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Structures

For more than 60 years, Cardno has practiced structural engineering for a broad range of commercial, public, and institutional projects. We have earned a reputation of excellence by accomplishing design goals while maintaining project budgets and schedule requirements.

Our structural engineers, landscape architects, and planners are experienced in helping clients across all project phases, including:

  • planning and new structural design
  • renovating, restoring or implement adaptive reuse functions
  • strengthening and assessing the current needs of your building
  • providing comprehensive structural observation
  • achieving Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification
  • applying the latest information technology methods and building information management (BIM) approaches

Buildings

We provide advanced design solutions which balance practicality with innovation, often applied to difficult sites or unusual building concepts. Our teams conduct ongoing research into the latest techniques in analysis, design and construction. We are able to work across a wide range of building types, including education, healthcare and industrial facilities as well as museums, mixed-use and residential developments.

Our teams are experienced with simple and complex structural systems and materials, including cast-in-place concrete; precast concrete; structural steel; tilt-wall concrete; wood and timber; heavy gauge steel framing; pre-engineered steel and load-bearing masonry.

In addition, we use state-of-the-art computer-aided design, drafting and 3D graphics systems during the design process to the extent that the building structure can be fully integrated into a virtual building in the design phase, if required.

For remedial engineering projects, we use a wide variety of construction materials and design criteria to meet each client’s specific needs. We have extensive experience in seismic design for both new structures and for retro-fitting existing structures.