ABOUT

A Bit of History

Founded in 2009, the principals of WZG Structural have provided creative structural engineering solutions for over 25 years on projects throughout the United States. The principals have worked for various well known architectural engineering and consulting firms which provided them with a diverse background on many different types of projects. The projects include hospitals and medical office buildings, parking garages, condominiums, hotels, apartments, residences, commercial buildings, correctional facilities, government projects and sports facilities.

WOMEN'S BUSINESS ENTERPRISE CERTIFICATION
WOMEN'S BUSINESS ENTERPRISE CERTIFICATION
WZG received the national certification by the Women’s Business Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
 PA SMALL DIVERSE BUSINESS
PA SMALL DIVERSE BUSINESS
WZG is certified as a small diverse business through the PA Department of General Services.

Our People

  • Natalie E. Bird, PE
    Natalie E. Bird, PE President

Natalie is President and Founder of WZG. She is responsible for all aspects of the operation of the company. She has produced structural designs for a large variety of building types for the past twelve years. She has a wide variety of project experience from hospitals, office buildings, parking facilities, residential, hotels and casinos in locations all across the United States in both high wind and high seismic regions.

Natalie graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor and a Master degree of Architectural Engineering in 2002. She is currently a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Contact Natalie at 610.831.0555

 

Technology

 

WZG uses the latest in design and drawing technology.  Its computing capability allows WZG to produce a large volume of work with a minimum amount of manpower.  All of the software “communicates” allowing the easy transfer of engineering information from design programs directly to the drawings.  WZG provides structural documentation using Building Information Modeling (BIM) and is well versed in its use during the design process as well as throughout construction.

Building Information Modeling

WZG has entered into the world of Building Information Modeling (BIM). This revolutionary method of developing structural engineering drawings brings the opportunity to coordinate structural framing with architectural and mechanical systems to a new level. WZG uses the BIM software developed by Autodesk, Revit Structure. Revit Structure also integrates with the analysis and design software currently used by WZG to seamlessly produce optimized framing plans.

Technical Capabilities

 

WZG was founded on the belief that by using the most advanced computer software available, more could be produced with less. Through the use of this software, WZG is able to perform multiple analyses in the same amount of time used to perform a single analysis using conventional software, allowing WZG to place more emphasis on producing economical, constructible systems.

Software that models the entire structural frame also communicates with AutoCAD and Revit Structure allowing WZG to develop floor framing plans, column schedules and beam schedules rapidly. Spending less time on the development of plans and schedules allows WZG to concentrate on the development of details and provides more time for coordination with other disciplines. Additionally this software can quickly summarize weights and quantities of materials giving WZG the opportunity to rapidly evaluate the efficiency of several framing schemes as well as evaluate cost implications to design changes. Optimization of framing systems is easy to accomplish leading to structural systems that are economical yet safe and serviceable.