building structures


We offer a full range of professional services for the design and analysis of various building types and structures. As part of a multi-disciplinary design team or in a lead engineer capacity, our experts work to solve problems and challenges by utilizing creative solutions to design sound, economical structures appropriate for the intended use and service environment.

Solutions for New and Existing Structures

Our new building design portfolio includes institutional, commercial, residential, and industrial buildings. Rail stations, justice facilities, waterfront structures, parking structures, and sewage treatment plants are among the diverse specialty structure types in our portfolio. We select cost-effective superstructure and foundation systems in consideration of the building’s function and the desired architectural and user requirements. Our foundation design experience extends to the full range of building foundation systems, including shallow and deep foundations.

Renovation, rehabilitation, and adaptive reuse of existing buildings are an important part of our practice. We have extensive knowledge of historic structural building systems and codes. Condition assessments, forensic analysis, building repair and reinforcement, and seismic upgrades are among the services we offer.

Our experience includes a variety of building types and structures.

  • Commercial and institutional buildings
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Industrial facilities
  • Justice facilities
  • Parking structures
  • Rail stations and facilities
  • Residential buildings
  • Waterfront structures

Structural Systems

Our experience in design and analysis covers a wide range of structural materials, including cast-in-place concrete, precast concrete, pre-stressed and post-tensioned concrete, structural steel, masonry, autoclaved aerated concrete, light gage metal, and timber building systems.

Analysis and Design Tools

Our approach to analysis and design revolves around utilizing the latest technology and state-of-the-art engineering software. We employ the full suite of commercially available structural analysis software and are fully versed and regularly use Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the preparation of our designs.

Dewberry® Services
  • Foundation design
  • Structural inspection
  • Structural repair and rehabilitation
  • Analysis and planning for proposed adaptive reuse
  • Retrofit design
  • Façade rehabilitation and repair
  • Expansion of existing facilities
  • Forensic analysis
  • Seismic analysis
  • Retaining walls