Structural Engineering Department

Our comprehensive structures department has helped both private and public clients enhance aesthetics, reduce future maintenance costs, and improve safety on projects. By exploring options to provide the most cost-effective use of your project dollar, you can be assured that we always keep the bottom line in sight through planning, design, and construction.

Our growing Structures team offers expertise in a wide variety services, including inspection and testing services for buildings and bridges, transportation structures, and building rehabilitation and design. Our licensed staff have over 80 years of combined experience to help solve your most challenging projects with attention to detail you will appreciate.

Inspection and Testing Services
Fisher Associates has performed biennial and in-depth inspections and Level 1 and Level 2 Load Ratings for the evaluation and design of bridges for the NYSDOT, NYS Thruway Authority, and over 20 municipalities in New York State, from short span bridge replacements to multi-span and long-span complex fixed and moveable structures. We have also performed inspections of parking garages and buildings to determine condition, capacity, and evaluation for rehabilitation projects.

We begin with a site evaluation, inspection, and survey of your structure. Then, we present you with options and site enhancements that fit your budget. By including your maintenance staff in planning and design phases, we develop design details that minimize the need for regular maintenance and provide a project that is serviceable by County crews, equipment, and capabilities.

If you have concrete issues, Non-destructive testing (NDT) is a cost-effective way to determine the extent of damage or defective construction. It can provide detailed information not obtainable from visual inspection or invasive sampling. Testing will map out the location, depth, and size of cracks, voids, delaminations, and other flaws. We have performed in-depth testing and analysis utilizing Impact-Echo and Impulse Response methods to evaluate new and existing parking garages to help determine appropriate levels of repair required for each structure.

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Fisher Associates is prepared to
meet your needs for inspection, evaluation, analysis, and design Our technical expertise can be applied the following types of projects:

Bridge replacements and rehabilitations
  • short-span prefabricated structures
  •  long-span and multi-span bridges
  • curved steel multi-girder bridges
  • truss and prestressed concrete structures
     

Culverts

Retaining walls

Pedestrian bridges

Slope failure remediation

Non-Destructive Testing