Category Archives: Steel

Steel building design, structural engineering, industrial facility engineering, crane design

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Fully engineered and detailed building addtion

This project is a small building addition that was designed using Tekla Structures. The Tekla model was built and checked by Mercury Engineering – eliminating RFIs and speeding the time from design to project fabrication by delivering a fully detailed … Continue reading

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Reclaim Tunnel Replacement / Enlargement

Mine stockpile tunnel replacement project project. Enlarged main and escape tunnels to improve operations for the client. Project involved designing steel multi-plate tunnels, concrete collars to connect tunnels to an existing underground vault, tunnel opening/feeder support and modifications to existing … Continue reading

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Underground Transfer

Transfer station station combined belt splice station, take up and drive in one structure. A jib crane is included to simplify future maintenance of the drive and head pulley.

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Underground Pump Support

Client needed to replace an existing pump support platform with one that would allow easy access for maintenance and replacement. The structure also had to be easy to visually inspect for an annual structural condition assessment. Pump Support by larryd … Continue reading

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Underground Conveyor Transfer Point

Project involved field measuring to design a replacement rock box and transfer point for an underground conveyor system. The new design included AR plate liners, upgraded guarding and revised support system to correct excessive deflection under load of the previous … Continue reading

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Bulk Material Storage Silo

This 1,200 cubic foot bulk material storage silo was designed using FEA analysis. The design considered wind and seismic force with seismic force controlling.

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Lift Engineering

This power plant exhaust duct lift weight was 47 tons and over 100’ in the air. We designed the lift beam, rigging and verified the duct would support the lift loads. We also provided a deflection analysis of the duct … Continue reading

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Stair Design

Structural engineering and design for several stair systems used on this bridge in Portsmouth, NH. Project scope included conventional stair tower and alternating tread stairs.

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3D of Processing Building

Process building for bulk material handling plant. Process Building by larryd on Sketchfab

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Structural Steel Repair

This beam and column are part of a critical piece of material handling equipment. The beam forms the support for a 140 foot high tower that in turn supports material handling conveyors. Time and lack of maintenance had degraded the … Continue reading

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Stair Calculations

We provide structural calculations for stair fabricators using advanced structural analysis software to check multiple design concepts quickly and efficiently. For certain projects our advanced analysis capabilities such as vibration checks may help lower costs by using lighter materials when … Continue reading

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Structural Evaluation of an Existing Roof at Wright-Patt AFB

This project required the evaluation of an existing roof system to support new HVAC equipment loads. The roof consisted of steel joists and an 86 foot long fabricated truss in the gymnasium. Additional design deliverables included modification to existing equipment … Continue reading

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Connection Design

As part of our focus on steel fabricators we provide comprehensive connection design services. From simple steel moment connections to complex connection design requiring finite element analysis we can meet all your needs for professional engineering services. We use the … Continue reading

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Structural Steel Field Fix

One of our key focus areas is supporting steel fabricators with structural design services. We provide structural engineering for field fixes, connection design and any other miscellaneous design engineering that is required. The below picture shows a simple field fix.

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Natural Resource Processing Structure

Our client was responsible for designing several large industrial structures in a very high seismic zone. We provided engineering consulting services that consisted of detailed structural engineering for design and member size optimization.  

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Large Scale Modeling of Existing Building

Our client was another engineering firm that required a comprehensive structural model of the NASA VAB in Cape Canaveral Florida on a very tight project schedule. We worked as part of the design team as a consultant engineer to support the project and meet … Continue reading

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Truss Design Analysis

This 560 foot long steel truss system was designed to meet rigorous seismic requirements.  

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Truss Deflection Video

Video of a truss analysis showing deflection from lateral seismic loads. Total length of the truss system is over 500 feet.

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Pool House Truss Structure

Our client was responsible for verifying the overall integrity of a stainless steel truss framing system that was designed by a third party. Mercury Engineering was retained to provide structural engineering in support of evaluating the deflections and adequacy of … Continue reading

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