Investigative Services

Structural Consultant to Building Owners and Managers

As an extension of building design and investigative work, the firm provides evaluation services for building owners and managers. This includes the evaluation of parking structures, brick facades, roofs, foundations, or other structural components. The firm also analyzes existing buildings to determine floor load capacities, seismic resistance, and alternatives when major renovations are considered, such as the addition of elevators, stairs, and  levels.

Forensic Structural Investigation Projects

These projects include the investigation and/or analysis of failed or distressed structures for architects, owners, engineers, insurance companies, and attorneys. This type of work can range from the investigation of an individual residence to the analysis of a complex building or bridge.

Construction Monitoring and Services to Lending Institutions

RBA has provided consulting services to banks and insurance companies since 1975. We draw on our many years of experience in the construction and engineering fields to assist lenders, contractors, and developers. Our experience enables us to provide technical information that is needed as the project advances through various stages to completion, such as review of documents, on-site evaluations, and review of existing facilities. Our professional staff, exposed to diverse design conditions, is an excellent fit for this work.