The ancient greek concept of a builder, as described by the word “tekton”, was of a craftsman who could do a little of everything – carpentry, stone-cutting, furniture-making, even shipbuilding. The ancient tekton is the equivalent of a highly skilled, modern-day handyman. It was also regarded as a respected trade. A good tekton was highly esteemed within the local community, and considered very clever.
Likewise in all our services, we try to think like a tekton when engineering the cleverest solution to any given set of constraints – design, cost, time, etc. Cleverness combines science, artistry, skill, economy, and simplicity to synthesize a workable solution. Furthermore we understand that our role is usually not that of the ancient “architekton”, or “master-builder” – architect in today’s vernacular. In contrast, we recognize that the structural engineer plays a crucial albeit subordinate role as one of the pieces of the total puzzle, of which the design team leader has the ultimate assembly control. It is within this hierarchy that we strive for the highest levels of customer service and satisfaction.
It is in the spirit of the ancient tekton, that we offer the following services with respect to the craft of structural engineering:
- Structural Design & Analysis
- Construction Documents
- Construction Observation
- Design & Coordination Review
- Site Evaluation & Investigative Studies
- Existing Building Upgrades/Additions
- Tenant Improvements
- Earth Retention Systems