Stability for your project and your design team.

Our seismic engineering and design services span the firm’s entire history. With offices in high-risk earthquake zones like California, Hawaii, Alaska, and Guam, Coffman strives to be at the forefront of seismic education and technology.

Our structural engineers are well versed in the use of appropriate analysis and design software ranging from simple, single element design programs, to complex and sophisticated nonlinear three-dimensional analysis and design of major structures under static and dynamic loading. Modern seismic rehabilitation guidelines have evolved, and seismic performance levels are now referred to by terms such as operational, immediate occupancy, life-safety, and collapse prevention. We use nationally recognized seismic rehabilitation standards from SEAOC, FEMA, ATC, and ASCE.

What Sets Us Apart
The Coffman seismic engineering team is committed to working with clients and owners to find a seismic performance solutions within their risk tolerance and budget. By using sophisticated analysis techniques and innovative retrofit methods to improve seismic performance, we reduce the overall construction costs of seismic engineering. Our use of supplemental damping (viscous dampers) and Buckling Restrained Brace Frames (BRBF) in numerous retrofit projects have greatly enhanced seismic performance at a lower cost.