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 almost 35 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

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

Related Projects.

Potash Product Storage Building

Providing erection and construction support for the challenges of the harsh Saskatchewan winter.

Potash Product Storage Building
Lithium Battery Plant

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

Lithium Battery Plant
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Headquarters

Adding 24 floors to an existing 31-story building.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois 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 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.

Dallas Convention Center

Economically fulfilling demanding project requirements for a complex lift.

Dallas Convention Center
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

BIM and erection procedures for a complex exterior steel structure.

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Luther Forest Technology Campus

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

Luther Forest Technology Campus

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
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
Michigan Seamless Tube Pilger Mill

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

Michigan Seamless Tube Pilger Mill

Heavy Lift Engineering.

Ruby+Associates develops cost-effective, safe and reliable engineered solutions for transporting, handling and installing heavy lifts. We provide a comprehensive 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.

North Clinton Windpark

Erecting a windpark to power 33,500 homes.

North Clinton Windpark
NASA Mobile Launcher Modification

Zero margin of error.

NASA Mobile Launcher Modification
Helen Devos Children's Hospital

Driving efficiencies and mediating load on sloped street.

Helen Devos Children's Hospital

Connection Design.

Ruby focuses on designing efficient steel 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
  • Connection 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.

Meadowlands Xanadu

Conquering connection design challenges for a 2.2-million-square-foot venue.

Meadowlands Xanadu
Lithium Battery Plant

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

Lithium Battery Plant
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 Matt Smith, PE at msmith@rubyandassociates.com.

Related Projects.

GM Manufacturing Body Shop Program

Working with a co-located multi-disciplinary team to complete a $1 billion program.

GM Manufacturing Body Shop Program
Mercury Marine Anechoic Chamber

Designing and detailing a soundproof marine engine testing environment.

Mercury Marine Anechoic Chamber
FedEx Conveyor Support System

Developing a creative and cost-saving alternative reinforcing scheme to support greater loads.

FedEx Conveyor Support System

Building Analysis/Reinforcement.

Structural engineering doesn’t stop after the ribbon-cutting ceremony.  The building needs change, new equipment or conveyors are added, production increases, manufacturing process is changed, occupancy is modified, or new owners bring different business goals to the space.  Ruby+Associates performs existing building analysis and structural reinforcement design to ensure your operations can be accommodated as efficiently as possible in the space that you have.  

  • Truss Evaluation and Reinforcement
  • Floor Reinforcing
  • Roof and Wall Openings
  • Vibration Analysis
  • Rooftop Unit Supports
  • Column Removal
  • Hanging Scoreboards and Event Rigging

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

Related Projects.

Cobo Conference & Exhibition Center

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

Cobo Conference & Exhibition Center
West Point Bartlett Hall Science Center

Preserving architectural beauty in a major renovation.

West Point Bartlett Hall Science Center
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Headquarters

Adding 24 floors to an existing 31-story building.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Headquarters

Contact.

30300 Telegraph Road, Suite 400
Bingham Farms, MI 48025

1.248.865.8855