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Structural Engineering

Achieving the best underlying “bones and muscles” for your project while meeting safety, environmental, technical, and economic goals is why our structural engineering team was formed. This latest service is a natural extension of the many already offered by ESD and offers 50+ years of design expertise to your projects.

Whether your interest is structural efficiency, optimization, speed of delivery, or creativity, we are here to help you realize your goals with personal, responsive service.

How Can We Help You?

Whether your project needs a focus solely on structural engineering support or as part of a larger complement of services ESD can offer, we have solutions for:

  • New building structural designs
  • Existing facility additions and expansions
  • Renovations of existing facilities
  • Adaptive reuse or repurposing of existing structures
  • Tenant improvement modifications
  • Equipment replacement loading and structural support modifications
  • Peer reviews for validation of designs or completeness
  • Feasibility studies, master planning, and condition assessments
  • Value engineering review and cost-saving alternatives

Our experts offer stand-alone structural engineering services or as part of an integrated team with ESD’s other expert services.

Industry Leadership Across Many Markets

Our Structural Engineering team helps some of the most complex architectural ideas and demanding projects come to life. Every project is important, no matter the scale. Their experience has helped improve society through the built environment across multiple markets and they are ready to help you with the following projects types:

  • High Rise Buildings, Workplace Interiors, and Real Estate Asset Repositioning: Commercial office
  • Mission Critical Facilities: Data centers, critical infrastructure
  • Healthcare and Life Sciences: Hospitals and labs
  • Hospitality and Residential: Multi-family, hotel, mixed-use
  • Industrial: Manufacturing, logistics
  • Government: United States (U.S.) General Services Administration (GSA) and U.S. Department of State Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) facilities
  • Civic and Community: Theaters, schools, entertainment venues, stadiums

Decades of Experience and Expertise

Our Structural Engineering leadership is anchored by a team of experts embracing design innovation and with a proven track record built over decades working together over a wide range of project types.

David Weihing and José Medero lead ESD’s structural engineering team to design the optimal structure for your project. Their hands-on leadership and involvement drive active collaboration and development of practical structural solutions, leveraging all our integrated resources to find the best outcomes for your project.

David Weihing

David Weihing, SE, PE

Managing Director of Structural Engineering

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Jose Medero

José Medero, SE, PE

Structural Engineering Practice Leader

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Other Services

Engineering is part of a full range of interconnected services that work to improve the built environment for your tenants. To learn more, click on a specific service on the right for more information. Or click on the button below for an overview of all of our service offerings.

Overview of All Services

Testimonial Quotes
Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it.
Sir Henry Royce | Acclaimed English Engineer

News and Events: Our Engineers in Action

The various facets of our services are reflected in the thought leadership, instructional videos, podcasts, and other information offerings we post regularly. Check out the latest.

ESD Connects at Career Fair

Described as the engineering, computer science, and information technology job fair of the year, “The Career Networking Experience – Fall 2022” kicks off in Chicago later this month. (Learn more about the Job Fair.)

Optimizing Project Execution Using BIM

ESD Digital Practice Leader Samir Abdelmawla joins a panel of industry experts to discuss how building information modeling (BIM) can help make construction projects go more smoothly. (Learn more about Chicago Build 2022.)

Lehrer Shares Creative Side to Engineering

Designing for today’s built environment requires imagination, unconventional thinking, and the ability to solve engineering problems in new ways. (Listen to the podcast.)

What Structural Engineering Solution Can We Bring to You?

Our engineers are geared to solve problems unique to your situation. How can we help?

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Interested in Making a Difference?

Our mission to improve society through the built environment is brought to life through our people. Structural Engineering is a major part of this vision. Are you ready to make a difference?

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