We need a structural engineer to do basic structural calculations/simulations in 3D for 2 story single home (steel frame and foundation).
We already have the structure designed in 3D in ArchiCAD (see the full structure design in this link: https://skfb.ly/SLP9)
We need a person able to edit, modify, improve and make a structural report of our project using a user friendly 3D software. We are very open to suggestions about what software to use. Once the report is completed, the project has to be delivered in his native file in order to be editable in 3D.
The project is very simple, built with:
PRIMARY FRAME: 4x4 11 gauge hot rolled tubular steel + some trusses or I beams.
SECONDARY FRAME: 2x4 14 gauge hot rolled tubular steel.
ERECTION METHOD: welding
FLOORS AND ROOF: uses type B metal deck panels with a 1.5 inch cement coat
SHELL: built with 1 inch rib metal lath (herringbone mesh pattern) and structural stucco
FOUNDATION: to be designed using basic and simple monolithic slab on grad. Land is flat and surface is very stable. Topographic Survey and Soil Test available.
ANCHORING: Main columns have to be anchored to the slab with screws and anchor plates.
Actual project was modeled in 3D using ArchiCAD, so it is recommended you be able to import the 3D model from (.pln) file with your software.
We need the usual structural report, with emphasis in wind tests, since the area is subject to Category 5 Hurricane forces.
Report has to include material quantity. We use this website as reference for materials:
Parameters - We need to talk on Skype BEFORE you start the job to give you some parameters which you are going to use on this project.
Work will be divided in milestones. Skype meetings with screen sharing will be necessary to present and discuss the job in every milestone completed. Collaborative Skype sessions to work together on the model are a must in order to modify/tune up/simplify/improve it, adding or eliminating columns, beams, studs that are not necessary, with the scope of reducing unnecessary material to optimize costs. We require to keep work as simple, economic and pragmatic as possible.
Location of the project is Fort Lauderdale, FL USA and it has to comply with South Florida Building Code.
We need a person with basic conversational English who is open, friendly and willing to cooperate, including Skype videoconference and sharing screens.
Please show us some job examples, portfolios or screen captures in order to be considered to this job. Thank you!