The Art of Structural Engineering
Throughout most of history, architectural design and structural engineering have been the domain of the master builder; it was only in the 20th century that these split into independent disciplines.
At Datum, we seek to restore that close bond between architecture and structure, between form and function, between skin and bones—We strive for that synergy that formerly reigned under the master builder’s guidance.
Just as architectural design evolves from the context of the site, so must the structure respond to the vision and values embodied in that design.
We Embrace a Passion for Architecture
We strive to be students of architecture so that we fully understand our clients’ goals and deliver a structure that works in harmony with the architectural design.
We Believe in Pondering the “What -if’s”
We find solutions to complex challenges and are eager to explore ideas and propose structural concepts with the goal of creating great design.
We Know that There is no Technological Substitute for Sound Engineering Judgment
We respect and use all available technology tools, but we don’t let the tools “think” for us. We don’t give you a solution built into a computer program. We “out-smart” the technology with thought-filled and informed solutions.
We Pledge Total Fiscal Responsibility
Selecting an efficient structural system and designing responsibly protects our clients’ budgets. Through careful design we often save money for our clients, freeing up funds for both owners and end users.
We promise every client that we at Datum will deliver superior, attentive service from conceptual design through project close-out and beyond.