Construction Engineering

At ZFI Engineering, our approach to construction engineering is meticulous and forward-thinking. We anticipate construction methodology through our extensive experience and address construction deviations with the same focus delivering straightforward and economical solutions. We provide evaluations and repairs during the construction process, resulting in structural excellence in every project. Our collaboration with contractors extends to designing and executing specialty structural components tailored to each project’s unique demands.

Delegated Design Engineering

Our Delegated Design Engineering expertise is pivotal in providing targeted structural scope items that were not provided by the engineer of record on their projects. We partner with contractors, offering specialized support in structural component design and ensuring project success with their vendors, subcontractors, and adhering to timelines.

Precision engineering to ensure the integrity of steel connections, vital for overall structural stability, per the contractor and fabricator’s desired capabilities and workflow.

Member Design: Crafting durable, innovative designs for cold-formed steel components to meet a variety of uses.

Connection Design: Developing robust and efficient connection designs for various structural elements and attachments.

Expertise in load-bearing and veneer wall design, delivering accuracy and strength in site-cast tilt-up concrete wall projects. Focused on the precise design of these primary structural members and incorporating both the designer’s requirements and the contractor’s capabilities and expectations.

Structural Shoring and Bracing

Designing adequate shoring and bracing systems for temporary  applications and conditions is vital to enhancing construction safety. Our solutions focus on providing stability and support tailored to the unique requirements of each project.

Construction Phasing Support

We offer comprehensive guidance through every construction or renovation phase, ensuring smooth progress and high-quality outcomes. We work with architects, owners, and contractors to mitigate impacts to existing operations. Our coordinated approach addresses challenges proactively, facilitating seamless transitions between project phases.

Special Inspections

Conducting thorough Code-required Special Inspections, with a keen focus on:

Concrete Rebar – to ensure structural integrity and adherence to construction tolerances as well as the design drawings and specifications

Post-tensioning – to guarantee compliance to design documents and uphold safety standards.

Structural Observation – to coordinate and confirm on-going process is consitient with design intent.

By partnering with ZFI Engineering, contractors can navigate the complexities of construction with confidence, knowing every structural aspect is meticulously reviewed and inspected for compliance with the design.


Construction engineering is a discipline that focuses on the planning, design, management, and execution of construction projects. At ZFI Engineering, it involves applying our extensive knowledge to develop structural plans, oversee the construction process, and ensure the successful completion of projects, including specialized structures like parking garages.

Structural engineering includes the comprehensive study and application of engineering principles to design elements that support and resist loads, such as beams, columns, and slabs. It involves determining the stability, strength, and rigidity of built structures for buildings and nonbuilding structures. The field also encompasses structural analysis, design, planning, research, inspection, project management, and construction management to ensure safe, sustainable, and economical structures.

While both fields overlap, civil engineering is broader, encompassing the design, construction, and maintenance of the built environment. Construction engineering, a subset of civil engineering practiced by professionals at ZFI Engineering, focuses specifically on construction. It manages the building process and ensures the civil designs are correctly executed.
The role of engineering in construction is to translate architectural concepts into feasible structures. Engineers ensure that every building or infrastructure project is safe, efficient, and built to last. At ZFI Engineering, this includes overseeing the structural integrity of construction projects, from the initial concept design to the final build, including critical aspects such as structural shoring, bracing, and concrete post-tensioning.