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Engineering Express Project Request System

You will be guided through questions to best determine your need and allow us to engineer your project expediently and professionally.

Your request is entered directly into our quoting system for priority assistance.

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CONTACT INFORMATION
Please use the email we have on file (if applicable) for faster processing.
EXISTING PROJECT INFORMATION

Our project number is typically in the bottom right of our plans

NEW PROJECT GENERAL INFORMATION
 

NOTE: 
Engineering Express is only licensed in the states listed above in the drop down menu. For other states, we can work with your local engineer to assist them. Select 'Other' and include details in the box located at the bottom of this page to discuss your needs and how we can help.
NEW PROJECT SEGMENT SELECTION
1.1) Commercial Shop Drawings / Calculations
Engineering Express Commercial Glazing Design

EXAMPLES:
FLOOR PLAN
Floor Plan Example
PRODUCT ELEVATION
Elevation Example
STOREFRONT / ATTACHMENT DETAILS
Storefront Example
1.2) Residential Window / Door Layout
Engineering Express Residential Window Design
INPUT REQUIRED

Please submit your job online using our fully automated Wind Pressure Calculator by Clicking Here**. For help understanding the type of input required, please refer to the example below or watch our brief tutorial video

**For a small administrative fee, we can upload all of the information required on the Wind Pressure Calculator. By clicking below, you agree to pay this fee.

We will contact you for payment in accordance with our policies and agreed terms. 
DESIGN PRESSURES ONLY

Please select one of the following two options:

1) Download a certified wind pressure chart from our store by Clicking Here.

2) Submit your job online using our fully automated Wind Pressure Calculator by Clicking Here**. For help understanding the type of input required, please refer to the example below or watch our brief tutorial video

**For a small administrative fee, we can upload all of the information required on the Wind Pressure Calculator. By clicking below, you agree to pay this fee. 

We will contact you for payment in accordance with our policies and agreed terms. 

NOTE: 
For product approval verification, we need valid 2014 FBC Miami or FL approval numbers for each opening and mullion that meet the required pressures and sizes. See the example below illustrating the type of information we will require.

EXAMPLE:
Section 1.2
1.3) Building Envelope Consultation (Waterproofing, Anchorage, Layout, Value Engineering)
Engineering Express Building Envelope Consultation

Our Building Envelope Consulting (BEC) services are considered custom requests. Therefore, detailed understanding of your project requirements is essential. This work is typically for owners or developers who need third party assistance for specialized waterproofing and structural installations.  

Below we have listed the services that we offer to our clients. Please describe the scope of work in the box located at the bottom of this page and one of our professionals will contact you to discuss.

Complex Geometry Modeling and Analysis

Energy and Thermal Modeling

Climate Analysis and Modeling

Double Skin Façade Analysis and Modeling

Non-Destructive Testing

Field Water Testing per AAMA 501.2, 502 and ASTME1105

Finite Element Analysis

New Material Development and Testing – Product Approval(s)

Existing Material Development and Testing - Product Approval(s)

Snow and Ice Studies

Thermal Imaging

Code Compliance Consulting

Impact | Blast Engineering and Design

Impact | Blast Testing Oversight at Laboratory

Wind Tunnel Testing Oversight at Laboratory

Property Condition Assessments

Expert Witness Services

Shop Drawings / Submittal Drawings

Design Specifications

Site Inspections

Drone Videos

Engineering Calculations Review

Shop Drawing Review

Review of Subcontractor’s and Suppliers’ Quality-Control Program(s)

Visual Mock-up Review

Material Submittals and Specification Data Review

Performance Mock-up Submittals Review

Performance Mock-up Installation Inspections

Performance Mock-up Testing Oversight

Field Testing Oversight

Factory Inspections

Sign and Seal


 

1.4) & 2.7) & 3.13) Create a General Use / Miami NOA, FL, Texas, or ICC Product Evaluation
Miami-Florida-Texas-ICC Evaluations - Engineering Express

To view more than 600 of our product evaluations, please Click Here.
1.5) Other Glazing Design or Inspection Needed

There are many engineering services we can provide for your product or installation. Please describe the scope of work in the box below and one of our professionals will contact you to discuss.
2.1) & 3.9) Canopy / Walkway Cover / Carport / Trellis 
Engineering Express Carports and Canopies
2.2) Screened Enclosures / Patio / Sunroom
Engineering Express Sunroom Designs

NOTE: 
This firm no longer engineers screened pool enclosures consisting of screen walls & roof.

2.3) & 3.10) Roofing - Solar Panels & Other Related Roofing Needs
Engineering Express Roofing Designs

** If not known, please upload a sketch on the next page that includes all of the dimensions.
2.4) Guardrails / Stair Rails / Handrails
Engineering Express Railings

NOTE: 
We have pre-engineered railing plans in our Online Store for quick and inexpensive assistance.  Click here to browse the items available or to serve as a starting point for your design need. 

2.5) & 3.11) AC / Generator / or Similar Equipment - Site Specific Attachment to Roof or Wall Structure
Engineering Express AC Site Specific Designs

NOTE: 
We have many A/C, stand, clips, and similar products pre-engineered in our online plan store for quick and inexpensive assistance.  Click here to browse the items available or to serve as a starting point for your design need.
Unit Dimensions (AC / Generator) 
AC/Generator Unit




Pad / Slab Dimensions 
Pad Unit




Curb or Stand Dimensions
Curb
Stand





** If not known, please upload a sketch on the next page that includes all of the dimensions for both the unit and the stand or curb. 
2.6) & 3.12) AC / Generator / or Similar Cabinet - Integrity Evaluation (Technical Evaluation Report)
Engineering Express Technical Evaluation Report

NOTE:
Technical Evaluation Reports (TER's) are engineered product evaluations that are not required to obtain statewide product approval. They are accepted in most municipalities.  Click here for examples of TER's in our online store.


