Building Structural Design
Our primary focus is building design. Our approach involves careful consideration and collaboration with the design team to realize the vision of the owner. We have experience in a wide range of structures, from the renovation and modernization of existing buildings to the design of new structures, each project employs the latest in Building Information Model technology and state-of-the-art analysis.
Seismic Retrofits, Adaptive Reuse, and Historic Building Renovations
Whether the vintage of a building is Beaux Arts or Mid-century Modern, we understand how to cost-effectively extend the life of an existing structure when appropriate. We understand the challenges in utilizing existing structures, and our experience guides us in anticipating constructability issues related to the removal and reuse of historic finishes and the complexity of gaining access to the structure in occupied facilities.
Lund Opsahl is committed to the development of systems that make the building industry more sustainable. We continuously strive to incorporate improved materials and alternative building methods into our projects. We are committed to solutions that reduce long-term energy consumption and increase efficiency of structural materials.
Master Planning and Structural Studies
We support feasibility planning and expansion studies for major institutions, college campuses, and industrial facilities; work that often includes seismic and structural evaluations of the existing buildings. Our collaborative approach is critical in realizing the maximum benefit from the site and financing to effectively integrating with all disciplines.
Construction Support Engineering
Lund Opsahl provides structural design assistance to contractors for jobsite engineering problems. Common items include shoring systems, steel frame bracing, construction loading reviews, crane foundations and building frame tie-in connections, manlift foundations and tie-in connections, and fall-protection systems. Our scope often includes analysis and coordination with the building engineer of record to revise structural framing to suit the specific needs and phasing of the project site.
Lund Opsahl is nimble. We are experienced at getting in and out of small projects quickly, giving architects, contractors, and owners the support they need to make renovations and tenant improvements. In many instances, buildings must remain occupied during renovation, and Lund Opsahl understands the importance of phasing a project to allow for safe, timely, and cost effective completion of work.
Often challenging, special structures require a different approach than building design. Seldom are there guidelines or templates to follow; and creativity, sound engineering principles and problem solving are required to uncover cost-effective, constructible solutions. Our resume in special structures includes dynamic and movable installations, pedestrian bridges, zoological exhibits, industrial equipment platforms, supports for art installations, and medical equipment.