WDY is a group that thrives on the challenge of new projects. For each new project, we try to capture the client’s vision with innovative design solutions.
From start to finish, we stress clear communication between architect and engineer to achieve success. Our clients have direct contact with a “hands on” principal who can respond to their needs.
From schematic design through construction service, we focus on providing the right solution with respect to budget and schedule.
Structural Engineering Services
- New Construction / Remodels / Additions
- Seismic Evaluation / Rehabilitation
- Historic Preservation
- Tenant Improvements / Specialty Structures
- Structural Audits / Due Diligence
- Sustainable Design
Fiber Reinforced Composite (FRC) Strengthening
WDY pioneered the use of a state-of-the-art method for repairing and strengthening concrete and wood elements. The ductility of vintage concrete frame buildings can be dramatically improved with FRC strengthening techniques. Because of our interest in cost-effective materials and the preservation of existing structures, we have recommended FRC for many upgrades and repairs rather than tear down a weakened structure.
Craft Style Timber Frame Design
WDY’s positioning in the Pacific Northwest has provided the necessary experience to engineer heavy timber craft style homes and commercial facilities for over ten years. As consultants for such companies as Timberpeg, Timbercraft Homes and BC Timber Frame, we assisted in developing specifications for the construction of timber home kits. In addition, we have engineered a wide array of full frame designs.
Mesh and Cable Structures
WDY has become a specialist in mesh and cable structures. In 1996 the Oregon Zoo needed repairs to an Aviary that had a mesh failure during a snowstorm. We found a practical solution to accurately predict the nonlinear behavior of the damaged aviary. Since then, we have engineered twelve mesh and cable structures for zoos in Florida, New York, Nevada and Oregon.