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Projects

Existing Structures Engineering, Inc. (ESE)  specializes in the evaluation, remediation, and preservation of existing structures, plants, and facilities that have been compromised by corrosion, water intrusion, fire, overloading or other events.

This involves the need for many specialized skillsets or specialties.

PROJECT AREAS

BRIDGES, SYNCROLIFTS

CATHODIC PROTECTION OF BRIDGES & STRUCTURES

Cathodic Protection is a technique utilized as a corrosion control method by harnessing the potential voltage differences of dissimilar metals and/or applying an impressed current to mitigate corrosion.  ESE can provide Cathodic Protection Specialist (CPS) services for construction oversight as required by FDOT.  All of ESE’s technicians are NACE certified and operate under the auspices of a NACE certified CPS who is also a registered Florida Professional Engineer (PE).

Condominiums

CONDOMINIUMS

Corrosion of reinforced concrete, especially in a harsh coastal environment, is a very specialized field in which ESE has decades of experience. Condominiums are continuously battling this ongoing problem. In Brevard county alone, ESE has serviced hundreds of buildings and tens of thousands of balconies.

Existing Structures Engineering, Inc. is not affiliated with any contractor, supplier or installer – we are completely objective and independent. A Registered Professional Engineer who has undergone training by the American Society of Civil Engineers in Structural Evaluation of Existing Structures would supervise or conduct the work.

Existing Structures Engineering, Inc. has won several awards for work related to the evaluation and repair of corroded structures. Awards have been received from The International Concrete Repair Institute (3 separate awards including an Award of Excellence), Florida Engineering Society (Grand Award in Engineering Excellence) and The American Shotcrete Institute.

To learn more about the three phased approach and how ESE can help with your concrete restoration project, please see: Condition Survey & Evaluation – Phase 1 , Repair & Remediation Design – Phase 2, Construction Engineering & Inspection – Phase 3.

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PORTS, TANKS AND SHIPLIFTS

Corrosion is broadly defined as the degradation of material properties due to the effects of the environment.  Corrosion in the coastal environment is an especially insidious and destructive force that cannot remain unchecked for very long.  The coastal regions of Florida represent the most corrosive environment in the continental United States.  Structures can be adversely affected within only a few years of construction.  Success in combating corrosion demands specialists like Existing Structures Engineering that understand how structures and materials of construction are affected by corrosion, as well as the corrosive mechanisms at work in the aggressive coastal environment.

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COMMERCIAL & GOVERNMENT FACILITIES

Corrosion is broadly defined as the degradation of material properties due to the effects of the environment.  Corrosion in the coastal environment is an especially insidious and destructive force that cannot remain unchecked for very long.  The coastal regions of Florida represent the most corrosive environment in the continental United States.  Structures can be adversely affected within only a few years of construction.  Success in combating corrosion demands specialists like Existing Structures Engineering that understand how structures and materials of construction are affected by corrosion, as well as the corrosive mechanisms at work in the aggressive coastal environment

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THEME PARKS & OTHER SPECIALTY PROJECTS

Corrosion does not only affect metals which are boldly exposed to the coastal environment. Embedded steel (reinforcement of concrete), concrete, wood, plastics, and composites are all affected by the environment.  The degradation mechanisms may differ, but the ultimate result is a diminution of properties over time.  Left unchecked, degradation will eventually result in structurally significant failures.  Manifestations of corrosion include loss of section properties, spalling of concrete and wood rot.  All of these problems can lead to localized or global failures affecting structural stability, as well as life safety issues.

DO YOU SUSPECT THAT IT’S TIME TO PERFORM A CONDITION SURVEY & EVALUATION OF YOUR STRUCTURE?

Give us a call, we will be happy to answer questions or provide some insight about your next step.

We at ESE, thank You for the Opportunity to be of help!