Structural Evaluation

We perform a variety of structural evaluations, including forensic, feasibility (capacity), and peer or third-party reviews. Occasionally we are asked to perform forensic studies to determine the likelihood of an approaching failure, the probable cause(s) of a structural failure and to make recommendations on the repair or replacement of the failing or failed component(s). Our firm is frequently retained to perform feasibility (or capacity) studies to determine if existing portions of a structure have the ability to support a greater load. Adding floors to a building or bringing in new, heavy equipment on an existing floor are examples of situations where a feasibility study would be necessary. Occasionally, we are asked to perform peer or third-party reviews to verify the proposed design is neither under- or over-designed.