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GCM’s Structure group provides engineering, design and construction assistance for foundations, structural concrete and structural steel works. Our department specializes in heavy and light industrial design, inspection and retrofitting.

 

Structure interior

 

STRUCTURAL DESIGN SERVICES

  • Management and coordination of geotechnical engineering
  • Various types of foundations including:
    • Dynamic equipment foundations
    • Deep and shallow foundations
    • Shell and tube exchanger foundations
    • Process column foundations
    • Stack foundations
  • Foundations in all types of soil including soft clays, tar sands, liquefiable soils and permafrost
  • Concrete structures including tabletops, one-way and two-way slabs
  • Structural steel including:
    • Process towers
    • Pipe racks and pipe supports
    • Industrial Buildings
    • Mill buildings
    • Crane runway girders and support structure
    • Access platforms, ladders, cages and stairs

 

PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTION SERVICES

  • Approval of shop drawings
  • On site construction supervision
    • Proactive supervision
    • Rebar and formwork inspection
    • Concrete workmanship supervision
    • Structural erection supervision
    • Analysis of equivalent material proposed by contractors
    • Management and coordination of the geotechnical engineer
    • Completion of daily reports on activities held on site
    • Surveys of completed works
  • Preparation of « AS BUILT » drawings

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

  • Modular design
  • Steel fabrication management
  • Blast retrofitting and design

 

PROJECT TYPES

  • Greenfield and brownfield projects
  • Retrofit of existing structures
  • New buildings, foundations and structural steel required to house, support, operate and allow maintenance of all types of industrial equipment

 

Software used

Advance Design America® and SAP 2000® : Structural modeling, finite elements and design

SAFE®: Concrete Slab and Foundation modeling, finite elements and design

Hilti Profis®: Anchor Design

Shape Builder®: Miscellaneous and built-up shape properties

BNQ Certified System

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