WHAT WE DO
TopEngineer INC is a leading engineering company. We use the latest technologies, such as Building Information Modeling and provide steel and rebar detailing design for any kind of steel and concrete structures. We As a Global firm, we have vast experience in the United States and Europe. Our company guarantees to do the job at a high level without losing sight of your country-specific issues or knowledge of legal requirements.
- STEEL DETAILING
TopEngineer is a leader in the steel structures detailing market and we are proud to be a part of more than 300 completed projects over the last decade in such a competitive market.
- REBAR DETAILING
Rebar detailing is the discipline of preparing shop drawings of steel reinforcement for construction. TopEngineer is able to provide rebar detailing for a large variety of buildings and facilities of any complexity.
- BIM MODELING
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is how buildings get constructed. BIM is a digital copy of a building, virtually creating the entire building with all the components that would be used in the actual construction.
- CALCULATION OF JOINTS, STRUCTURES OPTIMIZATION
In our company, we professionally calculate connection using special programs such as IDEA StatiCa. Because joints are the weakest link in structures, the calculation of joints is the most critical step in detail and should be done by a professional.
Steel structures detailing Steel structures detailing is an essential part of a steel structure design. Manufacturing of steel parts (details) is fulfilled in accordance with detailing drawings. Steel detailing is the production of shop drawings for a steel fabricator.
Advanced Bill of Materials - The preliminary metal specification required for the project.
Single part drawings - а set of drawings of each part with all the dimensions to produce it. Each drawing consists of one part with all dimensions and other properties. Single-part drawings depict how many parts with this mark are needed and which assemblies include them.
Assembly drawings - display how to weld detail pieces to each other. The drawings show dimensions and general size of each assembly and include bill marks of each detail and marks of assembly.
Bolts specification - the list and number of bolts to be applied in a structure.
Erection drawings - the installation process is held in accordance with these drawings. Erection drawings consist of plans and a section with marks of assemblies. Erection drawings may display typical joints.
Bill of Materials - list of materials required for manufacturing. The material loss incurred in cutting is not considered in this bill. Usually, the loss of cutting is from 1% to 5%.
Shipping List - the list and the number of assembly. Mark (assembly) is a structural element which is sent from a workshop.
Rebar detailing is a detailed construction engineering process that includes the bending shapes, placement, dimension, quantity, description and laps of the reinforcement. TopEngineer is able to provide rebar detailing for a large variety of buildings and facilities of any complexity (rebar framing plan design, rebar structure foundation, rebar pit design, rebar framing plan, rebar beam design).
Today you can find reinforced concrete in nearly every major construction project such as roads, bridges, industrial and commercial building structures, sewer systems, ventilation systems and many more. The primary use of rebar is to reinforce a piece of concrete because of its weak tensile strength. To overcome this, rebar is cast into it to increase its tensile strength, guaranteeing load support and minimizing stress.
Here at TopEngineer we offer efficient rebar reinforcement modeling in 3D, producing and achieving high-levels of accuracy. Working with Tekla Structures software allows our engineers to draw precise and accurate 3D rebar detailing, which is easier to interpret and faster to detail than creating a 2D drawing. In addition to the drawings, we provide CNC machine data which helps to cut and bend the rebar to the desired shapes. Our skilled staff provide high quality detailing and optimal model calculations including estimating the efficient amount of rebar and concrete needed, minimizing costs and saving time.
Bar bending schedule(BBS) - describes the location, mark, type, size, length and number, and bending details of each bar.
Placing & shop drawings - provide instructions to the field ironworker on where to place the reinforcing bars within the form work. Placing drawings may also indicate the bar support layout and a placing sequence, facilitating the efficient installation of the reinforcing bars.
As built drawings - the original design drawings are revised to reflect any changes made in the field.
BIM is a universal platform for building. It puts together every piece of information about every component of a building project. With BIM you are able to access any type of information, integrating everyone working with the project, making everything more efficient and cost effective. Companies using BIM save production costs and time as they have a much lower chance of making mistakes. The data from BIM about any given building can be used to simulate the full life-cycle of a facility, from the beginning of initial project production until the demolition phases, counting in the recovery of any recyclable materials. Subsurface and below-ground spaces and facilities with their systems can be modeled and shown using a 1-to-1 scale next to each other, which in turn can be simulated and depicted in the entire project. Such vast amounts of information can prevent any errors which can show up during different phases of the project.
Calculation of joints, structures optimization
Usually, the calculation of connection in a steel structure is needed to develop steel structures detailing design. Construction calculations are necessary to select the best matches and optimal connection configurations while using the minimum of material consumption. A detailed study of the calculation of all the project components can greatly increase the complexity of the final project and increase the time and cost of design. The result of joint calculation is to be presented in the form of a calculation note. In order to calculate joints in steel structures, the actual loads acting on each element are needed. If the actual loads cannot be highlighted in the basic design of steel structures, it can instead be developed beforehand. If connection calculation is necessary, we use IDEA StatiCa, a program based on the method of finite elements used to calculated connections. IDEA StatiCa allows us to calculate steel joints such as 2D frames and trusses, footing and anchoring, 3D frames and trusses and reinforcement connections such as beam details, wall details, diaphragms, frame joints, hangings and brackets. The price evaluation for each project is bespoke and there are a few factors influencing the cost.
SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED PROJECTS
SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED PROJECTS
we design unique projects
scope of work and complexity
The amount of time for each steel structure detailing design project is bespoke for each project. Project scale and complexity are to be considered in order to estimate the amount of time and labor needed for each project. The initial data is an important factor to estimate the amount of time needed to develop structural detailing design.
While working on a steel structures detailing design project, a client can apply additional requirements to the final project. Sometimes, these are the requirements to replace one beam profile with another or to replace hot rolled sections with a welded section which may affect the specifics of joints and leads to modification of the model. These modifications are to be discussed with the head engineer and the final solution is to be accepted.
Corrections or additional requirements are to be discussed in written form. Any significant amendments are to be discussed with the manager in order to clarify whether it requires additional time to finish designing the project. Our team will take into account all your wishes and requirements regarding representation of the drawings and project deadlines. If necessary, we will include in the specification all purchased or prefabricated elements necessary for the completion of the project.
Our team within the structural engineering department includes more than 50 experienced specialists. All TopEngineer specialists are highly trained and qualified with diverse experience and skill sets. Our the team will provide you with the best guidance on your project along with an efficient finance plan.