Covered Area Group provides consulting structural engineering design and construction administration services for healthcare, educational, hospitality, commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities. Many projects, such as high-rise structures, parking structures, industrial process structures and long-span structures require an experienced team knowledgeable about their unique structural requirements. Projects geographically located in areas of high seismicity, in high-wind zones, and in extreme cold regions also require special design consideration. Covered Area has designed hundreds of these types of projects over the years and we have a comprehensive understanding of the required design guidelines and best practices to make these projects a success.
Covered Area strives to be at the forefront of the structural engineering profession by having knowledgeable, qualified personnel and equipping them with cutting edge technology. Our engineers and drafting personnel utilize Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology on the majority of our projects to facilitate coordination between the design disciplines and improve documentation for construction. Covered Area currently uses two 3D software systems, Revit and Bentley 3D, to accommodate the needs of our clients who use multiple design platforms.
We are committed to sustainable design practices, including LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) design principles as demanded by many clients today in the development of high-performance, sustainable buildings.