Structural,     Mechanical, and Forensic Engineering Services

Especially in today’s challenging market, it is vital for builders, architects, and developers to partner with a structural engineering team that takes the time to understand the whole picture. From checking clearances to knowing the relative pay rates for construction crew members, Harris & Sloan leaves no stone unturned to provide efficient and effective structural and mechanical engineering services.

Value Engineering

  • Preliminary design evaluations and structural optimization
  • Economical design options
  • Efficient use of materials

Structural Design

  • Light-frame wood construction
  • Light-gauge steel construction
  • Post-tensioned slab foundation design
  • Raised concrete podium design
  • Steel
  • Concrete
  • Masonry

Construction Administration

  • Pre-construction meetings
  • Rapid response to field trades for revisions/repairs
  • Teamwork with sub trades
  • Site visits and meetings upon client request

Forensic Engineering/ Building Science Services

  • Engineering and Architectural Design Review
  • Building Code and Standards Compliance Analysis
  • Code Compliance Review
  • Investigation and Analysis of Building Component Failure
  • Cause/ Origin Investigations and Repair Recommendations
  • Rehabilitation and Repair of Existing Structures
  • Water/ Moisture Intrusion Cause & Damage Evaluation
  • Destructive Non-Destructive Testing
  • Roofing Damage and Moisture Intrusion Assessment
  • Peer Review and Value Engineering
  • Construction Failures
  • Foundation Movement
  • Roof Damage & Collapse

Structural Observation

  • Model frame-walks
  • Production-phase structural observations from foundation through frame

Peer Review

  • Design review for code compliance
  • Value-engineering review

Training Seminars

  • Highlighting important engineering issues for clients and building partners
  • Learning tools for architects, field personnel, and municipalities