Structural Assessment and Strengthening

Buildings are routinely repurposed and modified to achieve various building performance metrics and meet new functional needs. Walter P Moore provides structural assessment and strengthening services for the repurposing of entire buildings, as well as localized strengthening for installation of new mechanical equipment. Regardless of the modifications, it is important to understand the potential structural impacts of these changes. Our extensive renovation experience encompasses a variety of structural systems, both new and old. We evaluate existing structures to determine structural condition, document previous modifications, and locate areas of age-related distress and deterioration that may impact the proposed changes. We then determine if strengthening is required, and if so, what options exist to complete the strengthening with minimal impact to existing operations.