The Structural Engineering Department at Design Alaska is led by Michael Dean, PE and is comprised of himself and four Structural Engineers in Training. The department has extensive design experience for new construction and renovation of commercial, institutional, military, light industrial, recreational and residential facilities. This experience includes all phases of structural design and analysis including site and foundation selection, structural system analysis based on economics and applicability, final design and detailing of the structural system; and construction site observation to ensure quality construction. The structural department also has extensive experience evaluating existing structural systems to determine adequacy, safety, and compliance with codes/standards. This experience has been tempered and adapted to the particular requirements of the cold area regions throughout the State of Alaska.