Delivering Excellence Without Excess
Dunbar is a consulting structural engineering firm known for bringing clients an elusive combination of a progressive spirit and the thoughtfulness, thoroughness and wide-ranging expertise that only an experienced firm committed to excellence can offer.
Always people-focused, we have clients, not projects. And it’s this mindset that continually drives us to do right by them.
We’re guided by a set of values that support our commitment to always put people first:
We treat every client like they are our only client.
We address every need and solve every challenge the moment it arises.
We stand and speak up for you, your company and your project.
We think and act judiciously in everything we do.
We recommend solutions today that ensure our clients and end users are primed for the future.
We bring the “can-do” mindset and technical expertise to make our clients’ most ambitious visions a reality.
Founded in 1966, we’ve grown into a substantial firm dedicated solely to structural engineering. Our clients include architects, government institutions and agencies, engineering firms, contractors and industrial and manufacturing companies.
Today we have 30+ employees, including 23 Registered Professional Engineers and five graduate engineers (EITs) across two full-service offices in Richmond and Charlottesville, Virginia. The firm also provides services in the Charlotte, NC area. We’re registered in Virginia, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.
Dunbar is certified in Virginia as a small business (SWaM).
Dunbar offers a range of structural engineering services, including:
- Design for New Construction
- Design for Renovation
- Investigation, Assessment and Repair
- Specialty Engineering for Contractors and Sub-Contractors
- Industrial and Manufacturing Design
- Sustainable Design
Because our clients come from diverse sectors, we’ve built a broad knowledge base and expertise in structural engineering for:
- Athletic Facilities
- Health Care
- Higher Education
- Multi-Family Housing
- Parking Deck Repairs
- Public Buildings
We have experience with many structure types, including wood, steel, reinforced masonry, and cast-in-place and precast concrete, and foundation types ranging from steel, concrete and wood piles to caissons, floating mats and standard spread footings.
Our far-reaching experience enables us to clearly understand our clients’ larger context, uncovering potential challenges before they become problems and future-proofing projects so that desired changes are possible.
This thoughtful and thorough approach saves our clients money and headaches, maintains their timelines and keeps them in compliance.