simplify and fast-track the building process

As contractors, you have the distinct challenge of bringing all the materials and moving parts of a project into harmony. Driven by deadlines, every structural engineering decision directly impacts your ability to keep the build moving forward and deliver on architect and owner expectations.

Leverage the knowledge of Jezerinac Group to make your life easier by implementing a structural system that is logical, constructible, and economically feasible.

Eliminate structural systems complexity

The types of materials you use in a building’s structural system can mean the difference between a highly complex build or one that’s simple and elegant, with significantly fewer headaches. For that reason, you can leverage our advanced understanding and the available alternatives based on project limitations.

We provide engineering services and design assistance to builders for a variety of structural systems. Overall, systems include structural steel framing and connections, post-tensioned concrete, precast concrete, site-cast (tilt-up) wall panels, cold-formed metal framing, and more.

Construction engineering and steel connection design meet hurricane season to achieve an architectural vision. We enjoy designing new buildings from scratch, but the rubber meets the road when it is time to build the project in the field. In this case, our client, the steel fabricator and erector, approached us with this unique museum project. The scope contained tremendous architectural and structural complexity.

The museum expansion consisted of a complex multi-story system of external steel trusses. The truss system was required to achieve long spans and aggressive cantilevers. Like a giant exoskeleton, the 35 ft deep trusses support three stories (218 tons of material and patrons). What’s more, it was designed to create a column-less 68 ft span that also cantilevers 15 ft off the primary structure. A truly inspiring sight!


Building a vision… through hurricane season​

Client Success Story

Baker Museum

Builder-centered services tailored to your project needs

Builders, simplify your construction process with the right structural systems. 

Let us take the weight of specialty engineering needs off your shoulders.


  • Building and maintaining a parametric model containing intelligent/actionable information and building data.  In general, it is utilized for documentation, increased effectiveness of interdisciplinary coordination, clash detection, 3D visualization and improved knowledge transfer, rapid prototyping, virtual design & construction (VDC), and many other uses by all project stakeholders.

  • Design of connections when delegated by the Engineer of Record, or design of alternate connections as a substitution request by the detailer, fabricator, erector, or contractor for consideration by the project Engineer of Record.

  • Most important, Jezerinac Group is licensed and qualified to perform steel connection design for all connections and options as presented in the AISC Code of Standard Practice:

    Option 1 – Provide complete connection design shown in the structural design drawings.

    Option 2 – Structural design drawings or specifications stipulate that the connection be selected or completed by a steel detailer.

    Option 3 – Connection design is delegated to a licensed professional engineer working for the fabricator.

  • Engineering of the means and methods of construction.

  • Considering the temporary condition of a building structure prior to completion of the final load path and structural system and the loads imposed on the base structure due to the erection processes.

Analysis and design of structural considerations for the support of construction equipment required for building construction. 

Typical scope items:

    • Tower crane foundation design
    • Crane tieback connections to structure
    • Evaluation of slab blockouts for crane mast and concrete pump
    • Miscellaneous equipment connections (buckhoist/construction elevators, swing stage, working platforms, etc)
    • Evaluation of equipment loads on elevated structure
  • Evaluation of temporary conditions during construction such as structural impacts and bracing considerations.
  • Design of temporary support systems for elevated framing during construction.
  • Design and detailing of light gauge cold-formed steel framing as a specialty engineer for delegated design, or as engineer of record for a CFS project.
  • Coordinating with a demolition contractor for equipment loads and temporary conditions during demolition processes
  • Also, analysis/evaluation of the structure for the unique loading and temporary support conditions associated with a demolition project to prevent premature collapse.  
  • Design of temporary support solutions for existing elements to remain during partial or localized demolition projects.
  • Improve the value of a project by examining the function vs. cost of elements and systems to understand the cost/benefit ratio.  Typically, this entails alternate materials/systems or design optimization to reduce cost and improve the cost/benefit ratio.  
  • Additional considerations in a VE exercise are quality and lifecycle/maintenance implications.
  • A peer review is an independent technical review of a structural design performed by another engineering firm, and can be conducted in any phase of project development and construction (see Architects and Owners tab for additional peer review definitions).  Additionally, a preconstruction or construction phase peer review is typically conducted when the design is substantially complete, but prior to construction commencing such that findings and recommendations can be incorporated without impacting schedule. 
  • The scope of a peer review varies greatly based on the project and goals, but may be conducted for many reasons.  A few typical reasons for preconstruction/construction phase peer reviews are as follows:
    • Value engineering to optimize the building structure or explore alternate schemes/materials to reduce costs
    • Constructability reviews to identify conflicts or inefficiencies when construction means and methods are considered
    • Identify errors & omissions in design documents prior to these issues becoming schedule critical or, worse, prior to the affected elements being constructed before they are caught where retrofit or demolition of a new structure is required
    • Review design documents with consideration for contractor preferences or location/site specific considerations