Richard J. Driscoll, Consulting Engineer (RJDCE) serves a broad variety of project stakeholders, including design professionals in various disciplines. RJDCE can provide design professionals and their clients with specialty technical and risk management solutions for all phases of construction projects.
Architects are team-builders and RJDCE contributes depth to the design team with specialty foundation engineering and “site-structural” services to manage the challenges and risks of building in the urban environment.
In addition, RJDCE is capable of tackling unconventional small projects, like the design of structural support for architectural components like partitions, ceilings, parapets and appurtenances.
RJDCE’s services complement those offered by structural engineering firms who design buildings and bridges. RJDCE provides a rigorous approach to foundation elements and below-ground structures that integrates soil mechanics, structural design and construction considerations. RJDCE will also take on structural engineering challenges beyond the design of new work, such as excavation support, underpinning and shoring, as well as assessment, protection and monitoring of structures adjacent to construction. These “site-structural” services are not offered by most structural engineering firms.
In addition, RJDCE can provide general structural engineering capabilities to assist structural engineering firms to add capability or capacity on a project or task basis.
Civil engineering projects in the water, waste-water and transportation markets often include incidental structures like vaults, pump stations, culverts and retaining walls that require both structural and geotechnical design capabilities. RJDCE’s technically rigorous and integrated approach to geostructural problems is well suited to the design and construction of these structures.
The design of foundations, underpinning, excavation support systems and other geotechnical construction have structural considerations, like design loads, concrete reinforcing and connection design that may be beyond the core capabilities geotechnical firms. RJDCE can provide geotechnical engineers with analysis and structural design of foundation elements, earth-retention systems and other structures, as well as assistance with specifications and construction documents.