Site-Structural Engineering

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

Learn More: Site-Structural Engineering for the Urban Environment