Structural Engineering

Structural design incorporates all elements of the building form. It encourages creativity and requires integration of aesthetic design, functionality, constructability and commerciality. Providing structures that resist imposed loads and perform appropriately for their intended use is fundamental. The challenge of structural engineering is to provide the right solution to projects in an economical way without compromise.

Pritchard Francis implements innovative structural engineering solutions incorporating economical design and sustainable principles.

Our team regularly provides structural engineering consultancy services within the following sectors:

Commercial / Office

Commercial projects have always remained a large proportion of the work undertaken by the firm. While in recent years the firm has diversified into other sectors it has remained committed to servicing the private sector in commercial projects and office towers.

Commercial and office buildings have evolved in recent years. While construction costs, speed of construction and return on investment have always driven these projects, environmental targets, ongoing maintenance and running costs and tenant requirements are expectations that often influence overall design objectives.

Identifying the most suitable materials and the best method of construction to match these drivers is the key to a successful project.

Having vast experience with commercial structures and strong ongoing relationships with some of Perth’s largest building companies provides Pritchard Francis with the knowledge and expertise to identify the right solution. Complexities on projects undertaken include multi storey underground carparks below water table, large flat plate structures, 5 star sustainable designs and working within the constraints of heritage listed facades.

 

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