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:
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.
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.
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.
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.