Woods • Peacock has provided a variety of consulting and structural design services to a wide range of private clients. Providing responsive and economical solutions to our clients has ensured a long list of satisfied customers.
Services for commercial clients include all aspects of design including new buildings, additions, renovations and restorations, and upgrades to physical security of buildings and sites.
In additional to full structural designs, Woods Peacock has provided services to clients in need of the following:
Load Surveys – Load surveys can be required due to a change in use or relocation/addition of equipment. Performing a load survey establishes the existing floor/roof capacity, determines the changes which can be accomplished, and provides the recommendations for any strengthening requirements.
Tenant Improvements – Improvements and modifications to existing commercial buildings often involve structural input for the limitations of existing building systems, the allowable provisions for building element removal, or the design of physical security improvements/upgrades.
Foundations – Our extensive experience in the Washington DC metropolitan area has exposed us to a wide variety of soil conditions. This experience provides us with a wealth of information on which to draw and allows us to provide our best recommendations for foundation selection, stabilization, and underpinning guidance.
Seismic Investigation and Rehabilitation – Despite its east coast location, Woods Peacock has been involved in seismic design and evaluation since the early 1970’s. We have performed seismic safety evaluations for prospective development and leases and, when required, have provided designs for strengthening existing buildings. Woods Peacock is familiar with the current U.S. seismic design standards as well as the DOD UFC documents related to seismic and structural design.
Understanding the importance of every dollar a homeowner spends, especially in tougher economic times, is a top priority. During an initial consultation, the homeowner is provided with the recommended services, estimated costs, and anticipated deliverables. With this information the homeowner can understand the value of our services.
As a longtime resident of Old Town Alexandria, VA, one of our principals has been serving the residents and business owners since the 1960’s on hundreds of projects, with over one hundred on Prince Street alone. This has allowed us to develop an in-depth understanding of the construction practices and unique soil conditions that exist in the local area, especially Old Town. This knowledge allows us to provide the client and contractor a clear understanding of the issue and solution.
In addition to providing investigation and assessment services to residential clients, Woods • Peacock can also provide custom designs of new homes or provide services for major renovation projects.