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WHAT WE DO

A highly specialized firm of engineers, project managers, and support staff dedicated to providing professional, timely, and responsive service to our clients.

Our unique seismic protection system prevents beam and column damage and offers repairability via replacement of a single component: the bottom fuse plate. This patented, innovative technology creates structures with higher resiliency, simplified installation, improved schedule, long span layouts, braced-free steel frames, and cost savings to the overall project.

“We are committed to providing excellent service that results in the highest possible cost saving solutions to every client.” ~Dr. Paul Richards, VP | Inventor

OUR COMMITMENT

DuraFuse Frames takes pride in providing the best possible service. We are committed to upholding our core values in every project and to assist you in every aspect of the DuraFuse Frames implementation.

Mission Statement

As a Company, we resolve to be the leading force of technology and innovation with a clear vision for the future in this highly competitive industry. Driven to be different from all others, we demand of ourselves a single-minded focus to deliver an exceptional performance that spans from inception to final completion. Ultimately, we succeed by creating a remarkable experience our clients wish to repeat on their next project.

As an individual, I pledge to contribute daily in making DuraFuse Frames a special place to work. I commit to bring about a positive environment that values hard work, encourages tenacity in pursuit of extraordinary outcomes, embraces accountability with respect to and for each other, inspires innovative thought, integrity, professional excellence, and above all, honesty and transparency.

OUR UNIQUE PROCESS

Although we tend to price projects on a case-by-case basis, this is a guide to the services and project packages we offer to our clients.

BRAINSTORMING

We are ready to jump in and join the design team to ensure the best possible outcomes for the Owner, General Contractor, Architect, Engineer, Fabricator, and Erector. The DuraFuse license fee is included in the fabrication cost with no costs associated for the Engineer of Record. Design Assist and Value Engineering are simply part of the general services we offer.

MODELING

DuraFuse Frames are designed with an R-factor of 8 and exceed the requirements for Special Moment Frames in AISC 341. The DuraFuse Frame connection is modeled as fully rigid and can be easily incorporated into common software systems such as ETABS and RAM.

We provide assistance with the connection design (calculations, details, and schedules) at no cost to the Engineer of Record. Additionally, we provide final review and approval of the necessary drawings and 3D models associated with your DuraFuse project.

COMPLETION

Upon completion of your DuraFuse project initiation and review, expect to receive high quality and detailed drawings for a smooth transition to production.

OUR PASSION

With a deep and rich history in research and development, we breathe continued life into buildings through resiliency and repairability. Sustainability progress is reflected in the various types of projects on which we are privileged to participate.

OFFICE BUILDINGS 15%
HIGHER EDUCATION 20%
HOSPITALITY 10%
CONVENTION CENTER 10%
TRANSPORTATION 15%
HIGH TECH 30%