Specialized Structural Analysis and Design from McClure

To ensure success when your project is completed, it’s important to invest in the early pre-construction stages. This includes structural analysis and design, the part of the process where structural elements of a building are planned.

McClure engineers can draw on years of experience and the latest tools for professional structural analysis. We can identify what your building needs, and seamlessly integrate those requirements into our ultimate design. If your site could create unique circumstances that need to be addressed, you can count on us to find them.

Benefits of Structural Analysis

As part of an efficient construction process, quality structural analysis offers many advantages. The data we capture and organize is used for many different things, including:

  1. Meet building codes: your building will have to navigate a web of federal, state and local building codes. McClure can identify the requirements your project will have to adhere to, and collect the necessary permits or other documentation.
  2. Consider dead and live loads: this can depend on the expected use of your building. Dead loads are made up of the building itself, while live loads constitute the dynamic weight of staff, finished products and other movable loads.
  3. Design framing and structural elements: climate, soil types and other environmental concerns can affect how you frame your building or install structural elements.
  4. Optimize scheduling: McClure gathers as much data as possible during structural analysis. We can adjust the project’s overarching schedule to account for anything we find, like additional structural requirements.

McClure offers a variety of specialized structural analysis. We’ll go over a few of them in greater detail.

Structural Vibration Analysis

Small vibrations from large machinery or the earth itself can affect your building. It can lead to greater wear and tear over time, or reduce the quality of any finished products you produce. Structural vibration analysis seeks to identify all possible sources of vibrations and offer reliable solutions.

This kind of analysis is useful in industries where even the smallest changes in structural integrity can be disastrous, such as aerospace and public transportation. McClure uses specialized equipment to monitor the site for vibrations powerful enough to affect these industries. We can then implement materials into the construction plan that could dampen or absorb the vibrations.

Testing

The most accurate instruments in the world aren’t useful if you don’t know what you’re using them for. Professional structural analysis depends on experienced engineers, because they know what to test for and how to design the tests to capture the data you need.

McClure can help you develop tests with parameters unique to your project. We also use all the latest digital tools in case virtual testing can add another perspective.

High Seismic Analysis

Earthquakes and even severe windstorms can produce powerful seismic waves. When strong enough, these waves can weaken buildings and cause them to collapse. Seismic analysis can account for these disasters and ensure construction on at-risk sites includes seismic resistance.

Where We Make an Impact

McClure understands that when it comes to structural integrity, information is power. We use every tool available to capture and organize as much data as you need for construction designed to last.

Specialized Structural Analysis and Design from McClure

To ensure success when your project is completed, it’s important to invest in the early pre-construction stages. This includes structural analysis and design, the part of the process where structural elements of a building are planned.

McClure engineers can draw on years of experience and the latest tools for professional structural analysis. We can identify what your building needs, and seamlessly integrate those requirements into our ultimate design. If your site could create unique circumstances that need to be addressed, you can count on us to find them.

Benefits of Structural Analysis

As part of an efficient construction process, quality structural analysis offers many advantages. The data we capture and organize is used for many different things, including:

  1. Meet building codes: your building will have to navigate a web of federal, state and local building codes. McClure can identify the requirements your project will have to adhere to, and collect the necessary permits or other documentation.
  2. Consider dead and live loads: this can depend on the expected use of your building. Dead loads are made up of the building itself, while live loads constitute the dynamic weight of staff, finished products and other movable loads.
  3. Design framing and structural elements: climate, soil types and other environmental concerns can affect how you frame your building or install structural elements.
  4. Optimize scheduling: McClure gathers as much data as possible during structural analysis. We can adjust the project’s overarching schedule to account for anything we find, like additional structural requirements.

McClure offers a variety of specialized structural analysis. We’ll go over a few of them in greater detail.

Structural Vibration Analysis

Small vibrations from large machinery or the earth itself can affect your building. It can lead to greater wear and tear over time, or reduce the quality of any finished products you produce. Structural vibration analysis seeks to identify all possible sources of vibrations and offer reliable solutions.

This kind of analysis is useful in industries where even the smallest changes in structural integrity can be disastrous, such as aerospace and public transportation. McClure uses specialized equipment to monitor the site for vibrations powerful enough to affect these industries. We can then implement materials into the construction plan that could dampen or absorb the vibrations.

Testing

The most accurate instruments in the world aren’t useful if you don’t know what you’re using them for. Professional structural analysis depends on experienced engineers, because they know what to test for and how to design the tests to capture the data you need.

McClure can help you develop tests with parameters unique to your project. We also use all the latest digital tools in case virtual testing can add another perspective.

High Seismic Analysis

Earthquakes and even severe windstorms can produce powerful seismic waves. When strong enough, these waves can weaken buildings and cause them to collapse. Seismic analysis can account for these disasters and ensure construction on at-risk sites includes seismic resistance.

Where We Make an Impact

McClure understands that when it comes to structural integrity, information is power. We use every tool available to capture and organize as much data as you need for construction designed to last.

WHERE WE MAKE AN IMPACT

 

McClure can help you make the most of CFS and other efficient materials.

WHERE WE MAKE AN IMPACT

 

  • Licensed in 48 States plus D.C.
  • Engineer of Record Architectural Services
  • Full Building Systems Designed with Cold-Formed Steel (CFS)
  • Complex CFS Framing with Radiused Surfaces
  • Reinforced Concrete including Precast and Prestressed
  • Storm Shelters and Hardened Structures
  • Specially Designed CFS Roof and Floor Open Web Trusses
  • Non-Bearing CFS Cladding and Wall Systems
  • Historic Rehab and Repurposing
  • Blast and Progressive Collapse Resistant Structures (D.O.D.)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Structural Services
  • Value Engineering Solutions including Design Build Experience
  • Special Analysis – Vibration, Instrumentation, Testing, High Seismic, etc.
  • Structural Evaluations, Insurance and Property Assessments
  • Peer Reviews and Expert Witness
  • Modular and Prefabrication Design