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Degenkolb Engineers is an employee-owned company with a staff that has grown steadily to over 140 people. Founded in 1940, the firm provides a wide spectrum of structural engineering services to architects, Fortune 500 companies and other corporations, healthcare institutions, major universities, school districts, historic building owners, and government entities. The firm is distinguished by the use of the latest analytical techniques, regular employment of performance-based design principles, as well as the ability to express complex technical issues in ordinary language. The staff is directly involved in technical innovation through participation in the development of better techniques, seismic codes, and evaluation guidelines. A strong commitment to improved seismic safety has been evident throughout Degenkolb’s history. Earthquake reconnaissance on a global level has been an integral part of its culture for more than 40 years. The insight gained allows professional staff to provide a unique style of engineering to clients in seismic risk zones.

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