Barns & Shops

  • Lower Columbia Engineering develops customized design plans or can provide an economical set of stock plans for your project.
  • We have extensive experience with diverse construction types, including:
    • Stud framed
    • Pre-engineered steel
    • Pole building
    • Timber frame
    • Masonry
  • We provide complete sets of engineered design plans to help simplify the permitting and construction processes.

Civil Site

  • Lower Columbia Engineering provides civil site designs and associated engineering for a wide range of commercial and industrial sites.
  • We routinely provide engineering services for public street improvements associated with various development projects.
    • Our plans meet specific jurisdictional requirements
    • We work through site specific challenges regarding stormwater and utilities as economically as possible
    • We utilize our own RTK GPS and Reflector-less total station for efficiently gathering any necessary topographical data to assist with the design process

Commercial

  • Lower Columbia Engineering works with owners from the concept phase through construction.
  • We are qualified to provide a complete code summary and life safety review for most commercial projects.
  • Our experience includes:
    • Automotive facilities
    • Churches
    • Convenience stores
    • Educational facilities
    • Exercise facilities
    • Financial institutions
    • Municipal buildings
    • Office buildings
    • Restaurants
    • Service stations
    • Shopping centers
    • Veterinary clinics
    • Wineries
    • Multi-family residential
    • Signage 

Environmental

  • We take a holistic approach to each project. Whether the primary objective is ecological enhancement or specifically focused on development, we believe in assessing all of the unique opportunities available.
  • Lower Columbia Engineering regularly works with watershed councils, private land owners, and various public agencies on a wide variety of ecologically based projects.
  • We have completed a wide range of assessment and enhancement experience, including:
    • Wetland delineation
    • Biological assessment
    • Fish passage improvement
    • Bank stabilization
    • Low impact and economical property access
    • Restoring essential salmon habitats
    • Wetland preservation and restoration
    • Impact mitigation
    • Permitting with all local, state and federal agencies

Industrial

  • Layout and design of equipment.
  • Environmental site assessment.
  • Design and engineering.
    • Code summary analysis
    • Life safety review
    • ADA and OSHA compliance
    • Foundation systems
    • Equipment
    • Building interiors
    • Exterior façades
    • Demolition plans
  • Assistance with the planning and permitting process.
    • Pre-application process with jurisdiction
    • Streamlined approach to approval
    • Land use hearings
    • Complete permitting services
    • Special inspections and observations
    • As-built plans and project closeout

Interior

  • In the preliminary phase:
    • We work with you to create concepts according to the project’s unique themes, objectives, and constraints
    • Will provide material finishing samples, presentation renderings, schematic plans, and estimates to establish a clear vision of the design
  • Once the design is finalized:
    • We work closely with general contractors, casework specialists, and other professionals to develop relevant building plans and documents to be submitted for permitting to regulatory officials
  • Qualified to perform a building code summary and ADA analysis as needed.
  • Comprehensive understanding of various structural systems that may effect interior layout.

Residential

  • With employees certified to perform both the design and engineering services, we offer an optimized process that allows you, as the home-owner, to collaborate directly with designers, architects, and engineers. This system provides a complete set of construction plans at a reasonable fee.

  • If you have existing plans, we also offer services such as:

    • Lateral analysis to resist wind and seismic forces
    • Beam calculations for resisting gravity loads
    • Foundation and basement wall design