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The Intelligent Choice

We are a Residential Structural Engineering Firm based in Charlotte, NC specializing in Structural Inspections and Residential Structural Engineering  Designs. From evaluating foundation cracks and wood damage during on-site structural inspections, to calculating beam sizes to replace bearing walls for renovations, to designing new 20,000 sq. ft. residential homes from the ground up. We do it all!

Not only do we perform a forensic analysis of the symptoms during our structural inspections, we provide recommended structural repairs so that you can obtain equitable bids from your choice of contractors.

As licensed Professional Engineers, our knowledge of structures in both the field and in design separates us from our competition because it allows us to provide feasible and cost effective solutions. We understand the importance of time, and we pride ourselves on quick turnaround times, quality work, and award winning customer service.

We are licensed Professional Engineers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee.
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Choose Wisely

There are many structural engineering firms. But whom do you choose? For many, the choice comes from a referral, while some choices are random. Maybe the firm you chose isn't meeting your expectations, maybe they are. Answer the following questions to find out:
  • Does your structural engineer call you back in a reasonable amount of time?
  • Does your structural engineer deliver on time when promised?
  • Does your structural engineer possess the experience to visualize and make quick, confident decisions?
  • Is your structural engineer a good listener to your thoughts and ideas?
  • Does your structural engineer convey information accurately and understandably on plans and letters?

If you answered "no" to any of those questions, perhaps it's time for a change.
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As owner of RLS+Design, a residential design office, I've worked with Marcel at IDE on a few projects and consider them part of a team that gets projects done on-time and on-budget. They have competitive fees, are easy to reach and knowledgeable in their work. I've brought them some complex structural issues (modifying trusses, second-story step-outs, hybrid truss/stick-frame) and they worked through them arriving at the best solutions each time. I look forward to working with them in the future.

Raymon L. Sheedy
RLS Design, LLC

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