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 you 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 Drew Twarek, PE, SE at atwarek@rubyandassociates.com.

Related Projects.

Ford Field

Creating an alternate erection plan for the 2 largest steel lifts in North American history.

Ford Field
West Point Bartlett Hall Science Center

Preserving architectural beauty in a major renovation.

West Point Bartlett Hall Science Center
Lithium Battery Plant

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

Lithium Battery Plant

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.

Holcim Cement Company

Using 3D modeling to design a complex lift.

Holcim Cement Company
C5 Hangar Installations

Eliminating the need for shoring with a two-crane tandem lift system.

C5 Hangar Installations
Tandem Mill Frame Installation

Planning and lift engineering to install mill frames.

Tandem Mill Frame Installation

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 Thad Greiner, PE, SE at tgreiner@rubyandassociates.com.

Related Projects.

Ground Transportation Center

Overcoming under and above ground challenges for increased pedestrian safety.

Ground Transportation Center
Mercy Hospital of Willard

Improving efficiency with computer-modeled design.

Mercy Hospital of Willard
Northwest Airlines DC-10 Hangar

100,000 square foot hangar stands eight stories tall to facilitate fleet of DC-10 aircraft.

Northwest Airlines DC-10 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 Chad Fox, PE, SE at cfox@rubyandassociates.com.

Related Projects.

Martin Drake Power Plant

2015 Tekla BIM Award Winner.

Martin Drake Power Plant
St. Mary's Cement Facility

Using strand jacks on a temporary tower structure to install a 450 ton kiln section.

St. Mary's Cement Facility
Iatan Generating Station

Utilizing available rigging equipment in congested field conditions.

Iatan Generating Station

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 Ben Miller, PE, SE at bmiller@rubyandassociates.com.

Related Projects.

270 Greenwich Street High Rise

Supporting 3.5 million pounds of steel in lower Manhattan.

270 Greenwich Street High Rise
Zurich North America Headquarters

Providing innovative connection designs for a LEED Platinum Certified building.

Zurich North America Headquarters
Cobo Conference & Exhibition Center

Finding the optimal location for over 400,000 pounds of equipment and counterweight in downtown Detroit.

Cobo Conference & Exhibition Center

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
Michigan Seamless Tube Pilger Mill

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

Michigan Seamless Tube Pilger Mill
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