Structrual Engineering Project

Crestview Village Apartments, St. Cloud, MN

Duffy Engineering was contacted by an architectural firm working on the Crest View Village Apartments in St Cloud, Mn, to help do structural engineering work on these buildings.

This project was started in 2019 and Crest View was finished in 2020.

The goals for the architects at CrestView Village was to do the structural engineering work on a 3 story multi apartment complex with above ground parking. This would include working with multiple material types including precast hollow core floor panels, steel structural beams, masonry lintels and foundations, and standard wood frame construction. Duffy needed to understand, how the complex would be looked at from the architect and property owners’ point of view, and the renter would use the complex and how they would see this from the outside and inside. Preparing for the future was key.

The process involved the team at Duffy Engineering, researching, designing and figuring out how best to use the materials needed as each material has different forces of pressure when used and how to best incorporate these in a 3-story building. Hours of research, consultations, reviewing, writing drafts, and working on permitting all took place. A written plan and constant coordination with architects and the construction company were done throughout this. The plan needed to be done in an orderly precise fashion and that this plan met the legal requirements and as well needed to function properly and met the requirements of the architects and the actual property owner.

From the initial 60–90-day consultations and bidding processes with Duffy’s internal team and the architects, the process overall for CrestView Village took one year.

The result was the structural engineering work goals that were needed were indeed met. The buildings were completed on time, using a precise and accurate structural engineering plan from Duffy Engineering. This project met the requirements of the architects the Government entities and the property owners.

Today this apartment complex is very pleased that Duffy engineering was able to put together an effective and efficient structural engineering design. By Duffy Engineering incorporating their design into the buildings and working with a variety of materials. Today this complex is safe, structurally sound, and very pleasant to look at. All parties involved are quite happy with the outcome and in meeting the goals of this project.