Structural engineering covers a very broad spectrum in today’s construction industry. All phases of society rely upon structural engineering in one form or another, and this discipline is integrated with many other disciplines. Developers, owners, and municipal clients all require the services of structural engineering experts in order to accomplish their projects.
Facilities Structural Engineering
JMT has experience in the analysis and design of all types of building structures and infrastructure. Each building situation requires special attention and experience as to form, material, longevity, and functionality. The ever-changing complexities of building codes and design regulations require up-to-date expertise in many categories within structural engineering. JMT staff apply our keen knowledge of the building code requirements for any particular area, and we emphasize a program of continuing education to ensure that our engineers and designers are updated and completely familiar with regulation changes as they develop.
We are versed in designs using many materials including structural steel, reinforced, post-tensioned and prestressed concrete, timber, masonry, and aluminum, as well as composites. JMT routinely works on projects with compressed schedules and severe client constraints, and we deliver high-quality results regardless of schedule. Our staff works diligently to ensure an economical product is delivered upon completion.
JMT also performs work in forensic structural engineering, and we are frequently called in as an expert witness for cases involving claims and litigation.
Transportation Structural Engineering
Structures designed by JMT for transportation projects serve as some of the most visible examples of our engineering capabilities. The firm’s transportation structural expertise encompasses bridges, retaining walls, culverts, and noise barriers. We provide design and construction phase services toward the completion of new and rehabilitated structures, as well as inspection services on an individual or program basis.
Our extensive design and inspection experience includes:
- Bridges over water, highways and railroads constructed of steel, reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete and timber
- Pedestrian bridges using steel, prestressed concrete and timber
- Culverts using precast concrete, prestressed concrete and corrugated metal
- Retaining walls including cantilever, counterfort, gravity, mechanically stabilized earth, tied back, and post and panel
- Noise barriers, including ground and structure supported
- Sign structures including bridge, cantilever, butterfly and structure mounted
- High mast light poles
JMT has set a standard of excellence in structural engineering that has helped us earn many awards for our designs of new and replacement structures. These designs have included vehicular and pedestrian bridges as well as other transportation-related structures. JMT provides, as needed, construction support services, such as shop drawing review and approval.
We give special attention to bridges over highways, waterways and rail lines as we consider issues related to the environment, aesthetics and constructability to be important components of the design process. JMT’s structural engineers are well versed in all design methodologies including Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD).
Rehabilitation & Remedial Design
JMT is an industry leader in the rehabilitation of historic bridges, including steel trusses and reinforced concrete arch bridges. JMT’s work for the Rehabilitation of MD 195 (Carroll Avenue) over Sligo Creek involved the complete rehabilitation of an 85-year-old reinforced concrete arch and has won numerous awards and accolades.
Under emergency situations, our engineers are available to assess initial damage, provide recommendations related to public safety and provide the required design services for the repair of damaged bridges. Our experience allows us to develop quick cost effective solutions to minimize the inconvenience and safety hazard posed to the traveling public. We are also involved in routine bridge maintenance and repairs to extend the service life of structures.