International Design Services

Why IDS?

International Design Services

Why our company?

Whether your project is large or small, you require the highest quality of work available delivered on time and on budget, and IDS can meet the needs of any project because of four essential values.

We value experience

IDS has completed over 1,500 detailing and connection design projects ranging in size from 50 tons to over 30,000 tons. Our employees have a wide range of skills and hands-on experience in all facets of the construction industry.

We value innovation

IDS commits to providing the technology required within the industry. We hold weekly internal Tekla and SDS training and improvement sessions, and sponsor employees for advanced licensing and certification including NISD certification. Moreover, we have developed a connection design software (GIZA) that can stand alone or integrate with Tekla Structures and guarantees our steel connections are accurate per each project’s specifications. With 250+ Tekla licenses, including Trimble Connect Business Premium as well as Tekla EPM, 150+ SDS/2 licenses, and Math CAD licenses, we have the staffing and technical capacity to handle a large volume of projects.

We value excellence

IDS employs a proactive approach to our projects by maintaining good communication with the construction team through BIM, working directly with the design team to manage projects, and maintaining the construction schedule. We employ a top-notch, highly educated team, and our commitment to internal excellence allows us to provide an exceptional level of service to our customers and their projects. IDS is a member of NISD, and all quality-control procedures are NISD-certified.

We value relationships

Above all, IDS truly values the relationships forged over time with our customers. We know that our customers have made IDS what we are today. IDS is a customer-centric company, and we enjoy serving our customers with the highest quality steel detailing solutions in the industry. Many of our customers have become our friends over the years, and it is because of these solid relationships that IDS continues to thrive and remain one of the most advanced and reliable detailers in the steel construction industry.

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Our Success

IDS has been successful on a wide variety of projects, from totally new commercial construction to rehab and retrofit; from massive industrial complexes to stadiums and power plants. Our team is proud to have been a part of the construction of these award-winning projects:

  • Moynihan Train Hall; New York City. Recipient of the 2021 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award.
  • Seattle Asian Art Museum. Recipient of the 2020 Renovation and Expansion Award.
  • Lake Front Trail; Chicago. Recipient of a 2021 Tekla BIM Award.
  • PNC Tower; Pittsburgh. Recipient of a 2015 Tekla BIM Award.
  • Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center; St. Paul, Virginia. Recipient of the 2012 Engineering News-Record Award of Merit.
  • Irving Convention Center; Irving, Texas. Recipient of the 2012 IDEAS2
  • McDermott Altamira Oil Platform Facility; Altamira, Mexico. Recipient of the 2012 AGA Excellence Award.
  • SDS2 competition award
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We’ve Perfected the Process

With all of this experience under our belts, we at IDS have learned a thing or two about what it takes to successfully complete a steel construction project. Over the years, we’ve learned from our successes and our failures, and we’ve developed a process that takes a project successfully from inception to completion, from vision to reality. From the moment we receive the contract drawings, our team mobilizes the modeling, drafting, and checking departments to ensure the project is streamlined into zones in order to move the project swiftly through our production process. The end result is customer-focused and if something isn’t right, we make every effort to rectify it right away without delay. When you choose IDS, you choose experience that has perfected the process.


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