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Reinventing Structural Engineering

GRAEFaccelerāte™ is a set of integrated BIM workflows using Autodesk® Revit® and Autodesk® Advance Steel®, which allow structural designs to be produced concurrently with construction documents saving projects weeks if not months in total construction time.

Reduce Your Construction Schedule

The GRAEFaccelerāte™ process brings formerly separate structural-engineering processes, performed by different subcontractors that each required a separate model, under one roof and a single model.

GRAEF performs all of these roles in-house. Our structural engineers create a single model that the engineer, detailer, and connection designer all work on at the same time.

We can deliver finished shop drawings immediately after we complete the construction documents, rather than requiring the fabricator to wait to start working until we're done creating the construction documents. The resulting design process is much faster, saving a couple of weeks to three months depending on the scale of the project.

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Mike Vogel

PE, SE, Principal, GRAEFaccelerāte Lead
To discover more about GRAEFaccelerāte, you can reach Mike Vogel at 414 / 259 1500 and via email at

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Success Stories

Rise of the Super Engineers

"GRAEF is used to being at the forefront of innovation. Over a decade ago, this Wisconsin-based full-service firm was one of the first structural engineering companies in the US to adopt BIM."


Accelerated Construction Ethos

"The contractor couldn't move forward because it couldn't get the steel to the site quickly enough. The project manager came to us and said, 'We should be able to fix this process."