About Us


Firm Profile

Wexler Associates is a consulting structural engineering firm located in midtown Manhattan. Our organization was founded by Neil Wexler PhD, PE in 1984 and since then has been working with many developers and architects throughout the United States. Our team of professional engineers prepare the structural design for various projects, including residential, retail, hospital, educational, industrial, and special buildings. High-rise, mid-rise, and low-rise buildings are designed in a creative and cost-affordable manner. Our professional engineers have experience in handling all types of complex projects in a short period of time.

Communication and responsiveness are some of the values by which our firm operates. We are known as creative problem solvers who accomplish all tasks while meeting strict and tight deadlines. Our engineers are on the project from start to finish, from the initial on-site visit to the completion of construction. We provide unique approaches in the development of intricate engineering solutions in order to provide continuity for our clients. Additionally, our firm offers several design options with cost reduction recommendations.

Special Abilities

  • BIM (Building Information Modeling).
  • Seismic Isolation And Separation.
  • Blast And Physical Security.
  • Staggered-Truss Structures.

Registration

Wexler Associates is currently licensed in New York, New Jersey, Florida, Connecticut, Ohio, Georgia, Wisconsin, Maryland, and Michigan.

 

 

Technology

BIM Today-Integrated Model Based Process
Master ModelBuilding Information Modeling has radically transformed our design process and is transforming the construction and operation processes. BIM is a “Virtual Construction” process by which digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a building are created, analyzed, documented, and assessed, then revised iteratively until the optimal “virtual building” (model) is reached.

The process continues through construction and as-built construction documentation as well as during the lifetime of the building. BIM creates a valuable shared knowledge resource for information about a building thus forming a reliable basis for decisions during its lifecycle from inception onward.

At the core of BIM lies a Master Model (digital database) where objects, spaces, and building characteristics are each defined and stored. These characteristics make it possible to use BIM as a virtual representative of a physical building, enabling qualitative and quantitative analyses. Our experience has proven that these BIM enabled analyses significantly improve the efficiency of the design, planning and building processes.

Using BIM upgrades dramatically the way buildings are being planned, designed, constructed and maintained. Some of the most significant benefits we experienced on our projects using BIM are:

  • Facilitation of quality control through clear communication and sophisticated analytical tools.
  • Increased visibility into projects, increased transparency level of the information that is shared by all team members.
  • Creation of a more efficient way of developing bid quantities and verifying them
  • Cost data is associated with each element resulting in a detailed and dynamic cost schedule. Any change to the model immediately results in a change to the bill of materials and project cost estimate.
  • Accelerated project schedule, Increased speed of delivery -time saved.
  • Better coordination, fewer errors. Elimination of conflicts between trades. The ability to identify any interference and display them clearly.
  • Improved productivity and decreased costs -money saved.
  • Higher-quality work both in the design and in the construction phase.
  • BIM is encouraging experimentation and collaboration because it creates an environment that stimulates free exchange of ideas.
  • Decisions are made earlier in the process and cost is better planned and controlled.

Modeling

With the upgraded BIM software, architects create a master model for the project. This model is then linked to the Revit Structural Model, the Design Analysis Model, and upon completion of Construction Documents to the Detailing Model.

Revit Structure