Some of the general areas I serve:
|General Building Structures||Pre-Engineered Building Foundations|
|Structural Steel||Roof & Floor Framing|
|Reinforced Concrete||Structural Light Gage Metal Framing|
|Masonry||Process Equipment Towers|
|Wood & Timber Framing||Retaining Walls|
|Building Foundations||Roof & Floor Capacity Analysis|
|Machine & Equipment Foundations||Forensics & Legal Service Reports|
|Raft & Mat Foundations||Structural Condition Assessments|
Forensics, repairs and alterations are a major market for us. There are many buildings that can be modified to provide enhanced usage or new usage at a sizable economic savings over new buildings. My “Condition Assessment” can help make the early decisions.
If you are having any technical issues with your building structure, or making alterations, additions, changing occupancy or load conditions, give us a call. I provide Full Structural Engineering Services from concept to final construction and below are some areas I can typically provide specific and customized engineering:
I can provide support service for your Architect or assist in your selection of the entire design team, every project is unique and early input from the Engineers is a big plus for the project suitability and economy. General structural services in this arena:
Selection of Building Type
Roof & Floor Capacities
Preliminary Concept Design
Glass Wall Framing
New Building Design
New Facades or Repairs
Repairs & Reinforcing
Working in the manufacturing arena is a specialty like no other. A building addition may be significant in size and space , but the infrastructure for a heavy machine can narrow the selection of engineers you want on your team. Having worked with most of the manufacturers in the area, I have provided from the most basic rated floor slabs to the heavy (850 ton to date) machine press foundations and supporting structures.
Concrete Equipment Pads
Roof Top Structures
HVAC Equipment Supports
Fall Protection Framing
Access & Service Platforms
Our institutional Clients maintain
perhaps some of the finest and oldest building of both architectural and
engineering significance in the northeast. This remains our approach to any
work on these buildings. With age comes wisdom and having worked on these
systems in the 70’s and 80’s provides an insight and understanding not
available to the average designer. My Clients remain Cornell University, Ithaca
College, Ithaca City School District (South Hill, Enfield, Newfield, Boynton
schools – additions and renovation). I offer support to your Architect or can
assist you in your selection of a design team specific to your project.
|Usage & Classification Changes||Alterations|
|HVAC Roof Top Structures||Building Code Issues|
|Floor Capacities||Façade Repairs|
|Bearing Wall Alterations||Roof Replacements|
|Storm Damage||Moisture/Water Infiltration|
Engineering in the residential market has grown considerable in the last 10 to 15 years. Perhaps the high cost of construction, a more aggressive requirement for code compliance, a greater mix of non-typical designs has resulted in a professional guidance. Although many homes are less complex, smaller and lighter than commercial projects, the fundamentals of engineering standards and practice remain the same. For custom designs, additions, difficult site locations, canned plans (designed out of state) the requirement for professional guidance seams essential. I can provide assistance to your Architect or assist you directly in your design. Permit drawings are usually required for structural alterations, additions and certainly new constructions.
Permit Drawings and Documents.
Foundation Remediation: water, moisture infiltration, displaced walls, cracks etc.
Real-estate Requirements: lending agent, realtor, buyer/seller condition assessments.
Interior alteration affecting bearing walls, beams, columns, floor penetrations
Roof capacity ratings including reinforcing and stabilization for improperly constructed systems.
Pre-Designed Plans (Canned Plans) certifications for New York State Building Code.
Pre-Design Plans: Owner directed modifications including re-draw if required.
The general category of Building Owners covers a wide variety of types and issues. Alterations and repurposing of existing buildings certainly exceeds the number of new constructions in our community. In today’s economic environment, early technical guidance has a sizable effect on project costs & schedule. Prior to general building drawings/construction documents, I find our Condition Assessment service to provide the inexpensive advantage of direction (often including a selection on solutions), schedule advantage and economy for our Clients.