We provide full Structural Engineer of Record services for all types of buildings including steel, masonry, wood, concrete, SIPs, and ICFs, from conceptual schemes through design and project completion. Fully Revit capable.
Services include comparative seismic analyses, review for changes to building occupancy type, structural modifications to floors, roofs, walls, columns, and floor vibration improvements.
These include Photovoltaic arrays (both rooftop and standalone), signs, mechanical supports, crane supports and industrial systems design, retaining walls, and foundations for wind turbines and other tower structures.
For roofs subject to snowdirft loading from higher elements, especially after insulation or air barrier improvements, we have experience with a variety of practical options to supplement roof load capacity, if needed.
Our staff has performed assessment of over 10,000,000 square feet of buildings of all types, focusing on identifying potentially significant structural problems, and developing practical schemes to address the conditions we identify.
Whether existing drawings are available or not, we have techniques to assess floor and roof load capacity, using our knowledge of a wide variety of existing structural systems and analysis techniques, including 3D computer analysis.
Working with the subgrade condition, we can design conventional spread footings, as well as piles, caissons, augured piles, resistance and helical piles, minipiles, mat foundations, and frost-protected shallow foundations.
For supporting additional load on existing foundations, we can develop an assessment plan, assess their capacity, and, when necessary, develop reinforcing schemes including underpinning, supplementation, and resistance piles.
We specify performance parameters, and review qualifications and calculations for roof trusses, curtainwalls, greenhouses, skylight assemblies, structural thermal break assemblies, and a variety of other ancillary components.
We regularly evaluate, recommend, and develop rehabilitation schemes for concrete and steel parking garages, including structural deck, beam, column and wall elements, waterproofing, and nonstructural garage elements.
Steam vaults require special design and concrete mix specifications. We have experience in providing design and construction phase services for new vaults and renovation of existing vaults, resulting in durable assemblies.
We can assist Code Enforcement Officials and owners with economical reviews to identify areas of noncompliance with the Building Code of NYS, the Energy Conservation Construction Code of NYS, and other applicable codes.
In recent years, our staff has reviewed hundreds of large and small structural failures and performed forensic investigations for owners, attorneys, insurance companies, and other design professionals.