A&M Engineering has assembled a specialized group of engineers with extensive experience in the design of post tension slabs, pier and beam foundations, rebar foundations, and concrete.
We also have extensive experience in the design of steel and wood framing members utilized in light weight commercial and residential construction.
We provide on-site inspections of new and existing residential and commercial structures and provide problem identification and resolution for structural framing problems, structural system failures, and air and water infiltrations.
Wood-frame construction has been the system of choice for many years. The lumber and plywood are the building material of choice when reducing both labor and material in wood-frame house construction are the focus point while maintaining house quality and value.
Platform framing refers to the erection of a home one story at a time. In the case of a two-story building, the first-floor walls are erected and the floor system for the second story is set on top of the walls. The result is a one-story high “platform” on which to begin erection of the second story walls.
With balloon framing, studs run full height from sill-plate on the first floor to the top plate, to a maximum of 20 feet. This method was popular before the 1930s and is still used on occasion for stucco and other masonry-walled two-story houses because such structures shrink and settle more uniformly than do platform structures. However, balloon framing is more dangerous to erect, and the long, straight wall studs required have grown increasingly expensive and scarce.
Post Tension Foundation Design
Post-Tension slabs are a method of pre-stressing. Pre-stressed concrete or masonry has Post-Tensioning is a method of reinforcing concrete, masonry, and other structural elements. Post-Tensioning is a method of reinforcing concrete, masonry, and other structural elements. Post-Tension slabs are a method of pre-stressing. Pre-stressed concrete or masonry has internal stresses (forces) induced into it during the construction phase for the purpose of counteracting the anticipated external loads that it will encounter during its lifecycle.
Pier & Beam Foundation Design
Pier & beam concrete foundations is a concrete footing and pier which supports wood beams and floor joists. These concrete foundations usually have crawl spaces underneath the home.
Conventional Foundation Design
Conventional Concrete Slabs are reinforced using conventional rebar wire-tied in a grid pattern to reinforce the slab-on-grade running in both directions.