TEC Services provides complete structural engineering support for the design, renovation, analysis, inspection, and evaluation of structural systems. Quality planning and technical ability allow our structural engineers to provide practical and efficient solutions for our clients. Our staff has the expertise in structural design and structural repairs to look beyond the obvious answer and help solve our client’s problems.
TEC Services structural engineers specialize in reinforced concrete construction, but are able to provide engineering support in all areas of construction. Within house specialty testing such as Petrography and non-destructive testing, we are able to determine the causes of distress and thus more complete and comprehensive solutions to structural problems. Our services range from issuing immediate shoring recommendations to long term solutions including repair details, project specifications, and bid documents. Our areas of expertise include the following:
- Structural Rehabilitation and Repair
- Shoring Design
- Failure Analysis/Forensic Engineering
- Settlement Evaluation
- Foundation Strengthening and Underpinning
- Exterior Facade Repair
- Restoration and repair design of distressed and deteriorated structures
- Metal Failure Evaluations and Laboratory Testing
- Finite element and structural modeling
Change of Use Design/Strengthening of Existing Structural Systems/Capacity Calculations
Whether it be adding a chiller on a roof or a stair case in an elevated slab, a facility’s structural components are frequently subject to changes in design loads. TEC Services not only has to capabilities to provide design for the modifications, but also the evaluation of as built construction necessary for structural engineers to begin the design process. Our testing methods can determine member dimensions, number and location of pre-stressed, post tensioned, and conventional reinforcing, concrete compressive strengths, and steel tensile strengths.
TEC Services, Inc.’s visual condition assessments can usually be completed in one day with the subsequent written report to follow in about a week (depending on the size of the project). The written report typically presents a list of recommended immediate and maintenance related repairs (if any). Because understanding the order of magnitude of needed repairs is crucial to many of our clients, an opinion of cost for recommended repairs is frequently included in our reports. If a more in depth evaluation is required, we have the capabilities to employ more precise techniques such as Petrography, non-destructive testing, and structural analysis software. A structural condition assessment from TEC Services, Inc. minimizes risk to patrons and assists in cost effectively managing facilities. We can also assist with due diligence by performing Property Condition Assessments per ASTM E2018 – 08.
TEC Services provides complete structural engineering support for the design, renovation, analysis, inspection, and evaluation of structural systems. Quality planning and technical ability allow our structural engineers to provide practical and efficient solutions for our clients. Our staff has the expertise in structural design and structural repairs to look beyond the obvious answer and help solve our client’s problems. The following presents our primary design services:
- Seismic & Wind Load Retrofit
- Design of Replacement Structures, Roofs and Floors
- Roof Anchorage System Evaluation, Testing and Certification per ANSI/IWCA I 14.1
- Design of Components and Cladding
- Finite Element and Structural Modeling
Expert Witness and Litigation Support
TEC Services is licensed to perform engineering and structural engineering services in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. Our staff brings over 100 years of combined experience and has worked closely with owners, engineers, architects, and contractors to determine causes for structural distress.