DRISCOLL ENGINEERING IS IN NORTH FLORIDA AND CAN PREPARE DESIGNS APPLICABLE TO ANY STATE OR REGION, BUT SPECIALTIZES IN THE FLORIDA MARKET AND THE APPLICABILITY OF THE FLORIDA BUILDING CODE (the International Building Code with Florida amendments).
FLORIDA IS SUSCEPTIBLE TO HURRICANES, AND THEREFORE WINDLOADS ARE A CRITICAL DESIGN CONSIDERATION. WINDLOADING IS THE PRIMARY CONSIDERATION IN THE DESIGN OF ANY STRUCTURE BUILT FOR A HURRICANE PRONE REGION.
Experience with and specializing in computer-aided drafting (CAD plans) and designs for projects, AND, the preparation of documents for building permits for:
- Homes, houses (single family dwellings)
- Room additions (conventional lumber or masonry construction)
- Lumber/Wood Decks, Patio decks
- Pergolas, Trellis’
- Screen enclosures, a.k.a. pool enclosures, screened pool enclosures, screen cage – aluminum
- Screen rooms – aluminum or lumber
- Sunrooms – aluminum or lumber
- Screen lanai, screened walls
- Pool enclosures or screened pool enclosures – aluminum
- Patio Covers, Carports, Canopies, Awnings (aluminum framed, lumber framed, steel framed)
- Railings & Guardrails
- Screen partitions for lanai’s and balconies, and condominium balconies, with and without integrated guardrails.
- Patio Rooms, Patio screen rooms, Glass Rooms,
- Patio enclosure, patio screen enclosure
- Screen porches, screened porches
- Florida rooms…
- Pergola, Trellis’
- CAD drafting and drawings
- 3D design & renderings
- Windload calculations & design
- Preparation of calculations for an engineered design
- 3D Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
GLOSSARY OF TERMS:
Aluminum screened enclosures are cage-like in appearance and can be built over a patio, patio deck, swimming pool or swimming pool decking. They are typically screened with fiberglass insect screening and are framed with special hollow aluminum extrusions.
Screened lanais are patios or verandas, in Florida specifically are usually covered by the roof of the house and screening usually consists of building screened partitions along the perimeter edges of the patio, under the existing roof.
Balcony screens are usually built off-grade (above the ground floor) and may be on the second floor of a single family dwelling or on any story of a condominium (or apartment building). Balconies could also be known as lanais but the term balcony is most often used when the reference is to a condominium. Guardrailing (pickets) may be integrated (built-into) the screen walls when the components are specialty aluminum extrusions.
Screen Rooms, a.k.a. patio rooms, sunrooms may be constructed conventionally using lumber, but in Florida are typically built with specialty aluminum extrusions. The term screen room implies that the construction has a solid roof, again, either lumber frame or aluminum panels. The roof intended to prevent intrusion from rain differentiates the screen room from the screened enclosure or screened patio enclosure.
SUNROOM terminology can be applied to a variety of enclosures or building types. These types of structures can be classified as habitable or non-habitable. A sunroom can be a screen room, a patio screened enclosure, a glass enclosed room, or even a habitable room addition.