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Structural Engineering

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Structures that support communities.

Backed by decades of staff experience, PBS’ structural engineering team supports a broad range of development projects using a long-term, client-focused, context-driven approach.

Structural Engineering Services

We focus on designing structural solutions that are easy to construct, maintain, and provide exceptional value over the full life of the asset. Our broad capabilities and in-house team of civil, environmental, geotechnical, and survey professionals allow us to meet the diverse needs of our clients.

New Buildings

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  • PBS works alongside architects, private developers, contractors, and government agencies on new facilities set in a wide variety of geologic conditions. We provide sound structural consulting during all phases of the development process, from site feasibility and initial planning to conceptual design, specifications, and final construction. Our seasoned professionals use industry-standard design tools to meet project objectives while finding the most cost-effective, efficient, and constructable structural solution.

Retrofit Design

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  • PBS understands that structural retrofit and renovation projects have the potential to be the most challenging. Our team prioritizes flexibility and knowledge of historic structural to arrive at the most effective retrofit system for the unique conditions of each building. Through our expertise, knowledge of history, and use of cutting-edge technologies, our engineers have developed lasting, functional structural techniques to effectively strengthen buildings for our clients. 

Industrial and Transportation Infrastructure

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  • With decades of staff expertise in seismic, geotechnical, geological, and construction engineering, PBS’ in-house structural team can support projects from feasibility studies through conceptual planning and final design. Our solutions offer value, ensure safety, and adhere to regulatory requirements. Our experience includes feasibility studies, site analysis, design and bid phase support, and construction assistance for utilities, new and rehabilitated bridges, culvert replacement, water treatment facilities, transportation corridors, and more.

Public and Private Waterfront Development

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  • Our experienced structural engineers have managed coastal, waterfront, and upland developments for private, commercial, and private-sector clients. We collaborate with our in-house civil, geotechnical, hydrogeologic, and natural resource experts to provide feasibility, value engineering, permitting, and specifications that consider the unique environmental factors of each waterfront site. 

Utility and Environmental Structures

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  • Civil, utility, and environmental structures play a critical supporting role for utility and infrastructure projects, requiring engineers to collaborate with civil engineering experts to provide a multifaceted approach to design. Our in-house, multidisciplinary team offers a wide range of experience for projects of this type, including the design of retaining structures, temporary site support structures, water and wastewater treatment structures, conveyance structures, equipment pads, utility vaults, and access ports. 

Condition Assessments

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  • PBS’ structural team has experience in the assessment of existing and historic structures, from government offices and parking garages to manufacturing and commercial facilities. We provide customized reports, crafted for each client’s specific project objectives. Deliverables can include short letter reports or detailed reports with corresponding drawings and prioritization schedules that consider safety, long-term costs, and project goals.

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