Structural

Structural engineering at SMMA comprises a unique blend of consulting engineering and practical collaboration. Our integrated design expertise is augmented by constant communication with the other disciplines in the firm, resulting in a fully coordinated team working in concert to create buildings that are streamlined, functional, and aesthetically captivating. SMMA's multidisciplinary organization informs our appreciation for and consideration of design issues outside the realm of structural engineering.

Value-Added Design

Extending beyond the traditional scope of services inherent to the integrated design process, the Structural Group provides consulting engineering to out-of-house architects and build teams. Our experience with schools, advanced technology and life science facilities, and multifamily residential developments is significant, giving us a detailed background that can be applied to numerous project types and locations. We utilize advanced analytical software, in conjunction with our 3D modeling tools, to create a maximally efficient BIM workflow.

Depth of Experience

Our engineers have deep institutional knowledge of existing structures in the New England area and beyond, and are well-versed in working with a wide range of materials—from wood and steel, to concrete and masonry—and construction methods. Our diverse portfolio stands as testament to our dedication to the design process and the successful construction of every building we create.

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Flexibility for the Future

As part of the design team with CRB Consulting Engineers, SMMA provided structural design and construction administration services for the CMB project. The 200,000-square-foot building, equivalent to two Manhattan city blocks, provided an opportunity for SMMA to design and construct a large framework to support the client’s vision. 

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A Q&A w/ Tim Kyes, PE, SE

Preserving the Past for the Future

New England is home to some of our nation’s oldest and most historic buildings.  As designers and engineers, our goal is to embrace a philosophy of preservation that allows for the continued functionality of our architectural heritage.  A key component of successfully instituting this design philosophy is ensuring that these archaic structures, which define the urban landscape of our cities, are structurally safe for inhabitants.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island Corporate Headquarters

Designing to Context

The SMMA Structural Engineering Team was given the challenge to develop a scenario in which a new 13-story structure could be safely built on the existing foundation. SMMA creatively responded by finding ways to distribute the loads of the new building so that the existing capacity of the foundation was optimized and no individual column foundation was over-stressed.

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Careers

Join Our Team!

We are always looking for talented, motivated individuals who thrive on collaboration and are passionate about design. If you think you'd be a good fit, we'd love to hear from you. Visit our Careers page to check out our open positions.

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