What is Commercial Engineering?
Engineering is one of the most critical and prevalent jobs in the world. It is also one of the hardest to understand for the average person.
A commercial engineer applies scientific knowledge to structural engineering. It is a broad area of applied expertise and is what Florida Engineering Solutions is known for. The commercial engineers working on our team employ an extensive set of skills, which enable them to perform that large variety of tasks the commercial engineering arena routinely requires. Education, experience, and innovation combine to make our experts in this field versatile and highly skilled in tackling projects from assessment to design and implementation of many construction modalities.
Few realize it, but the commercial engineer world runs our entire lives. Buildings, bridges, roads, public transit infrastructure, and other day-to-day life elements could not exist without commercial engineering. Engineering professionals make sure all constructed properties are built safely, do not collapse, do not catch fire, do not flood, and frankly exist for an extended period of time. Without this profession, properties large and small could not effectively exist for a sustained period of time. Do you ever wonder how a new large building is built amongst other large neighboring buildings and somehow seamlessly exist without causing wind, flooding, foundations, or other elements? How is a new skyscraper built in the middle of several other towers amongst a city? The answer is engineering.
Engineering is complicated, meticulous, and detailed. There is a reason years of extensive education and a specific degree is needed to be able to perform engineering work. The profession is hard and the average person cannot do it. If the average person tried to, you would see more building collapses, fires, and other catastrophes. There is a reason you rarely see these events in the United States, but often see them in other third world countries. In these countries, the codes and compliance standards to construction a building are not what they are in our country. Many builders, developers, and property owners complain about the substantial work, cost, and time required to meet modern codes standards, however these sophisticated engineering practices as well as checks and balances allow any new construction developments to be safe new projects for both the builder, developers, occupants, and the surrounding citizens – ensuring these properties will be in place for a long period of time. These practices of sophisticated engineering are our bread and butter. They are our strengths and the true value we add to our client’s processes.
In Florida, this profession is as vital as it is in any other state. The state we call home has many wonderful characteristics of beaches, beautiful weather, and an inviting atmosphere. For every one of these benefits, it also has its fair share of challenges with unstable below-ground elements, hurricane threats, and other nightmare elements for any building structure. Teams like ours take away these threats. Our team’s knowledge applies to a variety of aspects of our industry. Our team has become a renowned resource throughout the southeast for companies looking for a strong track record of premier engineering in problematic geographical areas. We cover a wide variety of topics within the industry, and have become known for the following, among others:
Commercial Building Construction
Commercial building construction is often a time-sensitive undertaking and amongst the riskiest ventures in our economy. Building a skyscraper can be a terrifying endeavor for a novice. In some cases so can the supposed simple construction of a small commercial building or a home. Regardless of property size, there is liability involved along with market reputation. Your building is your billboard for the owner, the occupant, and the builder. You need to be sure you are advertising yourself and your quality of work appropriately.
This kind of construction features high costs and tight deadlines. Considering the expense and implications of this process, you’ll want to look at hiring a company known for the kind of state-of-the-art analysis, design, innovation, and quick turnaround Florida Engineering Solutions has built its reputation on. Mistakes cannot be afforded. Significant developments take years to process, set up, and become approved – much less the lengthy timeline of construction once it begins and the massive expense required to make to happen. The risk is immense. Whether you are building a restaurant, an office building, a hotel, or another development – if the property is not built on time or on budget, people can lose millions before the final product is completed. The property starts producing income. With so much at stake, you need the right team, and we have it. We have a lengthy track record of this work, and our work speaks for itself, along with our reputation. We are committed to providing the engineering services, plans, and support necessary to streamline this type of design and construction project. Our team of industry-leading experts will deliver an outstanding finished project on budget. Hire us; we’ll get the job done.
How do you build a massive structure but know it is safe to do so? The right qualified professionals ensure safety. In today’s judgemental and litigious world, mistakes cannot be afforded. Large developments take years to process, set up, and become approved – much less the lengthy timeline of construction once it begins and the massive expense required to make to happen. Many of these expenses occur before a shovel even touches the ground, making the most significant. You must be sure you know what you are doing and have the right team to execute on a project to create the proper end product for the appropriate cost. Overall, the risk is immense from start to finish throughout a project. Even after the project is built, the risk does not stop as housing anyone or anything creates a risk of its own.
Whether you are building a restaurant, an office building, a hotel, or another development – if the property is not built on time or on budget, people can lose millions before the final product is completed and the property starts producing income. With so much at stake, you need the right team, and we have it. We have a lengthy track record of this work and our work speaks for itself along with our reputation. Hire us, we will get the job done, on time, on budget, and as envisioned.
