Innovative Engineering Inc. (IEI) understands how busy facility managers and engineers are and their desire for turn-key services. Yet at the same time, upper management may desire competitive prices for major projects. With this in mind, IEI has been providing turn-key services since its inception in 1995. We do so by combining prime designer and construction management expertise.
In addition to practicing engineering for over 30 years, prior to creating IEI, our founder Scott Weiland PE had a successful career in general contracting, construction and program management for one of the top 10 builders in the US. Today, IEI has completed turn-key projects for many building owners and managers including Fortune 500 companies.
By incorporating the construction management process, IEI is able to not only design the project but bring prequalified contractors to the table, solicit and normalize bids, and oversee construction on behalf of the owner. IEI has close relationships with some of the nations most respected contractors. As a result, IEI’s construction budget estimates are routinely within 5% of actual.
Hurt Plaza, Sidewalk Vault Analysis and Repairs
Built in 1926, Hurt Plaza is on the National Register of Historic Places. IEI performed survey and document research to create a composite structural drawing of first elevated building level for condition survey. Conducted condition survey of exterior basement walls and sidewalk support structure. Performed a cursory structural analysis of exterior wall and sidewalk structure for existing conditions and the Atlanta Streetcar. Prepared condition assessment report with recommendations for remedial work and engineered shoring of sidewalk and basement wall to support Atlanta Streetcar surcharge loading.
The Coca Cola Company, Atlanta Beverage Base Plant
Project management and structural design for a 4,200 SF, two-story laboratory and office addition within the existing plant. Work included project management and structural design for the new employee cafeteria and the compressor building, as well as the dry parts mezzanine, monorail and conveyor support.
Martin Memorial Center, North Parking Garage
Restoration of an existing 4-story, 779 space parking structure. The intent was to identify and repair all current and future signs of deterioration to restore the parking structure to like-new condition that would last another 30 years. Innovative Engineering was selected as the prime restoration professional to conduct a comprehensive multi-discipline condition assessment, prepare repair construction documents, assist with bidding and award process and serve as resident engineer during construction. IEI was able to identify and uncover deficiencies missed and/or underestimated by other consultants previously hired by the hospital. The $3.3M project is in the final stage of construction and is on time and within budget.
Emory F-Lot Parking Structure
Innovative Engineering Inc. was retained by the Emory Healthcare System to perform a condition assessment of the F-Lot parking structure. The F-Lot parking structure is located on the Emory University Hospital Midtown Campus. The objective of the assessment is to determine the current physical condition of the parking structure, identify deficiencies and estimate repairs. The estimated total cost to remediate all the deficiencies documented is $1.82M
Emory Tarbutton Hall Roof Repairs
Performed a structural condition assessment of an existing wood frame roof and investigated the cause and ramifications of a sagging roof ridge and associated EFIS damage. IEI was also tasked with proposing and engineering repairs to the roof structure, preparing construction documents, and serving as the Resident Engineer during construction.