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Parking Consulting


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Parking Consulting


When you consider the use of precast/prestressed concrete for parking structures, consider the first and most experienced precast engineering firm in the country, LEAP Associates, Inc. We have been involved in parking garages representing millions of parking spaces since the inception of our firm in 1951. LEAP's extensive experience and in-depth knowledge in this arena allow it to provide quality integrated design and detailing services completed on schedule and within budget. LEAP's vast experience and knowledge of parking structures helps assure a marriage of the owner's needs and expectations with cost-effective and precaster-friendly designs. Parking consultant services include:

  • Preparation of structural contract documents
  • Design/build services
  • Traffic studies
  • Durability and maintenance studies
  • Precast takeoffs & estimating
  • ADA compliance review
  • Condition surveys
  • Blast resistance & progressive collapse
  • Feasibility studies
  • Forensic engineering studies
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Engineer of Record


Engineer of Record


LEAP's Engineer of Record activities include responsibility for all structural aspects of the design of the structure including the design of all of the structure's systems and components. Our structural engineering documents comply with the requirements of the general responsibility rules, Chapter G 15-30, F.A.C.

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Expert Testimony & Investigations


Expert Testimony & Investigations


With more than 55 years of precast/prestressed experience, LEAP has natural expertise for providing investigation, analyses, opinions and reports and expert testimony in litigation involving precast/prestressed concrete or other construction related matters. LEAP is routinely retained by attorneys and/or insurance companies for its specialized knowledge of precast/prestressed concrete to defend, either directly or indirectly, a precast/prestressed concrete manufacturer's interest in litigation cases.

Forensic Engineering


Forensic Engineering


 

LEAP is renowned for its consistent high quality and professionalism, in-depth client knowledge and extensive knowledge of precast manufacturing, construction and innovative use of precast/prestressed concrete. As the first precast engineering consultant in the U.S. specializing solely in precast/prestressed concrete, LEAP provides its clients with the benefit of its experience with a large variety of precast building systems and applications. LEAP is uniquely structured to better serve its clients through proven project management systems to ensure ontime delivery of the highest quality services that its clients deserve.

LEAP has extensive experience investigating a wide range of incidents and failures that are central to litigation and insurance claims. Since 1951, we have successfully investigated numerous losses, ranging from cases requiring a single expert and site inspection to a very complex and extensive forensic effort involving multiple experts. Our expert investigative approach allows us to objectively determine the proximate cause of a loss, which enables our clients to arrive at an equitable settlement/judgement for technically complex cases.

Site Inspection & Findngs


Site Inspection & Findngs


LEAP's structural engineers evaluate various types of structures around the country providing a wide range of structural investigation and forensic services.  Our investigative techniques draw on decades of technical experience and the latest building science and engineering standards.  Activities include evaluation and condition appraisal of structural symptoms as well as analysis and design for recommended repair.

a word about Estimating


a word about Estimating


How a company bids a project determines, to a large degree, whether or not the project is profitable. LEAP Associates International, Inc.'s comprehensive estimates and product take-off, material, labor, hauling and erection have provided precast manufacturers everything they need to know to successfully bid a profitable project. In-depth knowledge of the project allows LEAP to guarantee schedules and allocate the time necessary to complete a project on time. Computerized estimating allows LEAP to prepare each estimate in the same format, with each portion broken down and itemized. No extra forms are required. Data is available. Numbers can be easily stored and recalled for similar projects, saving future estimating times. Computerization of the estimating process eliminates mathematical errors and has saved money for producers who utilize LEAP's services as a double check of their own work. Crucial to the process, even more so than equipment, is LEAP's estimating staff, which provides over 35 years experience and product knowledge to our clients.