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:

Manufacturing

Advancements in manufacturing significantly contribute to the productivity within the industry. These advancements are critical to long term competitiveness of Australia on the world stage.

Manufacturing facilities require due consideration of the equipment within them. Traditionally these structures require a strong understanding of the users operational work flow. Specific considerations such as service coordination, HAZOP assessment, equipment vibration and installation tolerances can often dictate the structural design and set out.

Understanding the right materials to use for the right situation can also provide cost savings in minimising trades and reducing the number of building components and details. An understanding of critical plant and their specific design requirements can add complexity. Past success in these types of facilities ensures that our client’s design requirements are understood, designed for and addressed.

 

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