Osborn’s restoration experts specialize in developing cost-effective and resilient solutions to structural deficiencies, as well as assisting with repairing and maintaining various structures. Our restoration practice includes:
Concrete Restoration is the act of repairing or restoring concrete that is deteriorated or damaged. Concrete integrity is important for both the safety, structure, and aesthetics of a building. Osborn’s structural group has specialized in concrete design and restoration for decades, working in all types of concrete structures including stadiums, buildings, parking garages, and plazas. Our knowledge of historical construction techniques and materials allows us to develop innovative solutions to complex structural problems.
Building façade engineering is an area in which Osborn has a wealth of experience. Over the course of Osborn’s history, we have repaired and/or replaced facades in virtually all our current markets working with many façade-types, including brick, CMU, clay tile, terracotta, granite, sandstone, and limestone. Osborn’s multidisciplinary AE team can offer comprehensive in-house services, and we have the expertise within a single office to not only address the façade repairs, but also the secondary issues such as identifying energy savings opportunities, interfacing with mechanical systems, architectural considerations, potential life-safety aspects, and more. We are also sensitive to historical considerations that accompany older structures. We have employees dedicated to building façade engineering, and they participate in regular continuing education programs to learn about new techniques and materials.
Osborn has an award-winning professional engineering business specializing in the evaluation, remediation, and preservation of existing structures, plants, and facilities that have been compromised by corrosion, water intrusion, fire, overloading or other events. Corrosion control of engineered materials (e.g., steel, aluminum, concrete and wood) in the coastal environment is a specialty. Osborn offers expertise in structural engineering coupled with corrosion control engineering. Corrosion is an insidious, destructive force that cannot remain unchecked for very long. Structures can be adversely affected within only a few years. Success in combating corrosion demands specialists that understand how structural integrity is affected by corrosion, as well as the corrosive mechanisms at work.Our technical lead in Restoration and Corrosion Control, Byron Evetts, PE (Bevetts@osborn-eng.com) is an active leader in NACE, ACI, ICRI and FES and holds certifications as a NACE Coatings and Cathodic Protection Specialist.
Brian Hengle, PE
Brian is a professional engineer in the field of structural engineering and project management related to new design and restoration of various types of facilities. Brian’s experience includes functional parking layout design, structural design and analysis; restoration design; code review; technical writing, including reports and specifications; preparation of bid and construction documents; and construction cost estimating.
Byron Evetts, PE
Byron, as Director of Structural Restoration for Osborn Engineering, leads a team of specialists with extensive experience in the evaluation, remediation and preservation of existing structures, plants and facilities that have been compromised by corrosion, water intrusion, fire, overloading or other events. Corrosion control of engineered materials (i.e. steel, aluminum, concrete and wood) in the coastal environment is one of his specialties. He has decades of experience with existing structures and provides special design engineering for coastal structures with special attention to design for longevity in the unforgiving seaside environment.