Existing Structures

While we do work in both new design and existing buildings, our main focus at Perry & Associates is on existing structures. Whether you have an emergency that needs mitigating or a report done, we have the skills and experience to serve any of your many needs. Browse through our list of services and contact us today!



Educational facility design including renovations and additions along with campus expansion and development.



Commercial design for the ever evolving needs of the community. Our design experience includes many different kinds of commercial spaces for different uses. With awareness of space planning, we provide a full spectrum of skills from complete building design to building component support framing.


Facade Examinations

In 2003, the City of Chicago Department of Buildings revised City Ordinance 34. It requires that buildings over 80 feet in height adopt a biannual program of exterior building inspections and that they have a “critical” inspection performed every four to 12 years, depending on the building’s type of construction. Our firm has completed numerous critical façade inspections on buildings of various sizes.


Structural Peer Review

As experienced peer reviewers, we know that the role of the reviewer may require as much flexibility as that of the designer. We pride ourselves on our ability to adapt to the needs of each client on a case-by-case basis while maintaining a high level of thorough review. We know that with a pragmatic attitude, we assist the owner and design team in the implementation of peer review concepts. We also off other specialized services on a range of projects.



Our experience spans many different styles of residential design work. From single family homes to multi-building complexes, we know each residential project has unique needs and challenges. Our design team works hard to create individualized structural designs and solutions for our clients.


Problem Solving & Emergencies

While emergencies are never a good thing, here at Perry & Associates, we pride ourselves in being quick, logical thinkers. We love a good problem that makes us challenge our knowledge of structural concepts and design practices. We have produced thoughtful and creative solutions under pressure for a wide variety of issues.

more services

  • General Structural Design

    • Industrial
    • Education
    • Office / tenant / retrofit
    • Commercial
    • Residential
    • Foundations / retaining structures
  • Failure Analysis

    • Documentation of existing conditions
    • Structural analysis / testing
    • Architectural analysis / testing
    • Repair options
    • Claims / schedule analysis
    • Troubleshoot construction problems
  • Special Consulting Services

    • Condition Assessment
    • Facilities Planning / Management
    • Facility Risk Management
  • Repairs and Renovation

    • Documentation of existing
    • Critical façade inspections
    • Critical facade examination report
    • Visual façade inspection
    • Visual façade examination report
    • Repair drawings
    • Structural modifications
  • Litigation Support

    • Investigation and analysis
    • Construction claim analysis
    • Exhibit preparation
  • Architectural Engineering

    • Serviceability analysis
    • Flashing and roofing
    • Sliding glass doors and windows
    • Special specification writing
  • Waterproofing

    • Design of flashings
    • Plaza decks
    • Fountains
    • Caulk joints and expansion joints
  • Construction Materials

    • Concrete
    • Steel
    • Wood / timber
    • Precast concrete
    • Post-tensioned concrete
  • Structural Peer Review

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