Structural Engineering

Structural Engineering Services

Forell/Elsesser Engineers is an award-winning structural and earthquake engineering firm which has been in continuous practice for more than fifty years. Our large portfolio of projects comprises new and rehabilitated facilities of all types of construction, demonstrating our experience in all aspects of structural engineering and seismic design.

We consider ourselves to be “problem-solvers” who bring a fresh outlook to each structural challenge and who also take into account individual and unique project requirements, criteria, and budget limitations. Our broad experience with structural concepts enables us to develop integrated structural solutions for our clients and produce cost effective and innovative design solutions.

Innovative Design

Forell/Elsesser leads the way in developing new and innovative seismic resistant designs. In keeping with this, we are also early adopters of applications based on new research findings and innovations. Because of our commitment to innovation in engineering, we have pioneered the use of seismic base isolation systems, passive damping systems, and buckling restrained brace frames (BRBF), amongst other design innovations.

Our methodology consists of using custom nonlinear procedures to predict and assess the structural performance of a building beyond what is possible with simplified linear analyses as well as studying numerous alternatives, which enables us to estimate earthquake damage and its impact on building occupants and building function.

Services Include:

  • Project Feasibility Studies
  • Seismic Risk Evaluations
  • Structural System Studies
  • Complete Structural Engineering Services
  • Design and Construction Document Services
  • Post Earthquake and Seismic Evaluations and Strengthening
  • Restoration and Rehabilitation
  • Special Seismic Analyses
  • Building Surveys and Studies
  • Construction Engineering for Contractors
  • Legal Consulting
  • Code and Peer Reviews
  • Value Engineering