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Goddard School of Ashburn Annex

By pwsadmin | November 19, 2021

Top Level Engineering Provides Structural Engineering For Goddard School of Ashburn Annex Top Level Engineering worked with Loveless Porter Architects in 2020 and 2021 to provide the structural design for an addition to The Goddard School, located in Ashburn, Virginia. Once completed, The Goddard School of Ashburn Annex will be a 5,000 square foot, two-story…

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Approximate Analytical Techniques

By pwsadmin | November 5, 2021

Approximate Analytical Techniques Why Mastering Them is So Important for Structural Engineers When analyzing and designing indeterminate structures today, most structural engineers are able to rely upon a variety of software programs to help them do the job quickly and precisely. However, possessing the ability to approximate an answer without the use of a computer…

Georgia Passes PE., SE Practice Act

By pwsadmin | October 21, 2021

On August 4 of last year, Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia signed a bill recognizing Structural Engineering as an addition to the current Professional Engineering license for specifically designated structures, as noted in a recent article in the September 2021 issue of Structure magazine.   In the process, SB 310 created a new license: Professional…

Top Level Engineering Designs Concession and Restroom Facilities at Loudoun County Park

By pwsadmin | October 8, 2021

At Top Level Engineering, being involved in the design of a community improvement project is always exciting. However, when that community is Loudoun County, Virginia – where our company is headquartered and many of our employees live – the experience is extra special. This was certainly the case in July 2019, when TLE partnered with…

Top Level Engineering Partners with HLR Architects to Design Amphitheater at Public Park in West Virginia

By pwsadmin | September 22, 2021

Recently, Top Level Engineering designed a unique structure that is helping to foster the love of live music and public performance in picturesque Jefferson County, West Virginia. “The Amp” at Sam Michael’s Park a 130-acre public park near Charles Town – is a wood-framed outdoor stage enclosure that is used for public concerts and festivals.…

Top Level Engineering Provides Structural Engineering Services for The Christopher at Bristow Village

By pwsadmin | September 15, 2021

Recently, Top Level Engineering worked with Loveless Porter Architects and Saadeh Partners to provide structural engineering services for a new retail center, The Christopher at Bristow Village, located in Prince William County, Virginia. About the Retail Center Named after the owner’s son, The Christopher retail center offers 10,500 square feet of retail space, including seven…

Top Level Engineering Completes Structural Renovation for Broderick One at Loudon Gateway and Expands Its home

By pwsadmin | August 27, 2021

In 2018, Top Level Engineering teamed up with LGV Group and the design team to work on an addition to the existing office building for the Broderick One at Loudoun Gateway, located in Sterling, Virginia. A 55,000 square foot addition The owner desired to add a 55,000 square-foot, three-story addition to the preexisting office building,…

Tools of the Structural Engineering Trade

By pwsadmin | August 10, 2021

Ever wonder how contemporary structural engineers complete their projects and what tools help them do their jobs most effectively? Long gone are the days of slide rules and compasses. From drones to computers and the latest design software, technology is constantly improving and providing engineers with better and more accurate tools. As research and technology…

Structural Assessments and Why They are Important

By pwsadmin | July 26, 2021

The issue of structural integrity and structural assessments has become a buzzworthy topic. Building owners and operators desire the assurance that the structure they are managing is safe for those who use it – and tenants desire that reassurance as well. However, many readers may not fully understand what a structural assessment entails and why…

Employee Spotlight: Abdel Abdelkariem

By pwsadmin | July 9, 2021

Top Level Engineering is pleased to welcome our newest employee, Abdelfatteh Abdelkariem, who joins our firm as an Engineer in Training or “E.I.T.”  Known as “Abdel,” Abdelkariem began his tenure with our firm on June 7, after graduating with honors with a degree in Civil Engineering and an emphasis on structural, from Virginia Tech. Abdel…