Throughout the design process, MacIntosh Engineering relies on practical engineering design, comprehensive knowledge of applicable codes and familiarity with construction techniques. These skills are supplemented with the latest design & drafting hardware/software (RAM Steel, STAAD III, ADAPT, AutoCAD, etc) to provide cost-effective designs. Use of Revit (BIM) Software allows us to seemlessly coordinate with the other disciplines on the project design team.The experience gained through design work performed directly for contractors is incorporated into each design, ensuring ease of construction.
We are experienced with all methods of project delivery. We are comfortable with the conventional bid process, but particularly enjoy the pace and enthusiasm of the fast track, Design-Build and Integrated Project Delivery methods of delivery. We commonly are requested to prepare accelerated foundation and superstructure packages, and can successfully support even the most ambitious of construction schedules.
Structural design is the core of our business and the expertise that drives all of our efforts. We pride ourselves in our ability to produce practical and economical designs to suit the specific needs of each client and project.
Our clients appreciate our extensive experience with a wide range of structural systems and applications. When we are asked to provide a “fresh look” to projects with budgetary issues, we can suggest and quickly explore more economical options and assist Contractors and Owners in evaluating alternatives to get their projects back on track.
Building Component Design
An exciting and expanding sector of our practice is the design of building components directly for Sub-Contractors. Components include miscellaneous metals, structural steel, concrete, post-tensioned concrete, pre-cast concrete wall panels and light gage steel framing. Our knowledge with these materials is factored into constructability aspects and detailing for all of our projects.
MacIntosh Engineering uses our "Four Quarter System" to monitor project assurance/quality control. This system of checks and balances at each step of the design and construction process ensures the highest quality finished product.
- During the Project Kick-Off phase, a kick-off guide and a design criteria sheet are completed to define scope, design parameters and code requirements.
- During the design phase of the project, structural drawings checklists are used to ensure completeness of the documents.
- Prior to the bid/construction document issue, all drawings are reviewed again for accuracy, completeness and constructability by senior staff.