Greg Robinson, P.E.
Engineering & Building Science
6512 Six Forks Road, Suite 403A
Raleigh, North Carolina 27615
Building science is a specialty area of building design and engineering that focuses on detailed analysis of building
materials and the building envelope. It deals with issues such as exterior cladding (siding, brick veneer, stucco), the
effects of weather and environment and interaction of building materials and components and human comfort.
Our practice evaluates the building as a system, or collections of systems, that interact with each other. This
evaluation is based on the application of engineering principals and fundamental physics. The firm has extensive
experience in evaluating “mysterious cracks” in exterior and interior finishes, the cause and origin of mold growth,
interior humidity problems, analysis of cracks and distress of interior finishes.
Forensic Engineering and Failure Investigation and Analysis
Over 20 years of experience investigating failures of structures, foundations, and
building systems. Investigations include determining extent of storm-
Exterior and Interior Renovations for Commercial and Industrial Facilities
Field measurement and design of interior fit-
Structural Engineering for Sub-
Design and detail structural steel framing for support of building services such as piping, HVAC ductwork, fans and pumps and cable trays.
Structural Engineering for Architecture
Design of structural steel, reinforced concrete, heavy timber and masonry structures.
Facilities range from single-
Development of submittals and contract documents for load-
Heavy Timber and Wood Structures
Structural design of heavy timber and glue-
Design of Facilities in Flood-
Investigation, analysis, and design of residential and commercial structures in designated flood areas or areas of inundation. Work has included design and project management for elevation of residential and commercial structures above newly established flood datum. Owners qualified for participation in the program under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and state emergency management agencies. Elevation certificates and flood insurance rate maps were included in the design of new foundations. Elevation of structures ranged from 3' to approximately 12' above the original finished floor elevation.
Engineering Analysis and Consultation
Application of engineering principals and statistical methods to various construction problems. Consultation for construction litigation.
The scope of these jobs range from design of the roof attachment clips and development of the spacing between each clip as well as the detailed design of the sheet metal products themselves. Design for uplift loads is based on ASCE 7, Factory Mutual or UL standards.
Seismic Restraint of Piping and Mechanical Systems
Analysis and design of seismic restraints for plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems. Our experience enables us to fill the gap between the structural engineer of record and the mechanical engineer of record on a project. Our seismic design is based on ASHRAE requirements as well as requirements stated in current building codes. Forces developed are based on ASCE 7.
Home Owner/Homebuyer Services
We have conducted over 1,500 investigations of residential structures for a wide variety of issues including:
settlement, storm damage, flood damage, exterior and interior finish distress and vehicle impact. Our services
consist of engineering analysis of residential construction including: evaluation of cracks in brick veneer, concrete
floor slabs and interior finishes such as flooring and drywall; evaluation of site drainage; determination of cause and
origin of mold growth and evaluation of items in home inspection reports. The nature of this work is such that we can
typically conduct our observations, analyze the conditions and compile a report on site.