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Essential Structural Engineering offers services in the following areas of practice:


Design of new buildings, additions and alterations, including adaptive reuse.


Forensic and failure investigations, including expert witness testimony.

Contractor Support

Contractor support services: design of temporary shoring, cold-formed steel, connections and delegated items “by others.”


Condition surveys and assessments of existing structures for due diligence and other purposes.


Building restoration services for façades, concrete, masonry, plazas and parking garages.


Parts and Components of Buildings: equipment supports, railings, curbs, solar energy arrays, green roofs, museum exhibits, equipment, etc.


Seismic and wind certification of equipment and their supports.

Project Owner Experience includes:

Hospital and Healthcare Institutions

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Methodist Hospital
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Phoenixville Hospital
Pottstown Hospital
Veterans Administration


Astra Zeneca
Catalent Pharma Solutions
Datwyler Pharma USA
Sungard Availability Services

Higher Education Institutions

Bloomsburg University
Cheyney University
University of Pennsylvania
West Chester University


El Dorado Metals
Hart & Cooley
Ingenia Technologies
Security Chimneys International Systecon
Teco Metals Products
Thybar Corporation

Property Owners and Managers

ASI Management
Brandywine Realty Trust
One Penn Management
Pearl Properties

We provide structural engineering services to a greatly diverse group of clientele, including:

  • Architects
  • Contractors
  • Developers
  • Engineers
  • Fabricators
  • Facility Managers
  • Institutional Owners
  • Insurance Companies
  • Lawyers
  • Manufacturers
  • Masonry and Concrete Restoration Contractors
  • Private Owners
  • Property Managers
  • Real Estate Agents
  • Specialty Contractors