Design + Engineering Services

Whether you are looking for a design-build partner to provide design and engineering for an industrial project, or you need structural calculations for a deferred submittal or construction engineering services, we can help on projects small and large.

Our knowledge and diverse experience, combined with an eye for practical solutions and timely response, makes VLMK a strong and trusted ally for many contractors.

VLMK successfully partners with owners and/or developers to facilitate custom build to suit projects for manufacturing plants, warehouse distribution centers, freezer buildings, food processing, steel fabrication, and simple to complex industrial facilities.

Our design-build experience is focused on the industrial market sector and as the lead design firm or structural design consultant, we team with quality general contractors to provide exceptional value on design-build projects. Our commitment to exceeding client expectations by consistently delivering quality services is second to none in the industry.

VLMK’s extensive structural engineering design experience includes all of the major construction types including concrete, steel, wood, masonry and light gauge metal. 

Many of our industrial projects incorporate tilt-up concrete.  VLMK has a long tradition as a leader in this industry, having helped bring tilt-up construction to the northwest and continuing today with participation in tilt-up committees with the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and Tilt-up Concrete Association (TCA).

Our engineering abilities extend far beyond just industrial buildings, with expertise in the field that covers a broad range of building types in the commercial and industrial marketplace.

  • Retail
  • Commercial and Medical Office
  • Industrial
  • Multi-Family
  • Educational/Institutional
  • Religious
  • Entertainment/Cinemas

We also provide engineering services for a number of more specialized structures, including:

  • Multi-Story Concrete Tilt-up
  • Post-Tensioned Concrete
    • 4 and 5-story  Light-Framed Wood Structures

Of course, structural engineering isn’t always about new construction either.  We also can assist contractors with engineering services for tenant improvements, structural inspections, seismic evaluations and upgrades, and due diligence assistance.

From our conception, serving clients with projects large and small is at the heart of what we do.  We have personnel and resources to be responsive with a variety of smaller engineering projects.

Examples of these types of projects include:

  • Equipment Support and Anchorage (HVAC and Manufacturing Equipment, Solar Panels, Cladding and Storefront Systems)
    • Evaluation and Design of Repairs for Concrete, Slabs, Rot, etc.
    • Temporary Structures and Bracing/Shoring