Who & What
LPA was founded in 1999 and is located in Jacksonville Beach, FL. Our diverse staff has experience in the design of structural systems including light frame construction, masonry, insulated concrete form, reinforced concrete, post-tensioned concrete, hollow core, structural steel and heavy timber. We provide our services to owners, developers, architects and contractors. During the first decade in business, LPA was involved in a multitude of diverse projects ranging from zoological exhibits to single-family residential engineering. Well into its second decade, LPA has broadened its range of experience to include office buildings, multi-family housing and senior living projects.
Why & How
Our intent is to maximize the contribution of engineering to the improvement of the construction environment, all this to ensure our clients achieve their goals and objectives. Therefore, we consider all aspects of construction that impact the design of an efficient system: physical limitations, building codes, restrictions and cost-effective design. Using project specific details and plans we insure that the system is user friendly and well documented based on years of feedback from both our clients and building officials.
Our engineers use leading edge technology in the analysis, design and documentation process. Finite element analysis software such as ETABS, SAFE & Visual Analysis are used for 2D and 3D modeling of our structures allowing us to visualize a structures behavior under load and achieve optimum designs. Our staff is experienced in the design of structures subject to static, dynamic (vibration & seismic) and thermal loads. To communicate our designs to clients, software such as REVIT (BIM) and AutoCAD are utilized.