Promoting Sustainable Buildings
The earliest surviving written work on the subject of architecture is De architectura, by the Roman architect Vitruvius in the early 1st century AD. According to Vitruvius, a good building should satisfy the three principles of firmitas, utilitas, venustas, commonly known by the original translation – firmness, commodity and delight. An equivalent in modern English would be:
|─ Durability – a building should stand up robustly and remain in good condition.
─ Utility – it should be suitable for the purposes for which it is used.
─ Beauty – it should be aesthetically pleasing.
In the late 20th century a new concept was added to those included in the compass of both structure and function, the consideration of sustainability, hence sustainable architecture. To satisfy the contemporary ethos a building should be constructed in a manner which is environmentally friendly in terms of the production of its materials, its impact upon the natural and built environment of its surrounding area and the demands that it makes upon non-sustainable power sources for heating, cooling, water and waste management and lighting.
Nowadays is commonly accepted that structural and aesthetic considerations of the use, perception and enjoyment of a building, should be subject not only to those criteria but also to emotional, psychological and cultural issues. Through its own particular way of expressing values, architecture can stimulate and influence social life and make impact in social development. That's how we do It at Newton Engineering.
Architecture / Design
Newton Engineering helps you to bring together key decisions about quality attributes, architecture styles, application types, technologies, and deployment decisions. Common inputs are functional requirements, non-functional requirements (including quality attributes such as performance, security, reliability, and others), technological requirements, the target deployment environment, and other constraints.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an integrated process of management of information of the various specialties of the design, construction and operation, usually based on a 3d digital model whereby it is possible to generate a structured flow of information sharing between the various actors.
We create and develop digital models for production and process optimization of designing and building's construction, to minimize risks and errors through processes chain and project management with collaborative working methodologies.
Professionals with extensive and multiple experience; wide range complexity building projects; Integration of different stake-holders.
- Structural engineering is the branch of engineering that is dedicated to the calculation and structural design. The structural calculations apply solid mechanics to projects of structures in order to ensure that they fulfill the functions for which they were designed without collapsing and without deformation or vibrate excessively.
Within these limits, as defined by standards and technical regulations, the structural design combines the use of the materials available at the lowest possible cost of construction and maintenance of the structure.
Newton has a specialized technical team to perform structural engineering projects.
- Reinforced and prestressed concrete.
- Steel and composite structures.
- Bridges and large span coverage.
- Concrete laminar structures (water tanks).
- Structures subjected to dynamic loads (earthquakes, machine vibration, shock, etc.).
- Repair and strengthening of structures.
- Structures of large residential and commercial buildings.
- Structures of social and sporting facilities.
Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Plumbing Design (MEP)
Newton integrates technical skills for the industrial, commercial and housing sector, in respect of buildings with demands in terms of comfort, safety and durability spanning the following specializations:
|Mechanical Engineering||Electrical Engineering||Plumbing Design|
|CAD Design and Drafting
Construction Admin and Management
Heating & Ventilation
Industrial Process Control
Storm & Domestic Water
Venting & Vacuum Piping Design