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Structural Engineering Services

Structural Engineering Services

Structural design, inspection, and failure analysis is an important part of maintaining infrastructure. Our experts have extensive knowledge and experience in cranes, buildings, bridges, industrial structures, temporary structures, and other special structures. Our structural team can help with a variety of structural needs, and we’ll get the job done on time and on budget. We specialize in building and equipment modifications, though we commonly perform new build services.

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Failure Analysis

Structural design begins with our structural engineers inspecting the site. They then use empirical data to create a new design for the building or machine. We can help solve initial design flaws in the structure of a building, or we can help implement structural changes, such as changing a flat roof to a vaulted ceiling.

Structural Design

Our structural engineers thoroughly inspect the structural integrity of the building in order to identify problems. Identifying and fixing problems when they’re small saves time and money long-term—and maintaining the integrity of a building or equipment’s structure will give it greater lifespan. A structural inspection brings peace of mind helping you know the truth about your building or equipment.

Failure Analysis

When problems or accidents do occur, our multidisciplinary team conducts structure-failure analysis to find the root cause of the failure. Finding the truth matters; we bring a high level of expertise, responsiveness, and scientific rigor to structural failure analysis services.

Why utilize us for structural engineering services?

Our structural experts have been working in this field for many years. They’re also able to work closely with our crane team, which gives them insights into the structures that are being built by these cranes. Our engineers are consistently on time and on budget, and they get the job done—right. 



Our experts


Derek Bohn, Managing Director & Senior Crane Inspector

Experienced in all types of cranes and lift equipment—functionality, operation, and quality inspections—Derek holds the positions of managing director, Fed OSHA Signator, and senior inspector. With more than 13 years of crane-related inspection experience, he has excelled in implementing Federal OSHA standards, as well as Washington State Maritime and Construction standards, seeking to assist in making Kent Engineering and Kent Crane Inspection Services, LLC. (KCIS) an industry leader in the areas of crane safety and compliance. Derek’s deep knowledge of shipyard, maritime, construction and longshoring helps better assist him in diversifying—and ultimately satisfying—the needs of the industries.


Ricky Jones, Crane Inspector

Ricky is a crane inspector with five years in the tower crane and construction industries. He received extensive education from domestic and international institutions and holds certifications as a Category 4 elevator mechanic and NCCO rigger signalperson. Ricky's further accreditations apply to temporary hoist and construction elevators and DCS60 (crane) driving control systems. Ricky specializes in electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic systems, with a focus on performing inspections on cranes and all types of lifting equipment, as well as providing consultations and review for structural design, layout, and operations of man and material lifts. He was a special intelligence system administrator for the United States Marine Corps from 2008 to 2013.

Brad Capatch, P.E., Mechanical Engineer

Brad is a well-rounded mechanical engineering expert, focusing his efforts in the areas of plumbing system analysis, crane and hoist engineering, and forensics. Brad’s experience includes failure analysis, process engineering, welding engineering, corrosion engineering, product design in manufacturing, and the construction industry. Brad has also worked in research and development of heavy-lift equipment, including weld development and mechanical systems. His experience extends to forensics in the maritime (large and small diesel engines), construction defects (HVAC, plumbing, structural), crane and heavy equipment, piping systems, product defects, recreational equipment, and power industries.