As structural engineers, we are often asked about the “constructability” of a project. Yet some of our clients may not completely understand the notion of constructability, or when it is best to consult a structural engineer about the constructability of a project. Let’s take a deeper dive into this issue. What is constructability? The Construction…

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In 2017, Top Level Engineering was hired by W.A. Brown Architects in Sterling to perform a structural analysis for one of its properties located at 32 S. King Street in the quaint historic district of Leesburg, Virginia. The property had formerly functioned as a large antiques emporium, but the owner was interested in redeveloping and…

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Austin Doughty is a Structural Designer at Top Level Engineering, and has worked in this position for 2.5 years. Currently residing in Ashburn, VA, he is a proud native of West Virginia, who grew up in the Charles Town/Shepherdstown area, and is TLE’s lone representative from the Mountain State! Austin attended Marshall University in Huntington,…

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lost barrel project

Shortly before lock-down began in February 2020, Top Level Engineering was approached by Utica Contracting, Inc. of Sterling, Virginia to take on a unique construction project: developing plans for the main brewing building at Lost Barrel Brewing Company – a brewery and event space located on a bucolic farm west of Middleburg, Virginia. This building…

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This month, Top Level Engineering is proud to celebrate our five-year anniversary! Our company has grown steadily from our humble beginnings in the Ashburn basement of our founder, Kirby Hartle in 2016. Over the past five years, Top Level Engineering has more than doubled in size and revenue – now occupying state-of-the art office space…

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Top Level Engineering, LLC is a structural engineering firm, located in Sterling, Virginia. We specialize in designing “everything from the ground up,” including structures built from wood, steel, masonry or concrete – including new buildings and major to minor structural renovations. We also provide structural assessments and design structures such as concrete and masonry retaining…

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