Structural Engineering & Building Envelope Specialists

Vital Structures LLC Serving Boston, Massachusetts and throughout New England. 

BUILDING ENCLOSURE, CONCRETE RESTORATION, WATERPROOFING AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

 

Who We Are

Vital Structures LLC is a structural engineering firm located in Massachusetts. We’re dedicated to fixing the cause of your structural problems — we do more than just identify the symptoms. We specialize in comprehensive structural solutions that get to the beating heart of your building, restore its vitality and greatly extend its lifetime. As a building company dedicated to implementing new approaches and adding new capabilities, we’re committed to innovation and will help you prepare your building for tomorrow’s demands.

Our structural engineers based in Boston serve the greater Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and Maryland areas. We focus on addressing issues with many different types of properties, including:

  • Buildings
  • Commercial, industrial, institutional, historic and educational properties
  • Condominiums
  • Shoreline Structures
  • Apartment complexes
  • Parking Garages
  • Plaza decks
  • Residential properties

We also provide limited structural, concrete and building envelope support testing services for all types of properties.

We are a new firm.

Why Vital Structures?

Our engineering consulting firm is renowned for getting the job done correctly the first time. With our total diagnostic and structural assessment capabilities, we get to the core of your issues and develop a complete job plan. We may not propose the easiest solutions, but we always offer the best ones to save you money in the long run.

Our staff at Vital Structures LLC has many years of focused and applied experience in the building envelope and structural engineering disciplines, which commands a uniquely custom and complete approach in solving your building restoration needs. We’ve worked on countless historic and new buildings alike, and there’s very little we haven’t seen before. Compared to other firms, we also incorporate destructive testing, material testing, field testing and in-depth forensics with many of our evaluations to better define the true cause of your problematic situations. We never cover up the problem — we attack it at the source and help you build back better than before.

What Structural and Building Envelope Engineers Do

Evaluation

A comprehensive and focused engineering evaluation is one of the most important defining steps to a successful project outcome. Diagnosis done properly and completely is paramount for supporting the development of an accurate engineering design. Our experts will evaluate your construction and identify areas of potential deterioration that can use reinforcement.

Design

Our designs address your building’s weaknesses and provide you with a road map to get the job done correctly the first time. We’re committed to planning ahead of time to prevent unexpected and expensive change orders in the future, as well as include phasing or sequencing options to compliment your funding goals.

Construction Administration

After your design has been completed and construction has begun, we police your construction site to make sure your end product matches your original design intent. We offer on-site engineers to verify your project is progressing well and give you detailed reports along the way.

Our Structural Engineering and Building Envelope Services

At Vital Structures LLC Structural Engineering and Consulting in Boston, we provide a wide range of structural engineering and building envelope solutions and carefully oversee your entire restoration process. When you contact us, you can employ the following services:

 

  • Building forensics
  • Structural restoration
  • Structural strengthening
  • Concrete restoration
  • Forensic analysis
  • Masonry and stone
  • Rainscreens and cladding
  • Roofing
  • Fenestrations
  • Waterproofing

Evaluation

From problem to diagnosis.

Proper and complete diagnosis of your property is the critical first step to a successful resolution. An improper diagnosis can misdirect engineering design, lead to accelerated deterioration and/or loss of building functionality, serviceability and resilience, and result in excessive long-term cost.

Design

From diagnosis to plan.

Construction change orders are expensive. Unexpected changes can be avoided with thorough design documentation that includes drawing details, material testing results, and evaluation-fed repair quantities.  A bit more engineering planning prior to construction goes a long way to a successful project.

Construction Administration

From plan to cure.    

Policing construction helps our clients maintain design intent. Having an engineer on-site verifies that pre-approved materials and quality assurance are in check. Professional observation and detailed reporting combined with corrective actions keep the project quality, schedule, and costs managed.  A successful project is one in which the entire team (client, engineer, and contractor) all prosper.

Structural Engineering and Building Envelope Technology Solutions

Structure

  • Restoration
  • Structural Strengthening
  • Forensics/Analysis
  • Design
  • Foundations

Enclosure

  • Roofing
  • Masonry & Stone
  • Cladding & Rainscreens
  • Fenestrations
  • Facade Ordinance
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Concrete Restoration

  • Tunnels
  • Parking Garages
  • Seawalls & Retaining Walls
  • Tanks
  • Precast Systems

Waterproofing

  • Remedial
  • Foundation
  • Plaza Deck
  • Coatings & Flooring
  • Garages & Balconies

Vital Affiliations

What’s it like working with Vital Structures?

You will be heard.

We listen first, talk second. We offer options.  If we are not a correct fit for a client and their needs, we acknowledge the fact and move on.

You'll work with people who adhere to the highest ethical standards.

We educate on the importance of “standard of care.” We are transparent even if it means losing the job.

You'll feel the passion of what we do and how we do it.

We take pride in being the boots in the trenches. We love what we do. Our approach is interactive and informative—NOT condescending.

You'll experience a partner who will deliver what they promised.

Our communication is consistent and maintains quick and effective response time. 

You'll find that we are worth the price.

We will not reduce price by providing low quality work.  As a result, our price MAY be higher than the competition but our value to the client will be best in class.

“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”

Ben Franklin

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