Design Support

Drafting a structures layout is an in-depth process that requires the drafter to study and interact with the geometry and structural composition of the building. Drafters and designers will apply that knowledge by placing structural components where they believe they are necessary to help facilitate the design process for the engineer. An experienced drafter/designer worth his weight can save engineers valuable time in this phase of the project. As an E.I., I have past design work experience and know what to look for and where to place structural components when assembling plans. I have nearly a decade of experience with drafting and design work and make a point to personally review all work that Farris Design produces as a means to ensure we are saving your company time and money.


We don't stop there! Upon request, Farris Design utilizes software from Risa and Tekla to produce calculation packages for your engineers review. Rather than just placing the structural components on the drawings, we can provide full designs for foundation, timber, masonry, concrete wall/panels, wind pressures, reinforcing, and more. The drawing package delivered to you will also contain calculations for your engineers review; once again saving your company time and money. Our goal is not to feel like a client; rather, we want to feel like an extension of your office and staff.