renewable energy

Vernier Building Seismic Roof Upgrade and Mechanical Unit Replacement

MCE provided engineering calculations intended for design of the canopy using solar panels, structural repairs to meet current seismic loading, and analysis of lateral loads due to replacement of mechanical units. Seismic loading and wind loading on new mechanical units were based on estimated replacement unit weights. The criteria that all new mechanical units weigh less than existing and that framing members at replacement mechanical units be verified for capacity.

University of Portland Shiley Hall Solar Panel Support & Framing

Structural engineering and analysis was provided for the support of a new solar PV array supported on aluminum racking attached to the existing concrete roof slab. The aluminum racking and its attachment to the roof were also analyzed.

Lewis & Clark College PV Array

MCE helped Lewis & Clark College with their renewable energy effort by providing structural engineering design for the foundation and framing for a ground-mount PV array.