Steel Connection Design Division
As of 2008, our Steel Connection Design Division included over 30 detailers, checkers, and project managers, making Prothious one of the largest steel connection design firms in the world. We provide connection design for several thousand tons of steel and detail over 20,000 tons of steel each month through six offices in four cities in India.
From the largest multinational firms to mid-sized and small companies around the globe, our clients include Material Fabricators and Suppliers, Contractors and Builders, Design-Build Firms and EPC and Design Firms. We also have been involved with some of the largest and most renowned projects in the world including the World Trade Center in NYC and the Frank Gehry-designed Brooklyn Arena. Our team consists of engineers that hold degrees in structural and civil engineering and combined have hundreds of years of technical expertise and on-the-job detailing experience.
Steel Connection Design Services
Prothious provides a comprehensive range of steel connection design services. Our offerings include:
- Connection Drawings
- Designs per LRDF, ASD, British Standards, ASI and IS Standards
- Detailed Calculations, Complete Text and Output in PDF, MS Word or Ms Excel (with Supporting Calculations, Tables and Sketches)
- Beam-Column Connections
- Beam-Beam Connections
- Moment Connections
- Heavy Diagonal Brace Connections
- Complex Truss Connections
Our steel connection design experience includes:
- Pipe racks
- Pulp and paper mills
- Complex commercial buildings
- Medical buildings
- Shopping centers
- Stadiums and arenas with complex trusses.
We also have vast expertise in industrial jobs:
- Industrial process plants
- Petrochemical plants
- Power plants
- Industrial and offshore platforms
- Mining projects
- Heavy industrial buildings
Furthermore, we are a global leader in steel connection design for large and complex commercial projects. Our extensive involvement with the new World Trade Center at Ground Zero in New York City, for example, demonstrates our capacity to handle demanding, time-sensitive, and high profile projects.
Our geographic coverage includes:
- North America
- South America
- Middle East
Prothious uses Descon, MathCAD and other applications for designing connections. We also employ teams of experienced engineers who work with BIM software such as Revit, Constructor, NavisWorks, and SmartPlant 3D.
In addition to sheer size, breadth of experience, consistency and high quality performance, Prothious offers several capabilities that make our services truly unique.
First, our complementary expertise in design, detailing and drafting makes us stronger in each respective skill. Second, through our large structural design team that focuses on industrial plants as well as commercial buildings, we understand design issues comprehensively and can recommend intelligent solutions that immediately impact projects. Third, we have developed significant competitive advantages by working across multiple trades and disciplines – Architecture, Structural, MEP, Civil – and with diverse materials, such as steel and concrete. Regardless of difficulty or inter-disciplinary complexity, we have the knowledge and experience to make all the pieces of a project fit together.
When clients utilize our full range of services, the results include better coordination through one vendor, improved schedules and significant cost savings. No one else in the industry provides these advantages in such a complete manner.
Project Management and On-Site Resources
For both large and small jobs, Prothious can deliver engineering resources and immediate customer service around the globe.
For some projects, we offer resources for secondment or the on-site placement of a Prothious engineer, detailer, designer, draftsman or project manager. These resources can provide on-site engineering and technical capabilities, coordinate with other trades, organize contractors, interact with architects and engineers, orchestrate procurement, manage and track revisions and help with shop scheduling and field coordination.
The team at Prothious has pioneered the overseas engineering business since its inception in the mid-1990s. Within the lifetime of this industry, our accomplished engineers and staff members have worked on an expansive range of projects, from unique and complex to large and industrial, have completed more work than the competition and have successfully executed the most sought-after jobs.
Beyond talented professionals, however, Prothious continually develops innovative systems and a collaborative culture to ensure our competitive edge. Our internal systems and processes enable our talent to produce timely, accurate work on a consistent basis. Additionally, we maintain an open, productive culture that keeps all team members in the information loop.
We are acutely responsive to client needs, ask the right questions at the right time, and facilitate smooth communication flow throughout an entire project. Ultimately, our unique culture and internal systems allow us to deliver a consistent, on time, high-quality product for every project.
Please contact us to learn more about our unique approach, our wide range of services and why we are leaders in the detailing industry.