Commercial and institutional design

The success of a construction project depends on the stakeholders involved (e.g. client, architect, engineers, general contractor, manufacturers, subcontractors…). Di Paolo Construction offers specialized services in structural engineering and the implementation of various types of projects.

The structural engineering department can participate in the various stages of a construction project by providing the appropriate services.

Design stage

  • Data research to establish needs
  • Review of existing plans for the structural inspection
  • Coordination with the specifications of the architect and other professionals
  • Evaluation of structural needs
  • Surveys and measurements
  • Expertise
  • Interpretation of the Quebec Construction Code
  • Feasibility study
  • Drafting of reports
  • Determination of gravity loads and lateral forces
  • Selection of materials suited to the needs
  • Calculations and design
  • Budget estimate of construction costs
  • Preparation of construction plans
  • Technical support

Construction stage

  • Review of shop drawings
  • Monitoring of the work
  • Supervision of the work
  • Verification of costs
  • Quality control

Structural engineering services are provided by a team led by a professional engineer certified by the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. Our many years of practice in construction engineering allow us to find constructive solutions adapted to the existing components and constraints dictated by the needs of our clients.

Institutional and commercial design services
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Wooden structures

Expertise, structural evaluation, feasibility study, plan preparation, inspection report on wooden structures

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Steel structures

Expertise, structural evaluation, feasibility study, plan preparation, inspection report on steel structures

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Concrete structures

Expertise, structural evaluation, feasibility study, plan preparation, inspection report on concrete structures

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Residential design

To ensure the successful execution of your construction or renovation project, it is essential to see to the preparation of detailed plans that specify the work to be done accurately. To save time and money, nothing should be left to chance. With proper plans, the site work is simplified and the interventions of various trades can be coordinated in the most effective way. As such, you can complete your project on time and on budget.

A conscientious structural designer takes into account the use of the building, existing components, geotechnical characteristics, the history of work completed and project-related requirements. If applicable, he establishes design loads (due to climatic and environmental conditions, the equipment, etc.) and performance criteria. He also takes into consideration the various materials that can be used (wood, steel, concrete, composite) and delivers a safe and economic structural design.

Residential design services
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New building

Expertise, structural evaluation, feasibility study, plan preparation as part of a new building construction

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Structural modifications

Expertise, structural evaluation, feasibility study, plan preparation, structural inspection report for all projects involving structural changes to the building

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Expansion and storey addition

Expertise, structural evaluation, feasibility study, plan preparation, structural inspection report as part of the expansion of a building or the addition or one or more storeys

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