At HD Engineering, we offer a comprehensive range of engineering and drafting services for residential and commercial projects. Our highly experienced team of structural engineers and draftsmen has over 40 years of hands-on experience in construction, setting us apart from other firms in the industry. Our collaborative, solutions-oriented approach and specialized expertise yield projects that are creative yet affordable, sustainable yet practical.
Structural Analysis and Design: This is the core service we provide, which involves analyzing the loads and stresses that a building will be subjected to, and designing a structural system that can safely support those loads. This includes creating plan sets for permitting.
Foundation Design: One of the critical components of any building is its foundation. We can provide a variety of foundation design services, including traditional shallow foundations, deep foundations such as drilled piers, and specialize in coming up with solutions for difficult situations. We work closely with several area Geotechnical firms to ensure your foundation meets all codes for all soil conditions.
Building Code Compliance: Every building must adhere to various building codes and standards to ensure it meets safety requirements. we provide services to ensure that your buildings meet the relevant building codes and regulations. We are extremely familiar with all Kansas City area jurisdictions and can provide plans to get all of your projects permitted.
Retrofitting and Renovations: We offer retrofitting services to update older buildings to meet modern building codes and standards. This includes structural reinforcement, we work with architects to ensure all codes are met to create a safe, up-to-date building. Additionally, we offer renovation services that modify existing structures to improve their functionality, appearance, or energy efficiency.
Construction Support Services: We offer support during the construction process, including site inspections, quality control, and project management. This can help ensure that the construction is done correctly, safely, and efficiently.
Consulting and Advisory Services: Our extensive experience in residential structural design can be invaluable to you. We can provide consulting services to help you make informed decisions regarding the structural aspects of your projects, including feasibility studies, structural reviews, and peer reviews. With our years of hands on and in field engineering experience we can often offer multiple solutions to complicated problems and help in determining who is best to complete the work and how it should be done.
Footing/Wall/Slab Inspection: These "third party" inspections are conducted by us as a representative of the AHJ and we verify depth, width, reinforcing, and overall site preparation for compliance with the codes and approved plans. These inspections are done before the concrete is poured to ensure that the foundation is sound and meets all plan and AHJ requirements.
Pier Inspection: This inspection ensures that drilled concrete piers terminate on original material as planned and that the piers are placed as shown on the approved plans.
Structural Framing Inspection: This inspection ensures that the structural framing of your building meets all necessary codes and regulations. We make any required recommendations for in field framing issues or rough-in inspection items called out by the AHJ inspector.
Existing Building Evaluation: Our team can evaluate existing buildings to identify potential structural issues and provide recommendations for repairs and upgrades.
Soil Evaluation: We will evaluate the soil on your construction site to determine its bearing capacity and ensure that it can support your building's foundation. In some cases we will recommend a geotechnical professional examine and make recommendations due to anomalous conditions.
As-built Plans: Our team can create accurate as-built plans that show the layout and dimensions of your completed construction project.
Value Engineering: We offer value engineering services to help you optimize your project's design and construction while maintaining quality and staying within budget.
Consulting and Advisory Field Services: Our team can provide consulting and advisory services to help you make informed decisions about your construction project.
Code Evaluation: We can evaluate your construction project to ensure that it meets all necessary building codes and regulations.
Feasibility Studies: Our team can conduct feasibility studies to determine the viability of your construction project and identify potential challenges and opportunities.
Our drafting services are designed to help you bring your project to life. We'll work closely with you to ensure that every detail is accounted for, from the layout of each room to the placement of furniture and fixtures. With our expertise and technology, you can be confident that your project will be completed to the highest standard.
We offer a range of drafting services, including:
House plans: Our team can create custom house plans to fit your specific needs and preferences. We'll work closely with you to ensure that the plans meet all of your requirements and adhere to local building codes.
Deck plans: If you're looking to add a deck to your home, we can create detailed plans that take into account your desired size, materials, and overall aesthetic.
Remodel plans: Whether you're remodeling a single room or your entire home, our drafters can create detailed plans that show all of the necessary changes and upgrades.
Rendering services: We use state-of-the-art software, including Revit and other rendering programs, to create stunning 3D visuals of your project. Our renderings are so realistic that you'll feel like you're actually walking through your future home or renovation. We can even create fly-arounds that show your project from every angle.