Structural Engineering

An integrated approach.

Structural Engineering Field Services

At JDS, we stay ahead of demands and at the forefront of technology, knowledge and skill investments. Whether you need inspections, evaluations, repair recommendations or construction monitoring, we can help.

  • Third-party inspections Inspection services to help your project move faster, including roof systems, wall systems, floor systems, footings and foundations.
  • Structural evaluations for existing buildings Structural inspections for existing structures before and after the sale. Evaluations of owner concerns or structural items found by private inspectors.
  • Structural engineering for damaged joists and trusses Evaluations and repair recommendations for damaged I-joists and trusses.
  • Structural evaluations for renovations and additions We work with renovation companies and homeowners to evaluate planned renovations and additions. JDS provides structural engineering for Raleigh-area renovations featured on HGTV’s “Love It or List It,” and for the ABC series “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”
  • Structural evaluation for municipality-inspection items Follow-up inspections as requested by contractors after municipality inspections.
  • Structural evaluations for companies that specialize in restoration We work with companies that provide restoration services to property owners after fire, water or other damage by providing evaluations and repair recommendations.

Structural Engineering Design Services

JDS has earned a reputation for value engineering and constructability. Our plans and reports balance expertise and expedience. Professionals can easily read and understand JDS deliverables and incorporate our comprehensive engineering solutions into their building processes.

JDS applies a holistic, broad perspective to your project, offering insight into the relationships among the parts of a structure, as well as the way structures interact with their surroundings. Each discipline within the company works closely with the others, and we work closely with you, communicating every step of the way. The benefits include a streamlined process that removes potential obstacles before they occur.

We work with contractors, project owners, developers and homebuilders on new construction and renovation projects. We offer shallow- and deep-foundation analysis and design services for new and existing construction, and pre-cast concrete foundation systems.