Using technical sophistication combined with practical design solutions, PDC’s structural group provides structural engineering for a wide variety of clients and projects. We protect our client’s projects against some of the most severe combinations of environmental conditions seen anywhere in the world; massive snow loads, high coastal winds, earthquakes, and extreme cold. From artwork to bridges to multi-storied facilities we have the experience and technical expertise to make your project a success no matter what the challenge.
- Components & Equipment Support
- Commercial & Public Facilities
- Evaluations & Inspections
- Housing & Custom Homes
- Military & Industrial
Components & Equipment Support
PDC’s structural engineers excel at planning and designing facilities that involve industrials shops such as vehicle maintenance, chemical storage, equipment maintenance, and power plant facilities. We provide our technical expertise to new or existing facilities that often include heavy cranes, mezzanines, material storage, wash bays, oil and lube equipment, welding equipment, and vehicle lifts. We are known for working closely with user groups to develop practical solutions to the often complex challenges in the operational layout of these facilities. We offer specialty expertise in equipment and seismic bracing and support for mechanical and electrical building elements.
Commercial & Public Facilities
PDC’s project experience includes complex institutional facilities such as museums, libraries, hospitals, labs, medical research facilities, and higher education facilities. Our structural team has an excellent track record of providing practical analysis and cost-effective, detailed, design solutions. Our reputation for responding to fast-tracked, compressed, schedules and completing our projects in an efficient and complete manner is unsurpassed.
Evaluations & Inspections
PDC is an expert in performing structural and seismic evaluations, analysis, inspections, and upgrades of existing facilities throughout Alaska. Our experience is extremely beneficial when considering upgrades or additions to existing structures. The evaluation of building envelopes can trigger the need for seismic evaluations or seismic upgrades to a structure due to additional building mass. We have the team and experience to provide comprehensive evaluations that minimize overall cost and extend the economic benefit of the structure for our clients. Our experience includes traditional on-site condition surveys and evaluations, seismic inspections, structural special inspections, as well as module design and prefabrication approaches.
Housing & Custom Homes
The increasing complexity of homes and housing related facilities, the use of innovative materials and technologies, and increasing populations have introduces many unique challenges for design professionals. These situations provide PDC’s structural engineers the chance to meet and surpass expectations. PDC focuses on delivering high quality and high functioning designs on time and within budget. PDC has accomplished projects for the design, remodel and/or rehabilitation of custom family homes, residential family housing, barracks, dormitories, and support facilities for over 20 years.
Military & Industrial
Military and Industrial projects have unique requirements. Our structural team’s approach to the design process places the experience and diverse background of our staff at the disposal of the project, thereby providing the project with the complete breadth of experience embodied within our firm. We have the experience and proven track record to successfully guide projects from the first design charrette to the time the keys are handed over to the facility user. Our structural engineers are experts in Mission Critical facilities that require designs to include anti-terrorism protection, large blast protection, and High-altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) hardening. PDC has worked on nearly every Army and Air Force Base located in Alaska.