Preliminary Design

Construction Preliminary Design Services

The early stages of a construction project are crucial for setting the foundation of success. In this stage, we investigate the stability, strength and rigidity of structures’ preliminary designs. Grubb Engineering offers comprehensive preliminary drawing services that encompass concept design outlines and the comparison of options. Our dedicated team of structural engineers is committed to delivering high-quality and innovative solutions tailored to meet your unique project requirements.

Contact us today to learn more about our preliminary drawing services and how we can assist you in bringing your construction project to life. Our team is ready to collaborate with you, offering expertise and guidance at every step. 

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Concept Design Outline

Concept Design Outlines not only contribute to the integrity and safety of the structure but also the project’s overall timeline and budget. Our preliminary drawing services begin with a concept design outline, which serves as a starting point for your project. We collaborate closely with you to understand your vision, goals, and functional needs. Essentially, we turn your ideas and concepts into a real building design. We develop preliminary sketches and layouts of your project. This process allows us to explore various design possibilities and ensure that the initial concept aligns with your expectations.

General Approach and Comparison of Options

Grubb Engineering’s structural engineers propose different ideas and solutions to you and your construction partners to aid in your project development and design. Our experienced team carefully considers factors such as budget, schedule, code compliance, and functionality to formulate a comprehensive strategy. We analyze different options, evaluating their advantages and potential challenges, to help you make informed decisions. This includes considering options to address ground conditions, site constraints and other factors that may affect the integrity of your structure. Our goal is to provide you with a clear understanding of the available choices, allowing you to select the optimal solution that meets both your vision and practical requirements.

Schematic Design

Schematic Design involves documenting the scope, budget, and schedule of the project in detail. Our team conducts a thorough assessment of the building's structural, mechanical, heating/cooling, plumbing, and electrical systems. We also consider interior and exterior materials, plans for the building site, technology infrastructure, code compliance, functionality, and long-term durability. By capturing these essential elements, we create a comprehensive blueprint that guides the subsequent stages of your project.