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Needham & Associates Consulting Engineers. Fort Wayne, IN - Overland Park, KS. Heavy Structures Using Conventional Steel with Metal Building Products Presented To Wichita Metal Building Association By Needham and Associates, Inc. Consulting Engineers.

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needham associates consulting engineers
Needham & AssociatesConsulting Engineers

Fort Wayne, IN - Overland Park, KS


Heavy Structures Using Conventional Steel with Metal Building ProductsPresented ToWichita Metal Building AssociationByNeedham and Associates, Inc.Consulting Engineers

your speakers
John Breitenbach, P.E. Principal 4 states,

BS Kansas State University

Andy Carter, P.E.Principal 23 states,

BS VMI, MS Georgia Tech

Your Speakers
needham and associates
General Practice Structural/Civil Engineers

Consultants to PEMB Industry

Heavy Structures (ex: large clear-spans, steel mills, special structures)

Now Forming Design-Build Steel (DBS)

- To provide Heavy Structural Solutions

Needham and Associates?
Industry Legend:Metal buildings are less costly than conventional.Not true at least for structures over about 40,000 s.f.
what is a heavy structure
What is a Heavy Structure??
  • Process of Heavy Structures
  • Why is there Demand for this work?
  • Why is it not a Metal Building
  • History of Growth
  • Design-Bid-Building vs Design-Build
  • Profit Potential

Definitions:Pre-engineered Building is a steel framing system, usually with a metal roof and walls, with all structural engineering done by a manufacturer.Heavy Structures Building is a framing system, built of conventional steel and some metal building components, with the structural engineering done on a design-build basis.Also, the distribution systems of the two approaches are different.

performance specification design build

Performance Specification,Design-Build

Concepts through initial engineering

Who puts together?

Risks, who assumes

Team effort

how would needham and dbs handle a job
How would Needham and DBS Handle a Job?
  • Design only for a fixed fee, full service (Needham).
  • Speculative Project, specified service with limits at fee that is usually higher (Needham).
  • Performance-Design Build, DBS offers steel price that includes engineering.
can we bring you a job
Can We Bring You a Job??
  • Need erection alliances.
  • Need manufacturer alliances.
  • Need alliances with General Contractors.
  • Other relationships.
  • We can provide the know-how and services to make a successful conventional steel project.
  • Call John or Andy.
thank you needham associates consulting engineers
9921 DuPont Circle Dr. W.Fort Wayne, IN 46825


8417 Santa Fe Dr. Overland Park, KS 66212


Thank You!...Needham & AssociatesConsulting Engineers