Services offered

Buildings, Bridges, and Infrastructure

 

  • Structural evaluations and load rating
  • Fatigue and fracture assessments
  • Engineering criticality assessment and
    fitness for service

 

  • Failure investigations
  • Corrosion protection and durability studies
  • Repair and rehabilitation design
  • Safety inspection and nondestructive testing

 

  • Seismic evaluations and retrofit design
  • Instrumentation and field testing
  • Structural modeling and analysis
  • Nonlinear finite element analysis
  • Technical services compliant with Nuclear QA provisions
  • Bridge management advisory services (PDF)

Failures and Disasters

 

  • Cause and origin studies
  • Stabilization designs
  • Damage assessment and documentation
  • Failure simulation modeling
  • Load testing

 

  • Engineering critical assessment and fitness for service
  • Nonlinear finite element analysis
  • Structural analyses
  • Repair and rehabilitation design

Structural and Seismic Evaluation

 

  • Structural condition assessment
  • Instrumentation and load testing
  • Field monitoring
  • Load rating
  • Structural component testing
  • Nonlinear structural analysis
  • Nonlinear finite element analysis

 

  • Blast analysis
  • Seismic risk assessment
  • Seismic performance evaluation
  • Earthquake damage assessment
  • Repair and retrofit design and peer review
  • Engineering critical assessment and fitness for service

ARCHITECTURE & ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING

Building Enclosure Commissioning

 

  • Owner Project Requirement documentation
  • Design phase reviews, detailing, and technical assistance
  • Computer simulation and evaluation of wall assembly design
  • Pre-construction laboratory mock-up and materials testing
  • Bid reviews

 

  • Construction period observation, documentation, and on-site verification of contractor quality control
  • Field testing for air, water, and thermal performance
  • Project close-out summary and maintenance manual
  • Post-occupancy and pre-expiration of warranty review

Building Science

 

  • Coupled heat and moisture transport/ storage modeling and analysis
  • Building air and smoke flow modeling
  • Moisture intrusion and condensation investigations
  • Investigation of natatorium performance issues
  • Building thermal envelope performance studies
  • Wind-driven rain studies
  • Condensation risk analysis
  • Material and product performance evaluation

Facade Assessment

 

  • Facade survey and condition assessment
  • Laboratory and field durability and performance testing
  • Investigation and remediation of uncontrolled rainwater penetration
  • Evaluation of thermal performance and condensation potential

 

  • Structural analysis, nonlinear finite element analysis, and repair design
  • Cost estimating and capital reserve studies
  • Pre-purchase/pre-sale evaluation and condition assessment
  • Repair, rehabilitation, and re-clad/over-clad of existing structures

Fire Protection and Life Safety

 

  • Fire protection engineering consulting
  • Fire protection system design/analysis
  • Building code, fire code, and standards consulting and analysis
  • Fire protection strategy development
  • Code compliance alternatives
  • Egress analysis 
  • Fire/life safety assessment

 

  • Construction period services
  • Code development
  • Performance-based design
  • Fire research and testing
  • Product development
  • Loss investigation
  • Expert testimony

Historic Preservation

 

  • Historical, technical, and materials research
  • Condition Surveys
  • Restoration Master Plans
  • Materials conservation analysis
  • Historic Structure Reports

 

  • HABS and HAER documentation
  • National Register nomination
  • Contract documents for preservation
  • Construction observation

Roofing and Waterproofing

 

  • Visual inspections and condition surveys
  • Roofing/waterproofing failure investigations
  • Roofing/waterproofing design reviews
  • Contract documents for repair and replacement
  • Field observation during construction

 

  • Wind uplift testing
  • Roof core analysis and testing
  • Nuclear and capacitance moisture surveys
  • Roof management programs