Commercial Structural Engineers for a Solid Foundation

Elevate your builds with the Bancroft team.

Fortify Your Foundation With Our Structural Engineers

Bancroft takes a meticulous approach to structural analysis and design to ensure the safety, longevity, and cost-efficiency of your commercial building. Our structural engineers use advanced software and modeling techniques to predict the structure’s performance under various load conditions and environmental factors.

We conduct sophisticated seismic analysis to design lateral force-resisting systems that can withstand earthquake forces and mitigate damage. We also assess wind loads, snow loads, and potential impacts from floods, storms, and other hazards based on your building’s size, location, and exposure.

Our attention to detail allows us to optimize the structural system and specify appropriate materials to reduce costs. This includes choosing the most suitable framing types and configurations for your loads and span lengths, such as post-and-beam construction, steel-braced frames, or reinforced concrete shear walls.

Proven Expertise in the Commercial Sector

Bancroft’s commercial structural engineering portfolio includes small-scale tenant improvements and complex projects for major high-rises. We know the ins and outs of the relevant building codes, standards, and permit requirements. We steer your project to success.

We collaborate closely with the architect, MEP engineers, and other project stakeholders from concept to completion. Our familiarity with common commercial building materials and systems allows us to integrate seamlessly into the design process.

We have provided structural engineering services for a wide variety of commercial building projects, including:

  • Office buildings
  • Retail spaces
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Hospitals
  • Universities
  • Industrial facilities
  • Recreational facilities
  • Parking garages

Find the Right Consultative Fit for Your Space

Careful phasing and minimal disruption are imperative when undertaking projects in active, round-the-clock facilities like yours. Our team has extensive experience maintaining operations in hospitals, data centers, and other 24/7 workplaces. We know how to plan staged construction with the least possible impact on your team and customers.

Learn About Our Robust Structure and Infrastructure Engineering Strategies

As a full-service commercial structural engineering firm, Bancroft offers comprehensive structural analysis, design, and construction support services for commercial projects of all sizes and complexities. Our experienced team of licensed structural engineers, technical staff, and field representatives work closely with architects, contractors, and owners to deliver cost-effective and innovative structural solutions.

  • Seismic and Wind Design

    We specialize in designing buildings to withstand seismic events and high wind loads. Our seismic evaluations help you understand your earthquake risks and make informed upgrades.

    We design lateral force-resisting systems utilizing shear walls, braced frames, and moment frames. Our wind engineering services include wind tunnel testing, computational fluid dynamics analysis, and designing lateral systems to resist extreme winds.

  • Rehabilitation and Historic Preservation

    Bancroft has successfully rehabilitated and preserved many historic structures. We evaluate existing structural systems and deficiencies. Our solutions reinforce structures while maintaining architectural integrity and historical significance. We also provide adaptive reuse consultations to convert buildings to new occupancies.

  • Load-Bearing Studies and Structural Analysis

    Our engineers conduct thorough load-bearing studies using advanced software to model dead, live, wind, seismic, and snow loads. We analyze slabs, beams, girders, columns, shear walls, foundations, and lateral systems. Our reports outline code compliance and detail reinforcement requirements. We also perform finite element analysis for unique structures.

  • Pre-Cast Design

    Bancroft has extensive experience with pre-cast concrete design for buildings and infrastructure projects. Our engineers optimize pre-cast elements for constructability, maximizing off-site fabrication to minimize on-site construction time and costs. We partner with pre-cast suppliers to integrate their systems into our designs.

  • Steel Structural Engineering

    Bancroft provides steel structural design services for projects of all sizes. We design steel frames, trusses, and components using the latest design standards and modeling techniques. Our steel specialists ensure designs are practical, economical, and coordinated with other building systems.

  • Concrete Structural Engineering

    Our licensed structural engineers design reinforced concrete elements, including foundations, columns, beams, slabs, and walls. We optimize concrete mixes, reinforcements, and formwork systems for cost-effectiveness, constructability, and structural integrity. Bancroft has over a decade of experience engineering cast-in-place, pre-cast, and post-tensioned concrete structures.

Experience Detail-Oriented Foundation Assessment and Design

Bancroft evaluates existing foundations and provides strengthening solutions or designs for new foundations. We consider constructability, access limitations, and phasing to develop economical foundation solutions that work within project constraints. Our services include:

  • Investigating underpinning and repair options for foundations in poor condition
  • Designing foundations to support additions or increased loads
  • Assessing causes of foundation problems like cracking and settlement
  • Providing foundation designs for site improvements and infrastructure

Projects in the Past Decade

Receive Comprehensive Construction Support From Focused Structural Consultants

Proactive site visits and client feedback help avoid issues that could lead to change orders or delays. We also review shop drawings and calculations for prefabricated components.

We provide the following services during the construction phase to help ensure successful project delivery:

  • Responding to contractor RFIs and submittal reviews
  • Issuing supplementary sketches and details
  • Providing technical advice to the contractor
  • Reviewing placement of embedded items
  • Attending construction meetings
  • Performing structural observations at critical milestones