Keast & Hood is a structural engineering firm founded in 1953. Over the course of its history, the firm has earned a reputation for committed client service and high quality, technically astute engineering. In addition to structural design for new buildings, the firm is a nationally recognized leader in building diagnostics and the preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation of historic structures.

Keast & Hood has helped establish standards for the evaluation and repair of buildings, including early involvement with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation, ASCE 11-90 “Guidelines for Structural Condition Assessment of Existing Buildings,” SEI/ASCE 30-00 “Guideline for Condition Assessment of the Building Envelope,” and Philadelphia Bill 090568-AAA, PM 304.10, “Periodic Inspection of Exterior Walls and Appurtenances of Buildings,” (Philadelphia Facade Inspection Ordinance).

Offices: Philadelphia, PA, Washington, DC, and Charlottesville, VA
Staff: 44 total; 24 registered engineers
Registration: 23 states
Recognition: More than 200 local and national awards since 2000
Experience: Traditional and new structural materials and systems
Clients: Architects, owners, institutions, government agencies

Keast & Hood is a structural engineering firm founded in 1953. Over the course of its history, the firm has earned a reputation for committed client service and high quality, technically astute engineering. In addition to structural design for new buildings, the firm is a nationally recognized leader in building diagnostics and the preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation of historic structures.

Keast & Hood has helped establish standards for the evaluation and repair of buildings, including early involvement with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation, ASCE 11-90 “Guidelines for Structural Condition Assessment of Existing Buildings,” SEI/ASCE 30-00 “Guideline for Condition Assessment of the Building Envelope,” and Philadelphia Bill 090568-AAA, PM 304.10, “Periodic Inspection of Exterior Walls and Appurtenances of Buildings,” (Philadelphia Facade Inspection Ordinance).

Offices: Philadelphia, PA, Washington, DC, and Charlottesville, VA
Staff: 44 total; 24 registered engineers
Registration: 23 states
Recognition: More than 200 local and national awards since 2000
Experience: Traditional and new structural materials and systems
Clients: Architects, owners, institutions, government agencies


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