Residential building construction, generally defined as one and two family dwellings, typically must comply with prescriptive requirements of the applicable Residential Code. Structural elements, foundations and connections can often be selected directly from the code so that it is not necessary to engage an engineer for residential projects. However, there are circumstances in which residential owners and their architects and contractors can benefit from engaging a structural engineer to improve the performance or reduce the risks involved with a complex project or to efficiently and effectively assess existing conditions and remediate distress.
RJD Residential provides structural and foundation engineering services for residential projects to homeowners, as well as to residential architects and contractors, including:
- Condition Assesment, Investigations and Consulting Services
- Foundation and Retaining Wall Design and Assessment
- Structural Design for New Residential Buildings, Alterations and Additions
Structural and Foundation Engineering, Assessments, Investigations and Risk Management services for non-residential projects are available through Richard J. Driscoll, Consulting Engineer.