Build aesthetics and function from a structural standpoint to ensure that your building facility can withstand any load.
Integrate BIM and VDC on your design, fabrication and construction workflow so you can reap increased cost and time savings.
Utilize our advanced expertise on material science so you can incorporate unparalleled construction materials that exceed your expectations.
Transforming Form and Function with Civil Engineering
As all AEC industry players can attest, architecture and design still serve as the backbone for all the follow-on trades to come. Whatever stake you hold in the project spectrum, architectural master models are indispensable in such a way that they yield you a baseline point of reference in a building construction project. It is where form and function co-exist together—either in a dictum where form follows function or vice versa.
However, aesthetics and functionality alone do not complete the trifecta. To bring form and function to life, you need to bridge the gap between imagination and reality through civil engineering. Civil engineering equates to structural integrity, and when you add durability into the mix, you transform your conceptual design into a strong building facility that's functional in style.
Civil engineering has long been the oldest sub-discipline of engineering field—tracing its roots back from the historical landmarks to transforming the modern landscape with towering skyscrapers. Enter roads, bridges and dams—civil engineering also paves the way for the construction of the big-ticket items, but for purpose of simplicity, our civil engineers will only refer to its current application on the building industry. Versatile as we can be on all period-styles and applications, Nearby EngineersNew York Engineers redefine civil engineering by merging the traditional build with advanced modernization.
Impossible Designs Made Possible with Civil Engineering
Innovation is a buzzword that has been tossed around for decades—to the point of overuse where the real essence of it all has been diluted. Such is not the case with Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. As opposed to the sprint runs of other industries with extreme highs and lows, the AEC market has seen a slow but steady growth on innovation, much akin to a marathon.
The future of innovation in AEC is ripe for growth. With premature technology already causing paradigm shifts in the industry, it is only a matter of time before innovation translates to mainstream—and then another disruptive cycle starts again. Our forward-thinking engineers can ascertain from the current developments that disruption is not slowing down anytime soon, and we are here to pioneer revolutionary changes specifically in our field of civil engineering expertise. We bring you some of the most leading-edge innovations in civil engineering as of late:
In a nutshell, civil engineering is always on-the-go for innovation. What Nearby EngineersNew York Engineers can do for you is to seamlessly blend technology and expertise together to revolutionize the conventional materials and construction methods. We challenge our own limits together with the design-build constraints for reinvention.
Why You Need BIM for Civil Engineering Designs
Our technological-savvy structural engineers can't emphasize enough how important BIM is in civil engineering. In a fast-paced modern world where your competitors can outperform you through efficiency, you need a tool in the form of BIM so you can instigate a design-fabrication-construction workflow which will benefit all your project stakeholders.
Let's take it to the top where our civil engineers utilize BIM in the design studio. Once structural loads are factored in, leave it to our civil engineers to design and detail your building's structural components such as footings, columns, beams and slabs together with the structural connections, concrete and reinforcing bars. Using BIM, load calculations together with visualizations and clash detections make way for our expert structural analysis.
Another core function of BIM for civil engineers is to streamline the process from design to fabrication. Taking reference from a reinforced concrete structure, you can pull up all the design data and extract material information for your long-lead steel components using quantity take-offs and bill of materials. Getting it straight to fabrication also allows you to review the technical and financial compliance of your building components with features ranging from virtual constructability review to automation of construction cost estimation reports.
Be on-the-go anywhere and take your work from design to construction using on-site BIM modelling. You can optimize your project delivery method by utilizing 4D and 5D BIM for visual scheduling and cost prowess—effectively orchestrating the site logistics for the material handling, off-site or on-site assembly and installation. Our civil engineers will also cross-check the contractor deliverables for quality control and compliance on technical specifications where BIM-generated bar bending schedules and shop drawings are typically subjected for approval.
Civil Engineering Explained from Schedule and Cost Standpoints
Being the first in line in the construction's critical path management, civil engineers have a big space to fill in moving the project efficiently from groundbreaking to closeout. So much is at stake when we can't follow through the three essential project constraints: cost, time and quality. Our solution at Nearby EngineersNew York Engineers is to facilitate our civil engineering expertise with technology for faster and superior results.
