Site-structural engineering is an interdisciplinary engineering specialty concerned with interfacing new construction to the existing conditions of an urban site. It represents a holistic approach to a diverse set of design and construction problems, including foundations and below-ground space, temporary works, and the protection and monitoring of adjacent facilities.
Site-structural engineering for the urban environment is a specialty of Richard J. Driscoll, Consulting Engineer (RJDCE). RJDCE presents experience providing these services for project in several cities in the northeast and mid-Atlantic regions, including New York and Washington, DC.
RJDCE’s site-stuctural services include:
- Assessment of existing structures adjacent to construction;
- Foundation design for urban sites;
- Support of excavation;
- Underpinning and other protective works;
- Structural shoring and temporary structures;
- Monitoring plans and data review;
- Demolition and construction damage assessment and claims support;
- Peer reviews for abutters and other third-party stakeholders.
See also: Urban Construction