Engineering

Assessment of Buildings and Geotechnical Engineering are 2 of our services in the Engineering sector. PRYCO has been adding engineering services each year and our growth has been phenomenal.

We provide the following services under Engineering:

  • Building Condition Assessment
  • Structural Design and Inspection
  • Environmental Site Assessment Phase I & II
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Material Testing

Building Condition Assessment

PRYCO offers Building Condition Inspection for all type of Commercial and Industrial Buildings. PRYCO uses a systematic approach to inspecting and assessing the condition of the subject property. We complete a non-invasive assessment of the building and the associated site to identify major deficiencies, evaluate the expected useful life of the building components & systems and identify any need for major replacement or rehabilitation. The assessments are conducted using procedures and methods that follow generally accepted industry practices based upon American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard E2018-08, “Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessments. Our report is prepared based on relevant standards and guidelines. Our inspection report covers the following:

  • Structural Assessment
  • Roof Assessment
  • Electrical Assessment
  • Mechanical Assessment

Expected repair and renovation cost and overall condition of the subject property.

Structural Design & Inspection

Structural Engineering is a part of civil engineering. Structural Engineers are trained to do the required calculation to create building or non-building structure. Structural Engineers also supervises during the construction to ensure that the structure is built as per approved drawings and specifications.

Our Structural Team Undertakes New Building Designs of:

  • Cast-in-place concrete
  • Structural steel
  • Timber
  • Concrete masonry block units
  • Light gauge steel stud
  • Pre-cast concrete
  • Building upgrades to suit tenant improvements

Environmental Site Assessment

Environmental Site Assessment Phase I – Phase I ESA is to determine if evidence of potential or actual contamination exists in connection with a site, which may be present as a result of current or past activities on the site or neighboring properties. A Phase I Environmental Assessment involves gathering relevant information and a visual, non-destructive, non-sampling site inspection. We complete a full-analysis of the property from determining the site’s current use, condition, and demography – to examining the potential impact of neighboring properties to the site.

Environmental Site Assessment Phase II – Based on the recommendation of phase I ESA that contamination exists on the subject site phase II environmental site assessment is carried out. In a Phase II Environmental Assessment, samples of air, water, soil and building materials are collected and sent for analysis. Preparation of the Phase II report is based on the information gathered by the inspection team, and including laboratory results and presenting any further investigation or remedial action.

Geotechnical Engineering

A Geotechnical investigation is undertaken to determine the soil profile and groundwater status within the footprint of any proposed infrastructure. Based on the findings recommendations are suggested for foundation design of the structure and underground utilities.Geotechnical engineering is important in civil engineering, but also has applications in mining, petroleum, and another engineering field that is concerned with construction occurring on the surface or within the ground. Geotechnical engineering uses principles of soil mechanics to investigate subsurface conditions and materials; determine the relevant physical/mechanical and chemical properties of these materials; evaluate the stability of natural slopes and man-made soil deposits; assess risks posed by site conditions; design earthworks and foundations and monitor site conditions.