** You will need to provide Engineering Express with drawings, which include the specifications for all of the structural elements. If needed, we will sign an NDA. 
2.9) Other Building Specialty Structural Design

While we specialize on engineering components of buildings, we're also open to innovative design needs.  Please provide below as much information as possible and one of our professionals will contact you to discuss. 
3.1) Fence (With or Without Gate)
Engineering Express Fence Designs

NOTE: 
We have many fence and gate plans pre-engineered in our online plan store for quick and inexpensive assistance.  Click here to browse our store items or to use them as a starting point for your custom need.




EXAMPLES:
Fence Types
3.2) Gate (Swing, Rolling or Sliding) 
Engineering Express Gate Designs

NOTE: 
We have many gate plans pre-engineered in our online plan store for quick and inexpensive assistance. 
Click here to browse them or use them as a starting point for your site specific design.


EXAMPLES:
ROLLING GATE ELEVATIONS
Rolling Gate
SWING GATE ELEVATIONS
Engineering Express Swing Gate Examples
DETAILS
Gate Details
2.8) & 3.3) Sign / Lightpole / Billboard / Wall or Post Supported
Engineering Express Sign Designs

NOTE:
We have included some examples below to assist you in completing this form.
Footing
Post / Ground Mounted or Billboard
Post Ground/Billboard
Wall Mounted
Wall mounted
Monument
Monument
Lightpole
Lightpole
Flagpole
Flagpole
3.4) Deck or Patio Foundations
Engineering Express Decks

NOTE:
Please upload a sketch indicating dimensions and elevations on the next page.

3.5) Pool Designs
Engineering Express Pool Designs

NOTE:
Please be advised that we specialize in repetitive designs. We will review your request and determine if we can help. Otherwise, we will find someone who can.

3.6) Marine / Seawall / Dock / Boatlift
Engineering Express Marine Design Services

NOTE:
We provide selective engineering services for homeowners. We will review your request and determine if we can help. Otherwise, we will find someone who can.

3.7) Playground / Fitness / Similar Exterior Component Footings / Tie-Downs
Gym Equipment
3.8) Other Non-Building Specialty Structural Design

While we specialize on engineering components of buildings, we're also open to innovative design needs. Please provide below as much information as possible and one of our professionals will contact you to discuss.

4.1) Field Analysis
Engineering Express Field Analysis

NOTE:
We provide field review services to the Tri-County area in South Florida and will visit the site under an agreed contract only. 

4.2) Construction Management
Engineering Express Construction Management

NOTE:
We provide selective forensic services. We will review your request and determine if we can help. Otherwise, we will find someone who can assist you.

4.3) Forensic Investigation
Engineering Express Forensic Engineering Services

NOTE:
We provide selective forensic services. We will review your request and determine if we can help. Otherwise, we will find someone who can assist you.
4.4) Software Application Design
Engineering Express Software Design Services

We can create many different types of engineering software applications like the ones featured in our Engineering Calculators Webpage to meet your specific needs.  Please describe what you are looking for below and one of our professionals will contact you to discuss.

5.1) & 5.2) & 5.3) New Construction / Addition / Renovation 
Engineering Express Primary Structure Design

NOTE:
We are primarily a component engineering firm and provide selective structural engineering services for single family homes, additions, & renovations. We will review your request and determine if we can help. Otherwise, we will find someone who can.

6.0) MEP Referrals

We are working to bring a full MEP specialty division online soon! 

In the meantime, please let us know below if you need help finding a firm.  We have a small list of referrals we can share with you.  
DETAILED PROJECT INFORMATION

NOTE:
In order to process your request quickly, please provide as much detailed information as possible such as detailed opening dimensions, approval numbers, and types of systems requested. You can also upload architectural files, photos or sketches on the next page to further describe the scope of your project. 

Please be advised work may not begin until all of the required information is received.

Additional Information We Need To Quote


TIMEFRAME
General lead time is 2 weeks for standard work (shorter for repetitive projects). Rush services are available.
DELIVERABLES

Three (3) copies are included.
UPLOAD FILES
Uploading photos, sketches, and architectural files increases our response time and helps us provide a more accurate quotation.


NOTE:
In order for us to properly quote and reply to your request quickly, please provide us with as much information as you can. Incomplete requests may take longer to process, delay the project, and increase administrative fees.  
FEES

Engineering Express routes your request to a special division of the firm for projects under $500. We may not be able to take all small projects. We will work with you to find the best course of action to service your engineering needs.
CONSULTING HOURLY RATES & REIMBURSABLES

Hourly/Time & Material jobs will be charged at the following hourly rates **:
  • Principal (non-Forensic) ................................................... $350.00/hour
  • Principal (Forensic) ..........................................................  $475.00/hour
  • Director / P.E. .................................................................. $250.00/hour
  • Designer .......................................................................... $175.00/hour
  • Drafter ............................................................................. $125.00/hour
  • Admin / Clerical ............................................................... $75.00/hour
** These hourly rates exclude travel outside of the Tri-County area. 
    In this case, a special quote will be provided.

Reimbursable expenses include:
  • Courier services, shipping, and express mail will be billed at Cost + 30%

  • Blueprinting & copies:  

       - 24 X 36 ........................................................................ $2.00/sheet
       - 8.5 X 11 (B&W) ..............................................................$0.15/sheet
       - 8.5 X 11 (Color) ............................................................ $0.25/sheet
       - 11 X 17 (B&W) ............................................................... $0.25/sheet
       - 11 X 17 (Color) ..............................................................$0.50/sheet


We will respond promptly to your request in the order it was received. 

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