ENGINEERING

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Design – Residential structural engineering design services are our forte. We have over 375 years of widely varied cumulative engineering experience. We use this knowledge and experience to prepare cost-effective, code compliant, and constructible designs while meeting performance and service ability requirements. Our designs include gravity analysis, lateral analysis for rigid or flexible diaphragm and foundation designs include conventional or post-tensioned slabs on ground, crawlspaces and basements. We also design speciality structures such as masonry fences, retaining walls, scour walls, ramadas, pergolas and community structures.

Structural Observations – Our field staff walks framed structures to observe the construction for compliance with the engineered design. Any observed deviations are listed in a written report and illustrated with digital photographs. Re-inspections are available to verify remedial work was completed. Builders use this service for models and/or the first production home of each plan in a new community to synchronize the Construction Team with the Design Team.

Value Engineering – We use our design knowledge, forensic and field observation experience and region specific trade input to review previously designed plans and specialty structures to reduce material and labor cost using creative framing techniques and proprietary analytical procedures. The goal of value engineering is to improve constructibility, to ensure code compliance and to provide the most cost efficient solution.