Residential Structural Engineering

Residential structural engineering services involve the analysis, design, and construction of structures used for residential purposes. Residential structures may include single-family homes, apartments, condos, and townhouses.

Residential structural engineering services typically include:

  1. Structural design: Developing designs for residential buildings that meet the specific requirements of the project, such as the size and intended use of the structure, as well as local building codes and regulations.

  2. Structural analysis: Conducting thorough analyses of residential structures to ensure that they can withstand anticipated loads, such as wind, seismic forces, or snow loads.

  3. Foundation design: Developing foundation designs that provide sufficient support for the building and prevent it from settling or shifting over time.

  4. Pre-Sale inspection: Examining structural issues brought up in pre-sale home inspection reports and providing necessary documentation for issues such as cracks in foundation walls, damaged floor framing or pest damage. 

  5. Renovation and remodeling: Providing structural design and analysis services for renovations or additions to existing residential structures.

  6. Restoration: Providing structural design and analysis services for restoration to existing residential structures damaged in events such as fire, wind, tree damage or automobile impacts.

  7. Specialized services: FHA and HUD permanent foundation certification, post-frame construction, ICF construction and retaining wall design (up to 10ft).

Residential structural engineering services require a deep understanding of the specific needs of residential buildings, as well as the technical knowledge necessary to design safe and efficient structures. These services play a critical role in ensuring that residential buildings are safe, functional, and meet the needs of their occupants.