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Your Dependable Structural Engineer in Pittsburgh

Locally Owned, Managed and Operated Structural Engineering Firm Serving Pittsburgh and its Surrounding Areas.
We pride ourselves being a value added service even for the clients that may not hire us. Give us a call today to discuss your project, we will ask you few questions and if we realize that you don't need a structural engineer we will let you know and provide you recommendation on who can assist you.
We work with great team of professionals (Architects, Geologists, Geomechanics, Foundation Repairs and Drafters/Detailers).


We offer creative and affordable engineering solutions to your problems. Our extensive structural engineering experience that we acquired while working in construction, fabrication, design and consulting industries throughout the years will be extremely valuable to assist us while exploring your engineering challenges. 
We worked with owners, investors, architects, contractors, fabricators, and installers and we understand theirs needs and we try to work solutions that fits their visions and abilities. 
If you are in doubt if your wall is a load bearing wall or not, you need your load bearing wall removed and replaced with an LVL Beam, you are getting tired of your low ceiling in your ranch house and looking to modify it to enjoy a cathedral ceiling, you need a site plan or curb cut for your local zoning department, you need to build a new deck or you are seeing cracks in your foundation and need an advise we are happy to help and assist you with your structural engineer needs.


We understand that finding the right structural engineer or right professional for your current engineering needs could be challenging at times. If a structural engineer is not what you need, we will let you know and try to point you into the right direction.  

The second you call us you will notice a difference in how we answer the phone, respond to your questions and concerns, ask questions to understand your needs and then direct you to the next step that you can take. We offer a hassle free appointment scheduling service, we provide you with an invoice for the work that will be done which will also provide you multiple payment methods. 


We are on time, we do not miss appointments, and we will provide you with  detailed explanations from the moment we arrive to your property until we are ready to leave, we love and enjoy educating our clients about their own structure and we like to make our visit worthwhile for you as well.

We come to you with 1000's of hours in graduate and post graduate education and training in structural engineering along with licensure and registration as a professional engineer. 


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When do you need a structural engineering Evaluation?

  • When there is a bowing bowing or leaning wall.

  • When you have a sagging floor and/or significant cracks in your ceiling/walls.

  • When there are cracks in the foundation walls.

  • When your appraiser/lender needs an engineer's opinion before approving a loan.

  • When the property experienced, flood, fire and other major structural damages. 

  • If the property was structurally modified without an engineer review and/or proper permit. (A load bearing wall removed, a stair case relocated, etc..)

If you suspect your home has any structural deficiency, contact Pittsburgh Design & Engineering Services. We are a reliable and local structural engineering firm that we strive to assist our community by providing them with the appropriate service when is needed.

Engineers' Creed

As a Professional Engineer, I dedicate my professional knowledge and skill to the advancement and betterment of human welfare.

I pledge:

  • To give the utmost of performance;

  • To participate in none but honest enterprise;

  • To live and work according to the laws of man and the highest standards of professional conduct;

  • To place service before profit, the honor and standing of the profession before personal advantage, and the public welfare above all other considerations.

In humility and with need for Divine Guidance, I make this pledge.

Adopted by National Society of Professional Engineers, June 1954


Michael G. 

Washington, DC

Pittsburgh Design and Engineering Services is hands-down THE company you need to use for any and all structural engineering needs. I placed a house under contract that had foundation issues and was both nervous and concerned about what the repairs might entail. Firas, the owner, responded to my inquiry within an hour and was very accommodating in scheduling the onsite visit. His knowledge, professionalism, and attention to detail seriously cannot be beaten. He correctly identified and quantified the issues at hand--something two other contractors I had brought out failed to do. I am so happy I spent the extra money to have him come out, as it has made me much more comfortable in my upcoming purchase and I am now using his observations as points of leverage in my negotiations with the seller. I would highly recommend Pittsburgh Design and Engineering Services to anyone and everyone who is involved with real estate (both commercial and residential) and in need of the expertise of a structural engineer. Firas is one of the most down-to-earth, honest, and knowledgeable professionals I have come across in the greater Pittsburgh area and I look forward to doing business with this firm for years to come.

Kate M. 

Pittsburgh, PA

We are first-time homeowners looking to check if a wall was load-bearing for a potential removal. I called several structural engineering firms and Firas was the only one to pick up when I called (the others never returned my calls). He was courteous and was able to schedule with us quickly. When he came to our house he was thorough and explained his process in great detail. We really felt like we could trust him and he did not try to push us or upsell us on anything. Highly recommend!

Kelly K.

Allison Park, PA

Firas was a lifesaver for me when a misinformed home inspector erroneously flagged floor joists as incorrectly installed in a 2 year old Ryan Home. My seller employed Firas to evaluate the situation. Not only was he accommodating with his schedule, he was super helpful in explaining why the inspector was wrong and he was able to relieve any fears from the buyers of the home. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing engineering services.

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