Building Expansions

Expanding an existing facility can involve many challenges for the structural system design.  Often these challenges include:

  • Measuring, and assessing the existing structural systems
  • Anticipating the problems and challenges that are likely to be faced for a given type of existing system
  • Added loads to existing structural systems
  • Reinforcing of existing systems to adhere to current codes and standards
  • Maintaining operation or use of an existing facility during the expansion project
  • Connecting existing systems to new systems

Our extensive experience with older or historic systems allows our firm to understand these challenges and provide the appropriate design solution.