Providing Comprehensive Structural Engineering Services!

What is Structural Engineering?

Structural engineering is a branch of civil engineering. Structural engineers analyze the forces (gravity, wind, seismic, horizontal pressures from water and soil) that act upon a structure (homes, buildings, bridges, retaining walls, and tunnels) to determine whether or not the structure can effectively resist the forces. To do this structural engineers receive extensive training in the engineering sciences. They understand how the basic principles of calculus, physics, and chemistry apply to internal stresses that are found within a structure. Using this knowledge, the engineer is then challenged to design a structure that is economical and structurally sound.

Our Goal

The goal of Joseph Barbato Associates is to emphasize innovative structural design, utilizing traditional analysis and computer based techniques along with the latest construction techniques within the confines of each project's economic parameters. We endeavor to provide expertise primarily in the practice of structural engineering associated with the design of new construction projects, as well as the adaptive reuse, restoration, renovation and structural reinforcement of existing buildings.


  • Complete structural engineering services for new building construction and renovation of existing facilities
  • Change of building use evaluation and pre-acquisition studies
  • Building facade and parking garage restoration
  • Failure examinations and forensic investigations
  • Specialty engineering services
  • Fall protection