Building Structure Engineering and Design

I-70 Welcome Center Frederick, Maryland

Whether partnering with architects and owners, or working with government agencies, KCI’s engineers produce innovative designs for building structure new construction, rehabilitation and historic restoration projects. Our field inspection teams conduct detailed, hands-on inspections to document the condition of buildings, foundations, water and telecommunications towers, and parking structures. With a focus on safety, functionality, economy, sustainability and code compliance, we prepare detailed plans, specifications and estimates, and conduct condition assessments and load capacity analysis for structures ranging from buildings and industrial facilities, to high-mast lighting foundations, to retail centers. Services include:

  • Building inspection and code compliance
  • Condition surveys
  • Building stabilization
  • Temporary structure design
  • Repair, alteration, and addition
  • Load capacity analysis
  • Formwork design
  • Failure analyses
  • Retrofit design
  • Shop drawing preparation and review
  • Value engineering
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Roof analysis and framework design for solar panel arrays
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
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METRO Rail Operations Center Expansion, Houston, Texas

KCI employs the latest design technologies, including Building Information Modeling (BIM), to complete calculations and prepare real-time 3-D digital representations. Our expertise encompasses all structural systems, including concrete, steel, masonry, wood and composite structures.