Overview.

Our integrated solutions drive visibility, collaboration and constructability throughout the entire construction process, bringing every phase into alignment with our clients' end goals.

We help our clients to:

  • Streamline labor and material costs.
  • Reduce schedule constraints.
  • Create stability at every stage of construction.
  • Minimize risk and increase safety.
  • Eliminate unknowns, surprises and delays.
  • Gain a comprehensive and proactive understanding of the impact of site logistics.
  • Build what others say can't be done.

Construction Engineering.

The last thing you want to do is hit an unexpected snag in the field – it costs time and money. Ruby+Associates helps solve problems before they happen. We work out the details before we get to the site, improving efficiency and ultimately improving your bottom line.

For over 30 years, we have provided construction engineering services for virtually every type of building project. Our ability to provide responsive and decisive on-site engineering solutions in a rapidly developing construction environment has earned us a solid reputation and enviable record of success. 

  • Constructability Review
  • Installation Procedures
  • On-site Construction Resolution
  • Shoring/Underpinning Design
  • Temporary Bracing Design
  • Truss Evaluation and Reinforcement
  • Vibration Analysis

For additional information or project inquiries, please contact Thad Greiner, PE, SE at tgreiner@rubyandassociates.com.

Related Projects.

Grosse Ile Bridge

Over three decades of structural engineering support for a rotating bridge.

Grosse Ile Bridge
Lithium Battery Plant

Maximizing shop efficiencies for a 650,000-square-foot manufacturing plant.

Lithium Battery Plant
Accident Fund Insurance Company of America Headquarters

Winner of the 2011 AISC Presidential Award for Excellence in Engineering.

Accident Fund Insurance Company of America Headquarters

Erection Engineering.

Ruby fills the engineering gap between design and construction, facilitating planning that prevents problems during construction, improves safety and reduces costs. How will the structure behave while it is being built? How can our clients minimize the temporary bracing and shoring required, and still provide a safe working environment? How can the structure be used to assist with construction? We design comprehensive plans to stage and erect structural steel systems in the safest and most efficient manner possible. 

  • Erection Procedures
  • Erection Staging Analysis
  • Deconstruction and Demolition Procedures
  • Site Specific Erection Plans
  • Stability Analysis
  • Crane Capacity Reviews
  • Critical and Engineered Lift Review
  • Apparatus Equipment Procedures and Analysis (Derricks, Hoists, Hydraulic Gantries, etc.)

For additional information or project inquiries, please contact Jeff Gasparott, PE, SECB at jgasparott@rubyandassociates.com.

Related Projects.

Wayne State University Ilitch School of Business

Erecting a world-class business school in the heart of Detroit.

Wayne State University Ilitch School of Business
Praxair Cold Box Lift

Lift engineering developed detailed site plans to address clearance and crane positioning.

Praxair Cold Box Lift
Little Caesars Arena Via Concourse

Developing detailed erection and rigging plans for an 80-foot tall atrium.

Little Caesars Arena Via Concourse

Building Design.

By understanding the impact of design decisions, Ruby serves as a steward for the project’s structural costs. How will design options affect structural needs? How can the structural design minimize steel fabrication and erection costs? How can the design simplify construction? We ask the right questions, helping you find ways to shorten the schedule, reduce construction costs and deliver an outstanding project. 

  • Structural Expertise for Design/Build
  • Conceptual Design
  • Building Subsystems
  • Foundation Design
  • Existing Building Review

For additional information or project inquiries, please contact John Matuska, PE, SECB at jmatuska@rubyandassociates.com.

Related Projects.

Ground Transportation Center

Overcoming under and above ground challenges for increased pedestrian safety.

Ground Transportation Center
Naval Air Station Helicopter Hangar Complex

Replacing WWII era hangars and increasing safety and efficiency of helicopter maintenance.

Naval Air Station Helicopter Hangar Complex
Northwest Airlines 747 Hangar

A value-engineered redesign to create an alternative design solution.

Northwest Airlines 747 Hangar

Heavy Lift Engineering.

Ruby+Associates develops cost-effective, safe and reliable systems for transporting, handling and installing heavy lifts. We provide a full-service approach to heavy lift projects, from selection of rigging components and design of unique lifting devices, to preparation of critical lift procedures, installation procedures and construction sequencing. 

  • Lift Beam/Spreader Design and Safety Check
  • Vessel Tip-up and Laydown Analysis
  • Critical and Engineered Lift Review
  • Design of Specialty Rigging
  • Hydraulic Gantry Lift Engineering
  • SCR/Ductwork Demo and Installation Analysis
  • Apparatus Equipment Procedures and Analysis (Derricks, Hoists, Hydraulic Gantries, etc.)

For additional information or project inquiries, please contact Drew Twarek, PE, SE at atwarek@rubyandassociates.com.

Related Projects.

Meldahl Locks and Dam

Solving river transport challenges with shipping frame designs.

Meldahl Locks and Dam
Luther Forest Technology Campus

Providing lift engineering assistance for the largest semiconductor foundry in the United States.

Luther Forest Technology Campus
Hard Rock Stadium Shade Canopy

Devising a complex erection scheme to keep Miami Dolphins fans cool and dry.

Hard Rock Stadium Shade Canopy

Connection Design.

Ruby focuses on designing efficient connections by applying our knowledge of constructability to deliver a structure that is simpler to detail, fabricate and erect. Initial framing considerations and the subsequent connection design decisions are the keys to providing contractor-friendly projects, without sacrificing the integrity of the structure.

  • Structural Steel Connection Design
    • Project Standard Shear Connections (Single Angle, Double Angle, Shear Tab, Coped Beams)
    • Special Connections (Axially Loaded Beam Connections, Moment Connections, Truss Connections, Vertical Bracing Connections)
    • Complex Connections
  • Structural Strengthening
  • Fabricator and Erector Friendly Design
  • Value Engineering Review

For additional information or project inquiries, please contact Allison Shenberger, PE at ashenberger@rubyandassociates.com.

Related Projects.

Michigan Seamless Tube Pilger Mill

Supporting a new pipe manufacturing process for a 90-year old company.

Michigan Seamless Tube Pilger Mill
Zurich North America Headquarters

Providing innovative connection designs for a LEED Platinum Certified building.

Zurich North America Headquarters
North Terminal

Connecting complex spaces with a terminal redevelopment.

North Terminal

Design/Detail

While a typical structural engineer’s final deliverables might result in a set of design drawings, the fabricator can’t get to work without shop details. Ruby’s team can deliver both. A standard detailing process – involving design documents, followed by changes that require Requests for Information (RFI’s), and finally bids to complete those changes – can be lengthy and cumbersome. Here at Ruby, our Design/Detail team handles the process collaboratively and internally. Our engineers jump start the schedule, open communication channels and, working hand-in-hand with detailing partners, assure that the project is delivered successfully with steel arriving on-site just as the designer intended.

For additional information or project inquiries, please contact Todd Lackey at  tlackey@rubyandassociates.com.

Related Projects.

Iatan Generating Station

Utilizing available rigging equipment in congested field conditions.

Iatan Generating Station
NASA Mobile Launcher Modification

Zero margin of error.

NASA Mobile Launcher Modification
Martin Drake Power Plant

2015 Tekla BIM Award Winner.

Martin Drake Power Plant

Contact.

30300 Telegraph Road, Suite 400
Bingham Farms, MI 48025

1.248.865.8855