SDG Services

Structural Design Group provides consulting structural engineering design and construction administration services for healthcare, educational, hospitality, commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities. Many projects, such as high-rise structures, parking structures, industrial process structures and long-span structures require an experienced team knowledgeable about their unique structural requirements. Projects geographically located in areas of high seismicity, in high-wind zones, and in extreme cold regions also require special design consideration. SDG has designed hundreds of these types of projects over the years and we have a comprehensive understanding of the required design guidelines and best practices to make these projects a success.

SDG strives to be at the forefront of the structural engineering profession by having knowledgeable, qualified personnel and equipping them with cutting edge technology. Our engineers and drafting personnel utilize Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology on the majority of our projects to facilitate coordination between the design disciplines and improve documentation for construction. SDG currently uses two 3D software systems, Revit and Bentley 3D, to accommodate the needs of our clients who use multiple design platforms.

We are committed to sustainable design practices, including LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) design principles as demanded by many clients today in the development of high-performance, sustainable buildings.

  • High-Rise Design

    We have experience with high-rise projects including condominiums, apartment buildings, hotels, and office buildings. Several of these projects are located in high-wind areas and/or moderate- to high-seismic zones.

  • Parking Structure Design

    SDG has considerable experience with parking structure design. Our projects have included both precast and post-tensioned parking garages. SDG has designed approximately 50 new parking garages since our inception in 1999, with an average of 625 cars each.

  • Specialized Structures Design

    We have provided design services for several industrial process structures such as complex reinforced concrete and structural steel chemical and wastewater treatment tanks located across the United States, and in China, Singapore, and Saudi Arabia.

  • Earthquake-Resistant Design

    The widespread adoption and use of the International Building Code has heightened attention on the seismic design of structures throughout the United States.

  • Wind-Resistant Design

    SDG has designed many structures in Hurricane- and Tornado-prone regions and is familiar with the wind-borne debris requirements for structures in high-wind zones and resistive elements that can be incorporated in structural design.

  • Building Information Modeling

    Building Information Modeling (BIM) is utilized on most SDG projects with clients who use multiple design platforms.

  • Sustainable Design

    SDG is committed to sustainable design practices, including LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) design principles as demanded by many clients today in the development of high-performance, sustainable buildings.

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    Floor Vibration Studies

    SDG collaborates with Dr. Brad Davis, owner and founder of Davis Structural Engineering, on the floor vibration studies for both new and existing construction.

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    Peer Review

    We can offer an independent structural peer review of complex projects based on our extensive experience with a wide variety of building types.