This year JB Design & Permitting, Inc. expanded as an Engineering Firm
JB Design & Permitting, Inc. is now performing assessments and analysis on structural components.
This expansion has been a game-changer for our clients.
Our clients benefit from our firm evolving because we are able to have more control of the drawings and details. Not to mention more detailed knowledge of what is on the plans.
With our Engineers on hand the lines of communication are streamlined so there’s less time spent dealing with the back and forth between two different companies.
As a one-stop-shop for Engineering and Drafting services, we are able to up the level of being intimately familiar with how the details go together.
Our Engineering Services include the following:
Wind Load Analysis per ASCE-7
This important ASCE Standard allows us to properly calculate wind loads on any given structure based on the location & building category. We urge our clients to request these for compliance of the product being sold during the design phase or early stages of a project avoiding the need for high-cost products when not required.
There are times when a glazing system on your project just doesn’t fall within the allowable capacity charts provided on an NOA or Product Approval because of exceeded dimensions. When this occurs, we are able to prepare Comparative Analysis Calculations based on the actual tested data of the product such as sizes and pressures in order to qualify the exceeded dimensions
Often times architects and other design professionals want larger than normal size glazing panels in order to achieve that modern and vibrant visual effect. JB Design helps make this happen by designing glazing systems using rational analysis. This method is used primarily when the design intent of a building facade is outside of the tested parameters of the product being used.
Glass Analysis per ASTME1300
The practice of this standard allows us to calculate the load resistance of glass. By doing so, we are able to consult our clients during there product design and testing phase.
Design of Aluminum and Steel Structures/Structural Components
Our team has experience in the design of aluminum and steel structures typically for the support of glazing and facade systems. We are able to design any type of aluminum or steel structure based on the AA Aluminum Design Manual and AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings.
Miscellaneous Metals Drawings and Structural Calculations
JBD Performs design and structural calculations for all types of miscellaneous metals related to building components and structures such as architectural metal cladding, small or large metal structures for sun shading, metal enclosure systems, guard rails, trellises, and mechanical equipment supporting structures among others.
Product Design Assistance using Finite Element Analysis
Our team is able to completely model an entire glazing system or building component giving the most accurate and realistic results. Finite Element Analysis software allows us to predict how a product reacts to real-world forces, vibration, heat, fluid flow, and other physical effects. Finite element analysis provides results that will let us know if a product will fail or pass real-life testing methods as it was designed to. This is the perfect tool used in order to consult our clients such as manufacturers for proper testing optimization.
Shop Drawing Review for Structural Compliance
JB Design can review your shop drawings for structural compliance and be your glazing engineer of record for your project. We are here to follow each project until final inspection is passed.
Permit Submittal Packages
We offer complete permit submittal packages for residential and commercial retrofit and new construction applications. JB Design advises first hand the proper documentation required per the municipal building department. We are qualified to consult your team when questions arise regarding product selection such as style, frame, glass, anchorage capacity, and specifications.
Each package includes:
*System Compliance Analysis
*Drawings to include: floor plans, frame elevations, and descriptive glazing system schedule
*NOA and/or Product Approval package marked per specific project requirements
*Design wind load analysis with the schedule as required per municipal building department
Engineering Letters (to the city of jurisdiction)
Our team of engineers are here to help get your permits and inspections approved. Occasionally an engineering letter stating a solution that was required due to a field condition is needed for the inspector or building official to pass an inspection. At times other challenges exist where one of our team members will serve as a liaison between our client and building official in order to come to resolutions for code compliance issues or rejected permit applications.
We look forward to providing you with our engineering solutions.