Attention to architectural detailing & design
Our focus is to provide quality structural engineering with attention to architectural detail. Extensive architectural design experience of our principals, assure that the aesthetic requirements of a building are adhered to and complement the design. Architectural expression of structural components is one area we pride ourselves on.
Structural System Selection
Selecting the appropriate system is imperative to both the budget and overall design requirements of a building. We have a wide range of design experience from, post-tensioned concrete and steel frames all the way to timber and light gauge metal that we draw from to aid in selecting the appropriate structural systems.
Every project that leaves our office is thoroughly reviewed by an experienced, licensed engineer familiar with the project to assure that all facets of the design are met. This helps the review process so that repeated submissions to governing bodies are not needed to obtain permits.
We have experience working with IBC, British, Euro, and Indian Codes. We have currently completed projects in over 30 states and six countries. Our key staff has NCEES Council Records allowing us to obtain registration in any state or country quickly.
Value Engineering Experience
Fabricator and construction site visits along with our substantial library of product vendor information insure we are using the latest technologies to meet budget and design requirements. Design-Build relationships are welcomed.
Meeting Client Objectives
Meeting project goals is paramount to the success of a project. We understand delays can cost the owner substantial amounts of resources that can impact the cost and success of a project.
Our History and Vision
bds was formerly AED, and was established in 1997 by Christopher J. Sosnowski, P.E.. Our focus is on expanding our client base without sacrificing the quality of design we pride our reputation on.