Structural Engineering Services
Maintaining the latest technology in structural analysis software allows us to provide accurate and efficient designs. BCE's engineers are some of the most technically proficient in the region with a diverse range of experience in structural consulting.
BCE provides investigations of existing structures for all structural integrity issues including fire damage, fatigue, natural damage, and human damage. These investigations assist with facility upgrades, seismic retrofits, and historic renovation. When evaluating seismic upgrade requirements brick testing can be used to evaluate the existing material for current seismic and wind load requirements. When brick shear values are determined to be high enough to resist these required loads, significant costs can be saved by using new steel braced or moment frames. BCE has performed this testing on over 30 historic buildings.
Structural Cost Estimating
Our library and computer resources give us the ability to provide cost estimating for the structural components of any project.
Full-Service Drafting & Modeling
With AutoCAD™, Microstation™, and REVIT expertise, our CAD staff is capable of providing drafting services for any type of project. BCE CAD standards are under continual scrutiny to ensure our clients receive a professional and easy to use product.
Over the years, we have consulted on the integrity and retrofit of multiple historic structures. From municipal facilities to schools, hotels and park service buildings, BCE is on the leading edge in the region for historic preservation experience.
Our talented staff has the vision and knowledge to perform seismic upgrades to existing facilities. This area of structural consulting is often the most challenging to perform, but BCE has accomplished the preservation of some of the area's most treasured structures.
Bridge & Roadway Structural Analysis,
Design & Detailing
BCE staff has several years of experience with roadway structures from bridges to retaining walls to culverts. We maintain software and specifications to meet the demands of all regional roadway agencies.
Our senior engineers have consulted on multiple legal cases requiring structural engineering opinion.
We use Masterspec™ as our template for specifications. BCE also has a library of custom specification for areas not specifically covered in Masterspec™.