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Special Projects

Most of the projects BSM Engineering handles are unique in nature. Our experience has largely been shaped by taking on the challenges that most structural consulting firms could not or would not address. As a result, we offer extensive experience serving niche markets that include marine structures, construction engineering, advanced deep foundation services, railroad bridges and seismic engineering.

BSM Engineering has had numerous opportunities to work on historic structures of all kinds, including historic marine structures like the 1914 Port of Astoria Pier.

We are also located in a high wind region along the Oregon Cascade Subduction Zone, which has enabled us to acquire vast experience designing and engineering buildings that are structurally sound and able to withstand a punishing climate.

Concrete Strengthening

  • Development of cost-effective methods for building retrofits and rehabilitation
  • Utilization of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP), pressure injected epoxy and Shotcrete spray
  • Avoidance of replacement costs for large structures and fulfillment of historic preservation requirements

Historic Building Preservation

In addition to concrete strengthening, we must often use advanced preservation techniques to maintain historic buildings’ appearances and durability against harsh weather conditions.

Seismic and Wind Engineering

Detailed, comprehensive seismic and wind engineering services for schools, hospitals, correctional facilities, courthouses, government buildings and other structures.

BSM engineering employs experienced seismic engineers who specialize in the practice of developing projects on Performance Based Seismic Design (PBSD), which predicts a building’s performance when subject to an earthquake.

We also have a wide breadth of experience and knowledge in understanding strong ground motions and soft and stiff soil properties.