Kestrel provides civil / structural engineering and design services for retrofit and new plant construction.  Complex retrofit projects often involve unique engineering challenges, requiring reuse, repurposing and/or expansion of existing foundations and structures.  Whether adding levels to existing pipe racks, floors to existing buildings or new equipment to existing foundations, cost-effective solutions require an experience-based combination of engineering judgment and analysis. This is the environment of nearly every project we support.

We provide comprehensive services, including modeling and analysis, preparation of construction specifications and construction documents, and technical / field liaison and support services.  We have substantial experience in local, national and international building / fire codes and analytic techniques to support any industrial project.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Seismic Integrity and Retrofit Analysis
  • Cold Climate Design
  • Liquefaction Zone Foundation Analysis
  • Over-Pressure / Blast Resistance Analysis
  • Complex Structural Retrofit Analysis
  • Vibration Analysis

In conjunction with our technical partners, civil engineering and design services and deliverables include:

  • Site Grading and Paving
  • Subsurface Utilities
  • Plant Road / Access Layout and Design
  • Railway Layout and Design
  • Geotechnical Investigation Specification
  • Site Survey Specification / Coordination
  • Process Sewer Systems
  • Tank / Vessel Dikes and Containment Design
  • Crane Pad and Heavy Lift Planning and Design
  • Storm Water Management

Structural engineering and design services and deliverables include:

  • General and Critical Equipment Foundations
  • Piling, Caissons and other Deep Foundation Systems
  • Pre-Engineered Buildings Specification
  • Modular Structures and Industrial Enclosures
  • Bulk Material Silos, Bins and Hoppers
  • Conveyor Structures and Transfer Towers
  • Bulk Material Conveyor Design
  • Bulk Material Stockpile Reclaim Tunnels
  • Fireproofing
  • Fall Protection
  • Liquid Retaining Concrete Structures
  • Steel, Concrete, and Masonry Structures
  • Pipe Racks and Engineered Supports
  • Equipment Structural Support and Access
  • Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices
  • Monorails and Bridge Cranes
  • Permitting Assistance
  • Corrosive Chemical Containment Liner Specification
  • Industrial Elevators
  • Trestle Bridge Systems