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Structural Engineering

Loureiro’s team of structural engineers is experienced in providing a complete range of structural engineering design solutions for our clients on projects of all sizes and complexity. The scope of our services includes new design services for large multi-level building structures, smaller complex structural design for boutique-type buildings, alterations of existing buildings, peer reviews, demolition support for all types of structures, investigation of building envelope failures, specialty industrial applications and litigation support services. The success strategy for all our projects requires that we meet the challenge of juggling constructability, budget and sustainability, while always meeting our client’s expectations. Success comes only from having a clear understanding of the interactions between all components of the construction process, including architectural coordination, building envelope considerations, and the building’s mechanical support systems. It is through our multidisciplinary knowledge and understanding of building systems that we are able to balance the building’s aesthetic and performance requirements with practicality and economics.

The Structural Engineering professionals at Loureiro bring satisfaction to clients through commitment and technical expertise:

  • Modifications of / alterations to existing building structures
  • Feasibility study / technology evaluation
  • Analysis of lateral building loads related to seismic or wind loading events
  • Building code investigations
  • Value engineering
  • Complex foundation designs for difficult sites
  • Temporary structures
  • Condition assessment of existing structures
  • New building designs

Specific services:

  • Collaborate with the project geotechnical engineer to develop the best foundation system for a specific site
  • Planning, development, and engineering design associated with parking garage structures, whether pre-cast concrete, cast-in-place concrete or steel frame
  • Remedial building structure design services that include:
    • evaluation and design to bring existing building up to current codes; 
    • evaluation of existing building damage due to fire, wind, or snow and development of a potential repair plan
  • Coordination of building’s lateral bracing system for compatibility with the architectural design and MEP systems
  • Specialty foundations for industrial applications
  • Development of building foundation and structure around difficult site conditions
  • Vibration analysis of floor systems