When Should you Contact a Structural Engineer?

When it comes to putting together the proper materials for any sort of truss system, there is an exceptional amount of planning and execution that goes into the whole process.  With this in mind, how do you know when it’s the right time to call your structural engineer and let him know that you are planning a new event?

As a professional truss manufacturing company,
James Thomas Engineering
would suggest giving at least six weeks’ notice before any event. This allows your engineer and his team to get the necessary amount of time on their side so that each piece of the puzzle can come together seamlessly for you at the end of the day. Additionally, if it just so happens that all of the pieces
don’t come together in just the right way, there will be enough time to work out the kinks before show time.

What’s even more, you’ll notice that if you wait until the last minute, you will be paying at least double of what you would normally be asked to pay for the same structure. This should come as no surprise, as you’ll find this to be the case with any product that you would order and expect to have in hand soon after.

Giving your structural engineer that extra bit of time will not only save you the extra money, but it’s also going to save you the additional headache as you work towards pulling the rest of the event together.

(Post by Tray Allen of
James Thomas Engineering)

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