Evaluation and Upgrade Services
NIC Consultants provide a comprehensive array of structural engineering services for buildings. These include field visits, data collection and recording, structural evaluation, reporting findings, structural upgrades, seismic strengthening, and retrofit of the existing systems. Our team possesses the knowledge and the experience necessary to deal with wood, masonry, and steel structures.
We have in-depth knowledge on the applicable code requirements and application of performance-based criteria for existing buildings. Our evaluation approach is carefully tailored to various site conditions and utilizes state-of-knowledge methods to provide performance-based evaluations, using FEMA and ATC guidelines and ASCE standards for our projects. We are certified to use the USRC rating in conjunction with use of ASTM and HAZUS to develop PML evaluation reports.
Our meticulous approach and attention to detail have allowed us to detect structural deficiencies as soon as possible. NIC routinely combines conventional techniques with advanced technologies for seismic evaluations and upgrading buildings, producing suitable solutions that avoid interrupting ongoing building operations and successfully completing our projects within the budget.
NIC managing principal, Mr. TJ Eimani, has led the structural evaluation and strengthening of various projects for public clients such as unified school districts and state agencies, namely LAUSD, AOC, OSHPD, DSA, UC & CSU.