United Professional Engineering has been providing Structural Engineering Services throughout Palm Beach and Broward county since 1999. We have designed various types of structures including, industrial buildings, commercial buildings, residential buildings, marine structures and more. Our structural engineering team has extensive construction knowledge and expertise to ensure that a structure can stand up safely and function without excessive problems. This means, it will not have cracking or failure of fixtures within fittings or partitions.
We understand the significance of having an efficient, build-able design that lasts and we look forward to providing you with our services!
A successful commercial building is one that is high quality, aesthetically pleasing and sustainable. These factors play a key role in attracting investors, developers and patrons alike. For this reason, commercial building projects are often high cost and should adhere to strict guidelines. At UPE, we pride ourselves on working alongside our clients to ensure their needs and visions are fulfilled in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Commercial Building Types:
- Religious Facilities
- Sports facilities
- Retail Stores
- Shopping Malls
- Office Buildings
- Medical Centers
- Nursing homes
The infrastructures of our energy, agricultural and manufacturing sectors are all composed of industrial buildings. It is critical that the form of those buildings structures meet their designated functions. Industrial complexes must be designed for extreme conditions that most common buildings cannot handle. At UPE, we specialize in analyzing, designing and optimizing these structures to meet these important demands.
Industrial Building Types:
- Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings
- Electric Production Facilities
- Cement Plants
- Distribution Centers
At UPE, our extensive background in construction and engineering design provides our clients with insight into the importance of the structural integrity of their residential building. With the aid of advanced tools, thorough investigation of foundations, additions, walls, brick cracks and settlement concerns, we can provide peace of mind that your home is structurally sound. Most importantly, our Engineers will help you to analyze and design that amazing structure you call home!
Residential Building Types:
- Multifamily Apartments
- Condominium Buildings
- Single Family Homes
Being based in South Florida, UPE is equipped to address the distinct demands of marine structures. Special considerations, skills and innovative tools are used for structures that are surrounded by water. From construction phase services to asset management, UPE combines years of design experience with unparalleled above water and underwater inspection expertise.
Marine Structure Types:
- Harbors & Marinas
- Shore Structures
Foundations & Underpinning
The foundation that structures are built on are only as good as the earth beneath it. In cases of excessive settlement and movement in foundations, underpinning is generally required. Underpinning is the act of strengthening an existing foundation system. These repairs are often seen as safety issues and can affect a property's value. Waiting too long can lead to costly and harmful damages and repairs. At UPE, we have dealt with a full range of foundation rehabilitation such as stabilizing sinkhole conditions, improving weak soils and strengthening existing foundations. If you have a foundation concern we can help!
- Augercast Piles
- Helical Piles
Railings & Aluminum Structures
Steering away from conventional railings and aluminum structures, UPE is capable of designing systems to act as a single structure. These specialty structures often do not fall into the mold of typical design. Therefore, we use our knowledge of engineering and code requirements to design complex systems and provide shop drawings.
Aluminum Structure Types:
- Aluminum/Steel Railings
- Aluminum/Steel Stairs
- Brick & Facade
- Wind Screens
- Light Gauge Steel
- Structural Steel Connections
- Steel Horse Walker Frames
- Cold-Formed Metal Curtain Wall Design
3D Finite Element Models
Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is a crucial tool in the arsenal of a structural engineer. The finite element method (FEM), is a numerical method for solving problems of engineering and mathematical physics.
UPE takes advantage of the power behind Finite Element Analysis to drive down cost for the customer by incorporating Finite Element models into the synthesis of their project. A key aspect in design, FEA helps to solve complex problems resulting in more efficient and faster design decisions and optimizing output.
CAD Drafting & Construction Documentation
UPE provides our clients with drafting, modeling and other CAD services to produce project achievement. Our experienced team uses multiple points of data to offer a visualization of a project to aid in planning. Our Auto CAD team brings years of experience to convert your drawings and plans into clean and detailed digital drawings.
In the design process, documentation with the appropriate design and calculations play a crucial role in any structural engineering project. Analysis, notes and comparative designs can be coupled with calculations to justify the proof of concept. Most jurisdictions will expect to see a formally submitted package of signed and sealed calculations upon permitting for a project. These calculations are a major aspect of design decisions to establish safety, efficiency and economy of the structure. Contact us to get started today!
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What Others Are Saying
They were very professional looking carefully at all the details. The inspection report was clear and precise as well they suggested to make some minor repairs needed. I highly recommend them.
This was a very good experience. There was great communication, work was done on time and professionally handled. couldn't have asked for better. Thank you for all your hard work on this project.
Mr. Giglio with UPE was very professional and explained everything expected of me before coming out to my house. He arrived right on time and was very thorough with his inspection. He was also very willing to discuss the issue with the necessary people to solve the problem that I was having.
I had a client that had some settling on a retaining wall. They called me from the site to make sure that we were on the same page. I had a report shortly after in the mail. They followed up with a call and some more advice on how to proceed with the repair. Very pleasant process
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