Applus+ Structural Department offers services in the field of steel structures design, structural steel connection design in accordance with CISC and AISC standards, seismic and wind loads calculations, engineered erection plans, site inspection, certified site reports and schedules, shop drawings review, generation of shop drawings and creation of accurate BIM models. Applus+ has experienced professional engineers and draftsmen who are capable of handling large sized projects in both design and drafting phases. SKC’s Structural Department uses a group of the best software in the market in both fields of structural analysis and drafting including SDS2, Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis, Revit, Navisworks, AutoCAD and Autodesk ASD


We offer connection design as part of a fully integrated solution for professional services related to structural steel fabrication including:

  • Welding Engineering & welding procedures
  • Steel detailing & building information modeling
  • Engineered connection design
  • Materials verification & vendor surveillance (for offshore construction)
  • Inspection & non-destructive testing of structural connections
  • This allows us to be a single source service provider for our clients, with information flowing internally reducing client communication overhead.


Our  team of Civil Engineers specializing in structural steel design and draftsmen work with Revit and Autocad Structural for building modeling and design.  We specialize in the design of welded connections in structural steel to CSA W47.1, CSA W59 and CSA S16.  We design welded and bolted connection in accordance with CISC & AISC rules. 


Our team has over thirty years-experience providing structural Engineering services globally.  We have proven experience in optimization of connections and have worked on some of the world’s largest & most complicated Engineering projects.


Steel fabricators & erectors required engineered connection design and steel detailing prior to shop fabrication and field erection of structural steel used in:

  • High rise buildings, schools & office towers
  • Commercial industrial facilities
  • Freestanding towers & telecommunication infrastructure
  • Bulk storage tanks
  • Seismic upgrading of existing structures


This service is necessary to ensure that structural members are joined in such a way that they can carry design loads, and meet the requirements of regulated standards.  Engineered lift plans are required to ensure safe & efficient field erection of structural steel.


We work on all sizes of project but specialize in optimization of connections for larger, more complex projects, reducing your fabrication costs and improving your competitiveness in the market place.  We have expertise in Building Information Modeling (BIM) and provide these services internationally.