ABS Structural Services

We set industry standards in everything we do.

abs Structural strives to exceed the expectations and requirements of our customers. ALL facets of the detailing process are completed in-house to maintain strict controls and the highest levels of accuracy. abs Structural does not out-source any portion of any project.

Quality fabrication and erection drawings.

abs Structural has worked with AISC fabricators certified in major bridges delivering quality detailing at a responsible price since 1985. They have experienced staff and state-of-the-art resources to detail:

  • Arch bridges
  • Moveable bridges
  • Tub/Box girder bridges
  • Cable-stay bridges
  • Plate girder bridges
  • Rolled beam bridges
  • Truss bridges
  • Railroad bridges
  • Pedestrian bridges

Field data interpretation that’s right on the money.

abs Structural has made impressive strides in the computer translation of site survey data into the drawing environment. Our ability to provide details for reconstruction projects with the highest degree of accuracy and speed is unmatched in the industry. Project types that utilize this capability might include:

  • Bridge replacement
  • Bridge repairs
  • Bridge widening
  • Slab screed elevations for bridge decks – both new and existing

Custom software development that leads the pack.

abs Structural Corporation continually develops and evolves proprietary software to provide the greatest flexibility in meeting the unique needs of clients.  Each custom AutoCAD solution can be interfaced with an integrated detailing system in which all numeric data related to a project is stored in a central database and shared by an extensive array of custom detailing practices.  This procedure prevents errors in re-inputting data for multiple applications.

abs Structural has created hundreds of custom AutoCAD functions. Some of these custom functions simply automate some of the more routine drawing preparation tasks such as dimensioning. Others perform complex calculations on data in an external database to perform functions such as drawing detailed sketches in a manner that is fabricator-specific.

Go ahead, throw us some curves.

abs Structural Corporation developed one of the only software programs that accurately introduces deadload camber into final shapes.  Our proprietary software allows our clients to dream up complex and artistic structures knowing our engineering and detailing will take them painlessly from fabrication to erection.

CNC Drawings for Client Equipment.

abs Structural can provide drawings suitable for direct input into the customer’s CNC equipment. These drawings are created based on data in the abs Structural database. This eliminates the possibility of input error caused by the need to re-key data.

We can, for instance, add your shop camber and generate all web burning sketches for the project. Cut-lines and scribe-lines can be on different layers so you can mark the locations of stiffeners and connection plates as well as burn the shape of the web. Along with cut-lines and scribe-lines being provided, drill procedures can be integrated as well.

3D Modeling and Rendering.

Custom interface of data between AutoCAD and the central database expedites the visualization of various stages of the calculation process. Programs that function outside of the drawing environment have access to exactly the same data – ensuring both accuracy and continuity. abs Structural is adept in many computer languages and platforms including:

  • Bridge Information Modeling (BrIM), an innovative approach to bridge engineering and project delivery. The use of data beyond bridge design and engineering needs to inform downstream processes such as fabrication, construction, operation, maintenance and inspection.
  • DXF (Drawing Exchange Format), a standard drawing file format.
  • DSTV format, an industrial standard defined by the German Steel Construction Association (Deutsche Stahlbau-Verband).