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Structural Engineering & Inspection

KCI has a long-proven track record of providing structural engineering and inspection services for new construction, bridge widening, rehabilitation and historic restoration projects.

Whether partnering with government agencies or working with developers, contractors and private enterprises, our team has taken innovative approaches in the design and inspection of virtually all types of transportation-related structures including bridges, culverts, retaining and noise walls, tunnels, signage and lighting foundations, communication towers, dams, levees, water tanks, bulkheads, fender systems, and piers. We apply our expertise and knowledge to maintain our transportation infrastructure with sound engineering practices and constructability in mind.

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Services Offered

Bridge design and rehabilitation

Condition inspection

Analysis and load rating

Bridge scour analysis

Emergency repairs

FHWA structural inventory and appraisal

Historic preservation

Field inspection

Underwater investigations and assessments

Confined space inspections

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KCI’s professional engineers have extensive experience performing preliminary and final design on bridges ranging from small culverts for local roadways to dual, multi-span steel and concrete structures with architectural treatments and decorative lighting. Our team of bridge design experts includes National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS)-certified inspectors ready to conduct detailed, hands-on evaluations to document the structural condition for vehicular, pedestrian, and railroad bridges of varying complexity. We also understand that the underwater environment can be harsh on structures, and our in-house Association of Diving Contractors-certified engineers inspect the condition of submerged structures firsthand.

Engineering and land surveying services provided in North Carolina are performed by our associated entity, KCI Associates of North Carolina, P.A.

We employ state-of-the-art data collection systems and computer modeling software to enhance our nation’s transportation infrastructure.