Building Structural Engineering

Penn Central Engineering is your source for building structural engineering for commercial, institutional, and residential design projects. PCE will seamlessly integrate into your design team and develop solutions to your complex design challenges.

PCE is experienced in the structural analysis and design of a variety of building materials and systems appropriate to your specific design project.

  • Structural Steel
  • Reinforced Concrete
  • Masonry and CMU
  • Foundations & Retaining Walls
  • Engineered Wood Products
  • Dimension Lumber & Heavy Timbers
  • Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP)
  • Structural Aluminum
  • PCE is fully engaged in developing our designs and drawings using Building Information Modeling (BIM). PCE leverages the latest software and technology to develop construction drawings using Autodesk's RevitŪ and other intelligent building design platforms. Our structural models can be integrated with architectural and M/E/P models in order to ensure coordination as well as perform clash detection. Please see our BIM page for many examples of our building structural models.

    PCE also provides design for Metal Building System (MBS) foundations. These buildings have gained tremendous popularity due to their economical square foot costs and large uninterrupted open areas. PCE will work with your MBS supplier to develop foundation details based on the manufacturer's column and frame reactions. We can also integrate retaining walls into the foundation design for sloped building sites.