Investigations, Evaluations, Studies and Reports of buildings, deterioration, water intrusion, damage assessment and more.


Design and preparation of Construction Plans and Specifications for new and existing construction.

Bidding Phase

Preparation of Bid Forms, Conduct Pre-Bid Conferences, Solicitation of Bids, and Bid review, negotiation and award. 

Construction Phase

Construction Contract preparation, administration, observation, monitoring, and dispute resolution.


Investigations, Evaluations, Studies and Reports

Transition/Warranty Studies

Complete Building Envelope Investigations

Concrete Deterioration Studies

Condition Surveys of Existing Building Components

Due Diligence Evaluations

Historic Structures

Feasibility Studies

Water Intrusion

Structural Assessments

Core Drill Location Review

Damage Assessment and Emergency Response – vehicle impact, tree, and fire damage

Site Drainage and Parking

Condensation and Dew Point Analysis

Design Construction Plans and Specifications

Above and Below Grade Waterproofing

Caulking and Sealing

Balcony Restoration

Concrete Restoration/Repairs

Expansion Joint Replacement

Façade Restoration and Repairs

Curtainwall Replacement and Repairs

Masonry Rehabilitation/Repairs

Parking Garage Restoration/Repairs

Plaza Reconstruction and Waterproofing Replacement

Rehabilitation of Historic Properties

Sealant Replacement

Structural Repairs, Modifications, and Strengthening including FRP Design.

Tenant Fit Out Services

Waterproofing and Weather Barrier Design Peer Review

Bidding Phase

Preparation of Bid Forms

Conduct Pre-Bid Conferences

Solicitation of Construction Bids

Bid Review, Negotiation, and Contract Award Services

Construction and Post Construction

Construction Contract Preparation

Construction Contract Administration

Construction Observation and Monitoring

Dispute Resolution

Litigation Support

Third Party County Inspections

About Us

We are a structural engineering consulting firm that was founded to provide exceptional, professional service to owners and managers of large scale residential and commercial buildings in the Mid-Atlantic region. We specialize in the evaluation, restoration, and repair of existing commercial buildings. We offer practical and cost effective solutions to meet our client’s goals by addressing building defects such as water intrusion, building settlement, construction defects and deterioration due to old age. We have just about seen it all: masonry (reinforced and unreinforced), concrete (conventional, pre-stressed, and post tensioned), steel, wood, light gage metal, stone, carbon fiber, EIFS, stucco, siding, and aluminum.

Let us be Your Structure Pros.

Our Founder

Christopher W. Carlson, P.E., SECB


Christopher W. Carlson, P.E., SECB has been practicing structural engineering for over 30-years and is an expert in structural restoration, waterproofing, and concrete repair. He has evaluated over a thousand structures in the Mid-Atlantic region including condominiums, apartments, office buildings, retaining walls, parking garages, and underground tanks. He also has extensive experience in the evaluation and repair of balconies, plazas, building facades, site drainage, structural strengthening, and condensation conditions. He has provided expert testimony related to structural engineering, building envelope, moisture protection, building repair and construction defects. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering from University of Maryland and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the States of Maryland, Georgia, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the District of Columbia. He has written many articles and presented seminars related to building maintenance and repair. Additionally, he is active in professional societies and organizations including the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Welding Society, International Concrete Repair Institute (national committees and local chapter leadership including past-president), Air Barrier Association of America (national committee) and Community Associations Institute (Washington Metropolitan Chapter Committee Co-Chair and Chesapeake Chapter). 

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