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Engineering & Consulting

Our structural engineering services can include assessment, investigation and repair design solutions

SGS TEC can help prevent structural distress from reaching the point of failure or collapse, and extend service life. With over 80 years of combined experience, our team of professional Engineers, Geologists, Technicians, and Laboratory Specialists possess the skills necessary to assess, investigate, and develop structural solutions.

We have proven experience extending structural service life on multi-million-dollar restoration projects

We can evaluate the current condition of your structure(s) through visual assessment, exploratory and non-destructive testing, structural evaluation and analysis, and repair and strengthening design. These services have been used on multiple projects, from mitigating moisture and corrosion related deterioration in coastal environments, to restoring structural capacity to deficient members due to a lack of waterproofing, construction defects, or long-term deferred maintenance.

Structural Assessment Services

  • Structural Condition Assessment
  • Assessment of Original Construction Documents and Codes
  • Engineering to Develop Repair and Restoration Documents
  • Construction Administration and Engineering Review
  • Upgrades to Current Codes
  • Building Repurposing

Field Services

  • Nondestructive Evaluations (NDE, NDT, GPR, UPV, impact echo, Corrosion Potential)
  • Conscientious Core Sampling
  • Corrosion Evaluation and Assessment
  • Construction Observations and Consulting
  • Concrete Durability and Compressive Strength Testing
  • Reinforcement Condition and Modulus/Yield Strength Testing
  • Structural Monitoring (cracks, settlement, member performance, stresses, etc.)
  • Structural Load Testing

Petrographic Evaluation

  • Concrete
  • Aggregates
  • Coatings
  • Repair Quality and Bond
  • Corrosion
  • Air Void Quality
  • Chloride/Carbonation
  • Sulfate Attack
  • ASR, ACR, and DEF evaluations
  • Historic Preservation
  • Product Testing and Evaluation
Roof Panel Load Test


  • Parking Garage Condition Assessments
  • Roofs & Facades Condition Assessments
  • Structural Distress (facilities)
  • Roof Anchorages & Window Washing Safety
  • Change of Use Design
  • Structural Design
  • Rebar Corrosion NDT

Forensic Engineering

  • Fire Damage
  • Mass Concrete Placement
  • Collapse & Structural Failure Investigation
  • Construction and/or Material Defect assessment
  • Assessment and Repairs due to Natural Disasters (tornado, hurricane, earthquake, etc.)

Key to Success

The key to developing long-term repair solutions involves understanding the underlying deterioration, developing a plan to mitigate those problems and building the right team of qualified engineers, contractors, and materials representatives

With the recent collapse of the 12-story condominium in Miami, Florida, a lot of attention will be placed on the necessity of performing routine structural condition assessments of buildings – specifically structures exposed to the elements. SGS TEC can perform visual condition assessments in accordance with ASTM, ACI, and ICRI recommendations, as well as exploratory services in accordance with ACI 562.

We have the experience necessary to visually assess the condition of a structure, to develop and carry-out critical testing and exploratory services, and to develop strengthen, restore, and repair structures safe for public occupancy. Our staff is experienced in working with Structural Engineers, Architects, Contractors, and Building Owners, which allows us to work as the critical point of contact for a project, or a key asset along the pipeline.