Structural Engineering and Analysis
By definition, structural analysis is the determination of the effects of loads on physical structures and their components. Pie’s forensic engineers routinely investigate and determine the cause of structural failures. Our structural engineering failure investigations have included a variety of occupied structures ranging from single-family residences to commercial buildings of all sizes.
Pie’s structural engineering and analysis services also include many different types of non-building structures ranging from maritime docks to wind turbines and other infrastructure. Structural analysis is used to assist in determining the cause of damage, which is typically a result of one or more of the following:
- Construction Defects
- Design Defects
- Manufacturing Defects
- Fires and Explosions
- Vehicle Impact
- Adjacent Construction Vibrations
- Expansive Soils
- Long-term Deterioration
- Significant Weather Events (Wind, Hail, Water, Hurricane, Tornado, Flooding, Weight of Ice and Snow, Wildfire, Earthquake)
Pie is uniquely qualified to design structural repairs due to our vast experience performing structural engineering and failure analysis investigations. This experience provides Pie engineers with a unique perspective to accurately investigate and design appropriate corrective repairs. As a result, Pie is routinely hired to design structural repairs for a broad range of project types. Pie’s staff also provides bid-phase and construction administration services to assist the owner during construction.