So many factors are at play when your project delivery method is not as successful as you thought it would be. Our civil engineers give you a typical scenario of how your construction project will pan out if you miss any of the three constraints:
To sum it all up, each situation is borne out of the deficiency on meeting each constraint. All three elements are interconnected—by moving one, the other two project drivers follow in a domino ripple effect. As business clients or first-time building owners, dealing with negative extremes can hamper the profitability of your bottom line or profit margin. But let’s take it from the perspectives of civil engineers in a building construction project, where role delineation can either be set-up as consultants, construction managers or contractors. Despite this distinctive point of difference, we operate from the common ground of pushing your building’s structural package for success.
Dealing with schedule delays can put a halt on what could be a productive construction project. Whether inefficiency comes from your client, contractor or construction manager’s end, one thing’s guaranteed: non-elimination of bottlenecks for effective communication of all project stakeholders can pull cost and quality constraints downwards.
In a fast-track construction project where parallel design-bid-build workflow is in place, zeroing in on the cause of delay should be your priority to improve efficiency. However, eliminating this liability might be a challenging feat if you don’t have a schedule point of reference in the form of 4D BIM. Once you have identified where the gridlock is — enter client’s indecision, consultant’s last-minute design changes, construction manager’s inadequate planning, and contractor’s poor labor productivity and resource shortage — you can finally make steps to advance your building project.
Same goes with eradicating cost-related issues on 5D BIM. Cash flow is the lifeblood of your project, and any negative inclination can cause delayed contractor payments and hold orders—resulting in potential subpar structural integrity once construction resumes due to project stakeholders chasing time for early project closeout. At Nearby EngineersNew York Engineers, we prepare for these worst-case scenarios and mitigate risks with proactivity.
How Site Logistics and Safety Planning Pan Out in Civil Engineering Projects
Poor planning can be the culprit of why your project didn’t cut out for success. Beginning with the end in mind, you should jumpstart an effective site logistics plan by designing its scheme with a construction overlay. Take reinforced concrete structure, for instance. Our civil engineers do not only have to take into account what type of concrete mixture is suitable for the building’s structural integrity, we also have to consider the sizes and grades of the reinforcement bars.
However, this only refers to the material itself, and we also need a labor workforce together with equipment and vehicles for your site mobilization. All these and more are only some of the factors to consider, but hover below for a more exhaustive checklist on site logistics and safety planning in light of civil engineering:
All logistical items that we have outlined above are just some of the few basics we implement for your civil engineering projects, and knowing Nearby EngineersNew York Engineers, we exceed your standards and go above and beyond the build.
Build a Solid Foundation Design with Optimized Civil Engineering
Before superstructure, there's substructure. In that sense, foundation design is very critical for your building project as it carries all the load factors all the way from the top to be transferred below the ground. Before deciding which construction method you should utilize for your building project, it's important that you conduct an extensive study of the ground and its soil characteristics to design a foundation that will anchor specifically to its core function of structural integrity. Any errors in foundation design can lead to structural defects on your building including facade deterioration—and in worst-case scenarios where your foundation is not designed for seismic loads, building collapse is an undesirable probability.
Setting up the success of your foundation design for follow-on trades to come is our priority at Nearby EngineersNew York Engineers. Here are some of the construction methods we utilize for the foundation design of your building project:
How Virtual Design and Construction Overhauls Civil Engineering
With AEC slowly transforming into a technologically-driven industry, our civil engineers take advantage of the innovative technologies to gain a competitive edge for your structural benefits.
Thanks to BIM paving the way for virtual design and construction, we can now put a spin on your civil engineering projects by transforming static 3D modelling visualizations to live BIM models using augmented reality or virtual reality. Add laser scanning, construction drones and Internet of Things (IoT)—changing the landscape of civil engineering is now easier more than ever with VDC.
Redefine Your Civil Engineering Projects with us
See how cutting-edge civil engineering unravel before your eyes. Backed by an established project portfolio, Nearby EngineersNew York Engineers exceed the limits and forge greater heights of innovation in the structural realm. We go above and beyond our expertise to bridge the gap from impossible to possible designs.