Modern buildings are designed to last forever, assuming the materials they’re composed of are properly maintained and the structure avoids accidents and natural disasters. But every building needs structural engineers to keep it adequately maintained through the years. If a building is properly designed, the only reasons to demolish it have to do with the economics, not the maintenance or engineering.
Since your building’s not made entirely of stone blocks like those the ancient Egyptians used, your building — and its many components — require care and repair to remain functional. Any building, even the Great Pyramid of Giza, deteriorates over time. You need to take your building’s maintenance and repair work seriously so the structure lasts.
Services of Structural Engineers
The structural engineering professionals at Amphion Analytical Engineering, PA have decades of experience designing and evaluating buildings just like yours. Whether your structure is made of concrete, steel or wood, Amphion’s staff provides exactly what you need:
- Damage assessment
- Repair specifications
- Installation procedures
Amphion’s structural engineers deliver a wide range of building services to meet your needs. Included in the types of services offered are:
- Structural engineering
- Structural design and testing
- Façade design
- Fenestration systems
- Wall systems
- Below-grade systems
- And more…
For structural engineering, Amphion designs, implements, and tests the structural integrity of your building. In the process, Amphion’s structural engineers ensure that your structure’s load capacity is never compromised and your building specifications are always satisfied.
Structural design and testing focuses on the engineering work required for either repair work or new construction. In addition to design, Amphion’s structural engineers test your building for its load rating and inspect it through condition surveys to determine its current state.
Façade design deals with the condition of the “skin” of your building. How your building looks affects far more than its aesthetics, since the façade also protects the key structural components of the building.
Fenestration systems involve the building’s doors, curtain walls, and windows (including skylights). Amphion engineers can inspect and test your current fenestration systems to recommend sealants, glazing, or replacements.
Engineering services for external wall systems include the exterior finish — such as concrete, masonry, or stucco — as well as the exterior insulation finishing system (EIFS). Your building needs the right protection, and a wall system for your building has both aesthetic and protective components.
Roofing keeps your building interior dry and secure. Amphion provides consulting services to detect and design repair or replacements for roofing for all different kinds of roofs, such as:
- Shingle roofs
- Built-up roofs
- Modified bitumen roofs
- Single-ply roofs
- Metal roofs
- Green roofs
Below-grade systems include foundation walls, floor slabs, and plazas. Designs for new construction and additions need to start from the ground up. Amphion’s structural engineers deliver detailed designs that reinforce the stability of your buildings.
Other services include general and specific inspection, construction management, infrared surveys and moisture-reading surveys. The structural integrity of your building is in good hands when you hire one of Amphion’s structural engineers.
From the initiation of your project to its completion, Amphion will work with you to meet your functional and budgetary goals. Safety remains Amphion’s primary goal in every project.