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Marion County officials dedicate new bridge near Withers Mill

By Edward Husar Herald-Whig Posted: Jul. 30, 2018 8:50 pm Updated: Jul. 30, 2018 9:03 pm HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Residents of the...

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Structural Engineering

Our Structural Department offers a full complement of structural engineering and design services to clientele in the public and private sectors.  The Department is led by Vice President/Principal Director Senior Engineer James D. Bensman, PE, SE, a registered Structural Engineer (SE), providing specialized expertise and experience for a wide range of projects.  Mr. Bensman brings 17 years of structural and bridge engineering and design experience.  He is responsible for the evaluation and assessment analysis report of the current condition of the existing structures, bridges and facilities, foundations, roof systems, basins, and items specifically called out during preliminary inspections.

The Structural Department offers structural integrity assessments, evaluations and reports; structural analysis and design of new and existing buildings, industrial structures, liquid‐containing structures, floodwalls, foundations, retaining walls, rehabilitation projects, assessment of water treatment plants and wastewater treatment plants, determination of suitable materials, development of cost estimates, and complete bridge engineering and design services.

Specialized services provided by our Structural Department include:

  • Structural Planning and Feasibility Studies
  • Insurance Investigations and Reports
  • Structural Retrofits
  • Construction Cost Estimates
  • Geo-Technical Evaluations
  • Structural Analysis & Design
  • Bridge Design and Analysis
  • Foundation Design
  • New Water Treatment Plant Design Services
  • Surface and Ground Water Supply Treatment Plants
  • Water Treatment Plant Facilities Improvements
  • Expansion, Renovation, and Repair
  • Raw Water intake Structure Design
  • Foundation design
  • Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • New Construction, Expansions & Rehabilitation
  • Retaining Wall Systems
  • Floodwall Design
  • Construction Engineering Services
  • Construction Management Services
  • Computer-Aided Design Drafting (CADD)

Our structural engineers are experienced in:

  • Determining suitable structural systems and components for specific applications
  • Determining analysis and design requirements
  • Analyzing integrity, capacity, and serviceability of existing structural systems
  • Structural system design and cost estimating
  • Determining most suitable use of structural material for each project, including cast-in-place and pre-stressed concrete, structural steel, masonry, pre-cast  concrete, and wood
  • Structural assessment of water treatment plants and  wastewater treatment plants
  • Bridge design and structural condition analysis
  • Ultrasonic thickness testing and subsurface defect detection testing on steel and concrete structures