Structural Design Work

When you contract Schmitt Engineering for structural design work our purpose is to provide sound and economical structural solutions that enhance rather than detract from the overall design concept.

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Pre-purchase Inspections

With Schmitt Engineering  you are guaranteed to have a licensed engineer do the actual physical inspection of the property. The information is confidential between you and the engineer.

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Forensic Engineering

Schmitt Engineering has provided expert witness testimony for cases in New York and Long Island for 40 years. We have been used for personal injury cases, structural failure cases, construction technique, structural integrity and construction quality

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The difference between an Engineer and a Home Inspector:

  • Home Inspectors are not Licensed Engineers.
  • Engineer is not a generic term and an Engineer has formal education requirements and a 16 hour licensing exam requirement.
  • Only Licensed Engineers can evaluate Structural Systems, Mechanical Systems,  Electrical systems and recommend corrective actions.
  • At Schmitt Engineering we recommend corrective actions and we provide an expected cost for the recommended actions.
  • ASHI- The American Society of Home Inspectors provides certification for non engineer home inspectors through a short course (usually a week or two.)
  • By New York State Law an inspector cannot give an opinion as to the adequacy of any structural system or component. If a Home Inspector finds a deficiency in any system the inspector must refer you to an engineer for evaluation and necessary corrective action.
  • Schmitt Engineering is qualified to provide an accurate evaluation of a property and to fully determine the condition of the property.

Our Credentials

Founded in 1974 Schmitt Engineering has been engaged in Civil Structural Engineering for new construction, renovations/ alterations, forensic engineering and pre purchase building inspections We strive to find cost effective and sound solutions to structural problems of all kinds.

We uphold ethical standards put forth by New York and New Jersey State licensing boards as well as The National Society of Professional Engineers, The American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Academy of building Inspection Engineers.

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