Bend Structural Engineering, P.C. provides structural engineering services for residential, commercial, and industrial projects. With an emphasis on personal service, our focus is to provide safe, code compliant, economic solutions for your project in a timely manner. We work all over the Northwest with licenses in Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, and Montana. Based in Bend, Oregon since 2005, BSE has worked on over 900 projects. The company’s President, Sandy Crenshaw, has over 20 years of experience in structural engineering. Whether it’s a small residential remodel, a new custom home, retail or office building, or a unique industrial structure, BSE has the experience and knowledge to provide structural engineering for your specific project.
Let BSE help you take the guesswork out of your project and give you confidence the structural systems in your project will be efficient and effective.
We realize every project has a budget and we work diligently to provide economic solutions that are practical, efficient, and don’t interfere with your design. Engineering designs are specific to each state and local code requirements, including snow, wind, and seismic design criteria. Because we are licensed in Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Washington, and California we are ideally positioned to serve you throughout the Northwest and California. BSE maintains positive respectful relationships and a collaborative attitude with public jurisdictions to facilitate prompt plan review. We take advantage of the tools of modern technology utilizing spreadsheets and computer software to assist with analysis and design, and AutoCAD for drafting plans and details. Our obligation to your project doesn’t end with a set of stamped calculations, we are available for jurisdiction or contractor questions through project completion. We understand coordination with the project team is critical for a successful project and rely on return clientele for our business.
Engineering requirements, permitting, and construction can seem complicated and overwhelming if you are not familiar with residential construction. Whether you are removing one wall or building an entire house, BSE can provide answers and the engineering needed for your project.
We can determine if the lateral system for your residence complies with the residential code (International Residential Code) or the commercial building code (International Building Code).
Typical residential engineering includes design of the lateral system including shearwalls, roof and floor diaphragms, connections, and holdowns; and gravity system including roof and floor framing, headers, posts, footings, and retaining walls if applicable. Your project may or may not need all these items – we will determine this on a case by case basis and provide these services as needed.
BSE can “redline” structural requirements on plans provided by you or your design professional or we can provide structural drafting. We also can provide drafting services if you need floor plans, elevations, and sections for your project. With over 900 residential projects in the last nine years, BSE has the knowledge and experience to help guide you through the remodel/new construction process and provide the engineering you need.
BSE works with Architects, home designers, and contractors for efficient, buildable, quick solutions for your residential projects. With experience in new construction, remodels, additions, shops, barns and other outbuildings, we will provide the structural engineering you need for permitting and construction of your project. We can guide you through prescriptive requirements of the International Residential Code or provide engineered solutions per the International Building Code for structures not meeting prescriptive requirements.
BSE has engineered wood framed, cast-in-place (including insulated concrete forms) and precast concrete, autoclaved aerated concrete block (E-crete), masonry, SIPs, structural steel, cold formed steel, historic structures, picnic shelters, multi-family, and energy efficient homes. We can address the most difficult of site specific criteria: flood zones, high wind or seismic loads, extreme snow loads, and poor soil conditions. We also provide manufactured home foundation certifications.
Depending on your needs, BSE can provide structural drafting or we can “redline” engineering requirements on structural plans provided by your design professional. On-site structural observation can be performed as needed; recommended for remodels and commercial projects.
BSE provides full service structural engineering for your small to
midsize commercial or industrial project. Some past project
• Office buildings
• Assisted living facilities
• Tennant Improvements
• Agricultural and storage buildings
• Pre-fabricated steel building foundations
• Manufacturing facilities
• Multi-level steel towers, scaffolding, platforms, picking structures, guardrail
• Sculptures, statues, monuments, gates, signs, and flagpoles
• Mechanical equipment support
• Retaining walls, concrete pits, pile foundations, and tunnels
• Steel detailing review
We are experienced in designing with wood, steel, concrete, masonry, and aluminum, and can provide construction services such as specification writing, shop drawing review, and construction observation. Our commercial and industrial services take your project from initial design development to construction document preparation (including full structural plans and details), to permit submittal and construction services. BSE’s wide range of knowledge and experience will be a valuable asset to your design team.