Buildings are comprised of geometric shapes. Collaboratively, each shape provides support to create places to work, learn, research, heal, live, and play. It is this thinking that motivates our structural engineers to innovate side-by-side with the design and construction team. Engaging in discussions early-on, we focus on understanding the building’s purpose, the owner’s needs, and the architect’s vision. Experts in structural design, building information modeling, and finite element analysis we study the structural and seismic demands, employing the latest tools and technologies to model and visualize the building’s dynamics. From tall buildings in large metropolitan areas to hospitals, to school buildings for students of all ages, to creative workplaces, we’re committed to making structures responsive, reliable, cost-effective, and safe.
tk1sc's structural engineering team has the subject matter experts and extensive experience providing peer review services on various project types, including constructability reviews, value engineering reviews, expert third-party technical reviews, and forensic review services. Our evaluations have resulted in reduced construction durations, fewer field issues, and substantial cost savings for our clients.
Sustainability is a vital component of tk1sc's approach, and our structural engineering team plays an active role in this effort. As one of the first signatory firms to participate in the SE2050 Challenge, we are committed to reducing embodied carbon in our design, meeting increasingly higher reduction targets, and working toward eliminating embodied carbon in our projects by the year 2050. Moreover, as an integrated design team, we know that our structural design impacts architectural decisions and building systems, substantially impacting a building's energy use. Our team works as active design partners to help select, plan, design, and detail structural systems that complement and integrate with a building's form and systems. tk1sc expertise in sustainable design approaches such as daylighting, shading, and building orientation supports MEP system selection and execution, ensuring your project's resiliency.
Our structural team works directly alongside many contractors and provides design services supporting modular structures and structural steel, light gauge steel, photovoltaic, cladding, MEP, and vertical transportation systems. Our expertise with these systems and our team's ability to provide constructible, cost-effective, and efficient systems make tk1sc a design partner of choice for general and specialty contractors needing structural engineering services.
Our team has worked closely with owners, architects, and interior designers on a wide variety of renovation, tenant improvement, and adaptive reuse projects spanning many different building and project types. We thrive on complex and challenging renovation and adaptive reuse projects and enjoy the technical challenges these projects can present. We thrive on working closely with owners, designers, and contractors on tenant improvement projects to ensure design intent is maintained for forward-facing interior spaces while keeping constructability and cost-effectiveness at the forefront of our work. If your building is due for an upgrade, the tk1sc structures team is here to help.
Our structural team has extensive experience performing seismic evaluations and retrofits of existing building structures. We are experts in applying ASCE 41 and have broad expertise in performing field assessments of existing buildings. We have become a trusted partner for many clients, helping key stakeholders understand the results of these assessments and create a budget and plan for seismic retrofit projects. In addition to evaluation work, we provide structural analysis and retrofit design services for a myriad of buildings, enhancing the safety of these facilities. We work closely with our architectural design partners to ensure that retrofit measures improve the structure's safety and resiliency and support the building's functionality and architectural design intent.
tk1sc's structural engineering team provides design services for new buildings of all sizes and types. Our team combines expert knowledge of the building code and material design standards with practical experience in design and construction while engaging with key project stakeholders to develop shared goals and maintain design intent. This combination results in beautiful, cost-effective, and resilient buildings. Our team includes experts in Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Building Information Modeling (BIM), and parametric design, which allows us to provide industry-leading results to our clients.
Our structural team has industry-leading experience providing structural engineering services for photovoltaic (PV) energy projects. We offer engineering services for PV projects of all types, including rooftop, carport, ground-mount, and building integrated systems. tk1sc supports owners, architects, and PV contractors to provide engineered solutions covering all phases and aspects of PV systems: feasibility analysis of existing facilities, complete design of PV-supporting structures, anchorage design for ballasted systems, and full design of building-integrated and specialty PV systems. Our competent team of structural engineers provides expert guidance and comprehensive design solutions for your PV project.