Structural Investigation

DeStefano & Chamberlain performs a wide variety of structural investigations and studies. Following the 1987 collapse of L’Ambiance Plaza in Bridgeport, Connecticut, they were engaged to study the cause of the failure. Since then they have been engaged by numerous entities from public agencies to private home owner to evaluate the structural condition of homes, schools, and commercial buildings. Our expertise is not just limited to design!

  • Feasibility studies
  • Forensic engineering
  • Building condition assessment

“The concept of failure is central to understanding engineering, for engineering design has as its first and foremost objective the obviation of failure. Thus the colossal disasters that do occur are ultimately failures of design, but the lessons learned from those disasters can do more to advance engineering knowledge than all the successful structures in the world.” —Henry Petroski

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