Delegated design requires the contractor or fabricator to hire a specialty engineer, presenting itself in many forms including steel connections, steel stairs, awnings, retaining walls, etc, anything the architect or engineer of record delegates to others. For steel connection design, see also steel connection section.
USCB HHI Signage & Marque Handrails
Hilton Head Island, SC (2018).
Provided structural design for entrance signage and interior marque handrails at satellite University of South Carolina Beaufort location.
Royal Live Oaks Academy
Hardeeville, SC (2019).
Master Steel, Contractor.
SGA, Architect and LADC, Engineer of Record.
Provided connection design as the delegated connection engineer on the project.
Structural connections design required by the fabricators delegated engineer. Particular importance in building design for special seismic requirements. An educational facility has a higher risk category (Risk Category III) than default. Included in requirements were the design of intermediate moment frames (or IMF).
Island Recreational Center
Bluffton, SC (2017).
FWA Group, Architect.
Fraser Construction, Contractor.
Provided analysis of large-span steel trusses for the project.
Role of fabricator’s engineer to meet the requirements set forth by the Engineer of Record. Long-span steel trusses designed by the fabricators engineer. The fabricator was Macuch Steel of Augusta, GA, and RISA was the software used for analysis.