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Old Structures Engineering

Structural engineering for existing buildings
Certified Since: March, 2015
Location: New York, New York, United States
Sector: Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

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Old Structures is a firm of consulting engineers who work on old structures. While they work on many types of projects, the core of Old Structure's practice is the profession of structural engineering. There are many definitions of the field, but they all share several concepts: their work includes analysis and design of buildings and other structures for real-world loads, in order to provide for safe and serviceable use. Because Old Structures works with existing buildings, their analyses often include investigation of existing conditions or failure. In fact, their standard scope of work includes an investigation phase, something that is not true of structural engineering firms in general.

Old Structures Engineering is dedicated to the idea that old buildings are not only as good as new ones, but can be better because they are cultural artifacts that help inform us all of who and where they are. Preserving and reusing old buildings strengthen our common history by preserving the locations and appearance of our cities and towns, while at the same time saving energy and natural resources by reusing existing built structure rather than demolishing it and building new.

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