- Form – what do you want it to look like
- Function – how well will this work
- Engineering – what are the structural requirements associated with the design
Once you have a conceptual design that incorporates the key features in terms of scope, placement and appearance, it becomes possible to determine the structural requirements necessary to make the concept work.
Under the Project headings listed below, common projects are listed with associated factors that help determine basic design elements as well as structural requirements (Local and National building codes must also be observed to ensure all requirements are being met). For each project listed, you will find specific tips to assist you in defining your needs. From there, our staff can generate a material take-off for your project.