Construction projects are loud and noisy. Unfortunately, most projects of significance and worth anything have a tendency to have neighbors. You want to have a friendly experience with your neighbors, but that can be hard to do, so when you are building any project, large or small. Regardless of if you are building a skyscraper or a small home, construction involves trucks, hammering, welding, jackhammering, and other loud elements of construction.
Our engineering team knows how to keep this sound away from the neighbors. Florida Engineering Solutions regularly employs cutting edge noise reduction systems to allow your work to be completed with minimal invasion or inconvenience to the surrounding areas and to shield the construction zone from externally generated disturbances. Noise mitigation techniques involve using acoustic barriers to reduce sound transmission within and around the site. These techniques are utilized in both commercial and residential settings to provide the most peaceful construction atmosphere possible. Our engineering tactics allow us to provide materials and setups to both absorb sound and deflect it in certain specific directions to avoid creating issues for your neighbors and your other tenants. This will keep your relationships secure while providing the most peaceful construction atmosphere possible.
Today’s modern construction often uses elements build prior to their placement on site. Instead of building properties “brick by brick,” properties are often partially constructed in different areas then the pieces of the puzzle are placed together to form the building. Sometimes these pieces are built in factories and assembled on-site in fewer pieces than a lego set. This modern construction technique shows itself in various types of construction, from modular elements to specific smaller pieces, such as precast concrete. Precast concrete can be challenging to create and put together, but when done so appropriately, it can provide cost savings and an effective, affordable long term material solution. This type of construction has become popular for a reason, and this is our expertise.
Everything has a weakness, even concrete. With so much time and money at risk, no project can afford any risk or weakness that is not calculated for. Talk to any concrete professional and they will tell you it is all but guaranteed to crack. In addition, it is often also very brittle. While concrete is generally a strong material, if it is broken apart into pieces, its strength evaporates quickly. Cracks feed on cracks, creating more cracks, and before you know it the issue is far beyond an initial crack. This is where prestressed concrete comes in.
A detailed process is used to tension or “pre-stress” the material, resulting in a material with the characteristics of high strength concrete. This process strengthens concrete pieces, so it is stronger against outside forces that will exist on-site and in its final function within a larger piece of property. These processes are complicated but integral for property material performance. Pre-stressing the concrete in an effective way will have its effectiveness judged completely upon the design, layout, and capacity requirements for the end product where the concrete is being applied. The pre-stressed material is often an integral component to the end structure, however, it needs to fall into the right place within a larger puzzle or it will be ineffective. We have extensive experience with designing and implementing these materials to create the most effective material possible for your construction design. This is our bread and butter. You will rest easy with our team behind you on this.
Many commercial projects in today’s world involve construction elements the typical person never thinks of or even knows exists. With medical facilities, especially in the current day, as important as any time in our history, building the right product to fit the market demands is integral. Medical has also become big business. The medical world has also transformed into big business, despite their nonprofit status. With this newly emphasized importance comes risk and liability. Medical companies and employees are constantly at risk for lawsuits and safety concerns. Whether the legal threats are frivolous or legitimate, the threats are real and apparent. Our team provides solutions to protect against both of them.
Lead shielding design and x-ray shielding design are both critical factors in making medical facilities safe for employees and patients. Radiation can cause severe damage to living tissue and has been associated with the development of cancerous cells. Lead is also the most cost-effective way to upgrade the protection of an existing facility from these harmful elements. With this newly emphasized importance comes risk and liability. Pharmaceutical companies and employees are always at risk for lawsuits and safety concerns. Our team provides solutions to protect against both of these.
One of these options is radiation shielding. X-ray shielding and lead shielding design are critical factors to make medical facilities safe for both employees and patients. Our experience in this avenue is extensive. Florida Engineering Solutions is highly trained in this type of shielding and has multiple measures in place to guarantee the safety of staff and patients during the upgrades. You will be in the right hands to ensure your facility and its protective parts are functioning appropriately.
3D Renderings & Drawings
People often do not have a vision. How do you look at a vacant building shell or an empty lot and not only see a final product but also articulate that thought and insight to a broad audience with the same message? The answer is modern technology. Our in-house resources provide drawing and rendering vision elements, which will allow you to see the finished product and plan for every little detail before construction starts – from building façade to a small outlet location of a small outlet. A three-dimensional rendering of an upcoming or proposed project can be used to create a clear, accurate, and compelling presentation of architectural plans and design proposals. A striking visual element is a strong addition to any presentation. We can plan it all and show you in photos and videos what this will look like. These illustrations can greatly assist those looking to sell their projects to city and county officials. Florida Engineering Solutions has a team of expert designers ready to create full-color 3D renderings and full-scale elevations of clients’ future projects. After all, a picture says a thousand words, and we have plenty of visual options to provide you.
Now that you have a little more insight on commercial engineers and what we can do here at Florida Engineering Solutions, let’s converse on your needs for your future endeavors and projects.
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