Existing STRUCTURES

Existing STRUCTURES

What We Do

At Russell Rowland, Inc. we offer structural engineering expertise for renovations, additions, and tenant improvement projects. From our headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida, we serve clients throughout the Southeastern United States with top-quality structural engineering. The goal of structural engineering for improvements or alterations to existing structures is to ensure the structural integrity of the property is maintained while achieving the architectural design goals. For example, a renovation to remove a load-bearing wall requires the technical knowledge to analyze the existing load path and design the required support to ensure the stability and the reliability of the structure.

What We Do

At Russell Rowland, Inc. we offer structural engineering expertise for renovations, additions, and tenant improvement projects. From our headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida, we serve clients throughout the Southeastern United States with top-quality structural engineering.The goal of structural engineering for improvements or alterations to existing structures is to ensure the structural integrity of the property is maintained while achieving the architectural design goals. For example, a renovation to remove a load-bearing wall requires the technical knowledge to analyze the existing load path and design the required support to ensure the stability and the reliability of the structure.

Existing Structures Services

Residential Renovations

For home renovations, structural engineers provide the expertise to understand how the renovations will impact the structural support system.

In current design trends, open concept living is highly desirable. In order to take an older segmented floor plan and create an open concept, framing and load-bearing elements must be relocated or altered. A Structural Engineer works alongside the homeowner, interior designer, architect or contractor to create the right solutions for a successful renovation.

 

Testimonial

"As a homeowner, I have never had the need for a structural engineer. As part of a kitchen/bathroom remodel project, I wanted to remove three walls and my contractor said I needed to have a structural engineer determine if the walls were load bearing or not. Jackie and her team were responsive, professional, and extremely sensitive to my time constraints. This is customer service as its best and the way all companies should operate. I am extremely impressed and recommend this company to anyone needing a structural engineer.

- Marsha P.

Commercial Renovations

For commercial renovations, it’s vital to include structural engineering in the planning process to ensure the safety of your property for employees, customers, and other tenants.

When adding new heavy equipment or moving walls to reconfigure a space, structural engineers will evaluate the foundation, roof, floor, and load-bearing elements to determine the need for additional structural support. 

Tenant Improvements

Professional engineering support makes tenant improvements more effective.

When a property owner makes changes to the structure to meet the needs of the tenant, the changes impact the total structure. This means even changes limited to one area may influence the soundness of load-bearing elements in other parts of the building from the adjusted weight distribution of relocated walls or equipment. Work with an experienced Structural Engineer early in the planning process to make the right decisions from the start. This saves you liability and money in the long run.

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Additions

Any addition to a commercial or residential property requires full signed & sealed engineering plans for permit.

We provide the design of the foundation, wall framing, roof, and floor system other structural elements required for permitting to ensure a stable, safe, and code compliant addition. 

Effective Solutions for Existing Structure Alterations

Russell Rowland, Inc. offers experienced structural engineering solutions for existing structures. With decades of experience, we provide service you can trust for your renovation, addition, or tenant improvement project. We serve both commercial and residential clients throughout the Southeast from our headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida. We value our clients and prioritize quality customer service, effective communication, value engineering, and efficient processes.

Effective Solutions for Existing Structure Alterations

Russell Rowland, Inc. offers experienced structural engineering solutions for existing structures. With decades of experience, we provide service you can trust for your renovation, addition, or tenant improvement project. We serve both commercial and residential clients throughout the Southeast from our headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida. We value our clients and prioritize quality customer service, effective communication, value engineering, and efficient processes.

Frequently asked questions

Renovations require structural engineering to ensure the building has the right design, materials, and elements to support the structure after the completion of the renovations. A Structural Engineer aids in all aspects of renovations from the planning stage to finished construction. A full signed & sealed engineering plan is required for permit. 

Much like with new construction, additions require an all-encompassing view of the construction project. This means that all aspects from the initial plan through the finished project must come together to create a cohesive design. The expertise of a Structural Engineer is vital to build a successful addition to maintain your property’s value and create a safe living or working environment.

A full signed & sealed engineering plan is required for permit. 

Let's Improve It

  • Damage Analysis
  • Pre-Purchase Evaluation
  • Cracked Slabs or Foundations
  • Repairs
  • Code Interpretation
  • Permitting Assistance
  • Design Concept
  • Project Completion
  • Structural Integrity
  • Renovations
  • Tenant Improvements
  • Additions

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