evaluation of our client’s structural projects. Our primary focus is the safety and durability of structures we design that meets the applicable codes and standards. ABES has the following codes and structures:

  • International Building Code (IBC)
  • International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings (IRC)
  • Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and other Structures (ASCE/SEI 7-10)
  • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
  • Code of Federal Regulations – 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), with latest available amendments, U.S. Government
  • Roofing Construction and Estimating, Daniel Atcheson, 1995, Craftsman Book Company, Feirer and Mark D. Feirer, McGraw-Hill
  • Modern Masonry – Brick, Block, Stone,Clois E. Kicklighter, 8th edition (2015)
  • Pipe and Excavation Contracting,Dave Roberts, 2011, Craftsman Book Company
  • Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th edition, 2014, United States Gypsum Company (USG)
  • Technical Digest No. 9 – Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders, 3rd Edition, 2008, Steel Joint Institute
  • SDI Manual of Construction with Steel Deck, 2006, 2nd Edition, Steel Deck Institute
  • Placing Reinforcing Bars, 2011, 9th Edition, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
  • Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, Steven H. Kosmatka and William C. Panarese, 15th Edition, 2011, Portland Cement Association
  • Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning – Level 1 Field Fundamentals, 2003, 3rd Edition, Post-Tensioning Institute
  • Erectors’ Manual – Standards and Guidelines for the Erection of PreCast Concrete Products, 1999, 2nd Edition, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
  • ACI 530/530.1-11or ACI 530/530.1-13 (2011 or 2013): Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures and Companion Commentaries, American Concrete Institute
  • ACI 318-11 or ACI 318-14 (2011 or 2014): Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, American Concrete Institute

We are experienced in designing steel and concrete moment resisting frame, concrete shear walls, composite beams and decks and dual system structures, cold-form steel such as steel decks, composite steel decks, purlin, girts, the verity of cold-form steel claddings (perforated or non perforated) and providing load tables. We are experienced in analyzing and designing low and high rise buildings. For Structural Analysis and Design, we use various software such as Revit, Risa3D, SAP2000, Robot, and AutoCAD.

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