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
  • Truss Evaluation and Reinforcement
  • Vibration Analysis

For additional information or project inquiries, please contact Drew Twarek, PE, SE at atwarek@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
Accident Fund Insurance Company of America Headquarters

Winner of the AISC Presidential Award for Excellence in Engineering.

Accident Fund Insurance Company of America Headquarters
Mackinac Bridge Paint Platforms

Meeting an unusual engineering challenge: how to paint the Mighty Mac.

Mackinac Bridge Paint Platforms

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.

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

BIM and erection procedures for a complex exterior steel structure.

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Route 47 Missouri River Bridge

Developing a smart erection plan for replacement of a vital transportation link.

Route 47 Missouri River Bridge
Jaguars Flex Field & Amphitheater

Adding practice space and an entertainment venue to EverBank Field.

Jaguars Flex Field & Amphitheater

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.

General Motors Arlington Stamping Plant

Designing one of GM's most critical plants to be completed in half the normal schedule.

General Motors Arlington Stamping Plant
Mercy Hospital of Tiffin

Valuable time spared with the electronically transmitted design of a complex 3-story hospital.

Mercy Hospital of Tiffin
HDGL Storage Buildings and Hot Strip Mill

Lowering construction costs with minimized steel and fabricator-friendly details.

HDGL Storage Buildings and Hot Strip Mill

Heavy Lift Engineering.

Ruby+Associates develops cost-effective, safe and reliable engineered solutions 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.

North Clinton Windpark

Erecting a windpark to power 33,500 homes.

North Clinton Windpark
North Terminal Pedestrian Bridge

Construction of 180 foot pedestrian bridge connecting two existing buildings.

North Terminal Pedestrian Bridge
C5 Hangar Installations

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

C5 Hangar Installations

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
  • 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.

North Terminal Pedestrian Bridge

Construction of 180 foot pedestrian bridge connecting two existing buildings.

North Terminal Pedestrian Bridge
Cobo Conference & Exhibition Center

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

Cobo Conference & Exhibition Center
270 Greenwich Street High Rise

Supporting 3.5 million pounds of steel in lower Manhattan.

270 Greenwich Street High Rise

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.


 

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2015 Tekla BIM Award Winner.

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GM Manufacturing Body Shop Program

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

GM Manufacturing Body Shop Program

Contact.

30300 Telegraph Road, Suite 400
Bingham Farms, MI 48025

1.248.865.8855