Services

Pierce Engineers offers award-winning services in Structural Engineering as well as Structural Analysis and much more.  Take a look at a few of our many services and let us know how we can help you today!

Structural Design

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Concrete Structures

  • Post tensioned one-way beams and slab and two-way flat plate concrete systems
  • Conventional cast in place reinforced concrete systems
  • Plant and site-cast tilt-up precast structures
  • Architectural precast concrete design and detailing
  • Rebar shop drawing preparation
  • Concrete reinforcing special inspections
  • Construction-related failure investigations
  • Specialized shoring and formwork design
  • Specialized safety related design
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Structural Steel Structures

  • Composite steel framed structures
  • Conventional steel joists and girders
  • Monumental steel structures
  • Specialty steel structures
  • Staggered truss systems
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Wood Framed Structures

  • Conventional stick framing
  • Heavy timber framing
  • Glulam framing
  • Glulam system component design and shop drawing preparation
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Cold Formed Metal Framing System

  • Complete low-rise building designs
  • Component designs for contractors
  • Systems design, detailing and shop drawing preparation
  • Hybrid CFMF system design, detailing and shop drawing preparation
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Foundation Systems

  • Conventional shallow strip and spread footing foundation systems
  • Monolithic mat foundation systems
  • Deep foundation systems, i.e. driven, auger cast and micro piles, straight and underreamed concrete piers/caissons
  • Conventional concrete cantilevered retaining walls
  • Cantilevered soldier pile walls with PC lining
  • Tied wall systems using drilled/anchored tiebacks and soil nails

Restoration Services

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Concrete

Restoration of Cast-in-place reinforced concrete foundations, framing systems & slab-on-grade; Pre-stressed reinforced precast; and post-tensioned framing systems with the following issues or repair methods.

  • Moisture infiltration causing white crystalline efflorescence deposits or freeze thaw damage
  • Moisture infiltration causing corrosion of embedded reinforcing steel or steel connections
  • Cracking due to corrosion, shrinkage, settlement, thermal, internal or external stresses
  • Delamination or spalling due to corrosion of embedded reinforcing steel
  • Surface damage due to wear, scaling or carbonation
  • Control, construction & expansion joint failures
  • Crack pressure injection with epoxy resin
  • Strengthening & stabilizing concrete structures CFRP (carbon fiber-reinforced polymers) systems
  • Corrosion management
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Masonry

Restoration of historic or traditional mass / solid construction; modern or conventional cavity wall, rain-screen, veneer & stone cladding construction with the following issues or repair methods.

  • Moisture infiltration causing white crystalline efflorescence deposits or freeze thaw damage
  • Corrosion damage to embedded steel anchors, support angles or structural member
  • Cracking due to corrosion, shrinkage, settlement, thermal, internal or external stresses
  • Crack stitch stabilization
  • Brick displacement due to moisture absorption growth, ice and rust jacking
  • Veneer re-anchoring
  • Flashing failures
  • Control joint sealant or expansion joint failures
  • Masonry cleaning & water-repellant applications
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Waterproofing & Protection

  • Joint sealants
  • Expansion joint systems
  • Below grade waterproofing, drainage, expansion joint systems
  • Vehicular and pedestrian elastomeric or hybrid elastomeric/epoxy membrane systems
  • Cementitious crystalline waterproofing systems
  • Chemical grouting: individual cracks, curtain systems, slab stabilization
  • Water-repellant & corrosion inhibitor applications
  • Primary and secondary containment tank linings
  • Paint & coating failures
  • High performance coating systems
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Investigation & Design

  • High rise façade inspections
  • Structural Condition Assessment Studies
  • Restoration budget estimates, single or multi-year phasing
  • Restoration cost – benefit analysis
  • Service life-cycle studies
  • Develop restoration project construction documents including plans, details & specifications
  • Construction administration services
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Facility Maintenance & CD Management

  • Develop facility specific maintenance plans
  • Restoration project as-built construction document (CD) management
  • Restoration project warranty management & inspections

Additional Services

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Structural Analysis

  • Preliminary/conceptual analysis and design
  • 3D BIM modeling of building framing systems
  • Seismic and wind analysis and design
  • Long span steel and concrete structures
  • Vibration/dynamic behavior of buildings and components
  • Explosion control/relief structures
  • Blast resistance analysis, design and detailing
  • Progressive collapse analysis and design
  • High and low rise structures
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Existing Conditions Evaluation & Investigations

  • Structural capacity assessment and reinforcing for adaptive re-use of existing structures
  • Forensic engineering
  • Seismic assessment and retrofit
  • Structural renovation & remedial solutions
  • Structure deterioration, investigation and repair
  • Foundation deterioration, investigation and repair
  • Structural alterations and reinforcement
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Specialty Analysis & Design Services

  • Construction-related failure investigations
  • Specialized shoring and formwork design
  • Specialized safety related systems design
  • Tower crane foundation and stability design
  • Skip hoist and material handling systems installation
  • 3rd party design assist to fabricators for connection design and detailing
  • Steel stair and handrail design
  • Peer reviews
  • Expert testimony
  • Architectural precast concrete design and detailing
  • Rebar shop drawing preparation
  • Concrete reinforcing special inspections