Keast & Hood Co. is a structural engineering firm founded in 1953. Over the course of its history, the firm has earned a reputation for committed client service and high quality, technically astute engineering. In addition to structural design for new buildings, the firm is a nationally recognized leader in building diagnostics and the preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation of historic structures.
Structural Engineering Expertise:
New Construction | Renovations | Additions | Adaptive Reuse | Historic Preservation
Masonry Stabilization | Structural Intervention | Condition Assessments | Facade Assessments
Diversity in Practice:
Our staff offers personal and professional diversity to enrich the design process at all levels:
- Proficiency in design/documentation software including Revit (BIM), CADstudio, Ram, Staad, Safe, MasterSpec, and others
- Design or intervention in Colonial, Federal, Greek Revival, Gothic, Victorian, Art Deco, Modern, and Post-Modern architecture
- Effective communication with all participants in a construction project - from CEOs and board members to facility managers, architects, code officials, contractors, and sub-contractors
Keast & Hood Co. has helped establish standards for the evaluation and repair of buildings, including early involvement with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Historic Preservation, ASCE 11-90 "Guidelines for Structural Condition Assessment of Existing Buildings," SEI/ASCE 30-00 "Guideline for Condition Assessment of the Building Envelope," and Philadelphia Bill 090568-AAA, PM 304.10, "Periodic Inspection of Exterior Walls and Appurtenances of Buildings," (Philadelphia Facade Inspection Ordinance).
Staff: 38 total; 22 registered engineers