Structural engineering design & evaluation solutions
Ensure your residential or commercial building is structurally sound by requesting the services of Nevins Engineering.
ENGINEERING IN Central & SOUTH TEXAS
We offer structural engineering services in the Greater Houston, Austin, and San Antonio areas, providing evaluations of your property’s foundation and structural frame as well as design services for new and existing buildings.LEARN MORE about us
What some of our clients are saying
Years serving the greater Houston, San Antonio and Austin areas
As a builder/contractor it is very important to have knowledgeable, responsible and over all well oriented structural engineer with years of experience. Blair has helped me from structurally designing houses, foundations and dealing with city inspectors, that in all saved me a lot of time and money. Highly recommend…
Blair Nevins is outstanding. Great value and very fast. I highly recommend him. Super friendly guy.
Our recent work
Eye Site of Katy, TX
The Eye Site project was a 20,000 sq. ft. office design. This design was wood-framed with pre-manufactured floor trusses on a post-tension reinforced slab-on-grade foundation.
Oceanfront Apts, Galveston, TX
The Oceanfront Apartments project included the evaluation of 408 units on the coastline of Texas. Saltwater has a corrosive effect on building materials. Nevins Engineering evaluated the effects of saltwater corrosion on structural members throughout the complex. Remedial repairs were identified and communicated.
As a property owner, it’s important to know the structural integrity of your residence or building. With our framing and foundation evaluation services, we’ll look for signs of structural distress and report them to you. We’ll also make remedial recommendations if any issues need to be addressed.
N. Blair Nevins, P.E.
N. Blair Nevins is the President of Nevins Engineering, PLLC. He holds over 15 years of experience in civil design and engineering consultation services. Blair’s background includes experience in civil and structural engineering, project planning and estimation, business development and foundation/framing evaluation services. Blair completed his undergraduate and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering at Texas Tech University. His graduate research studied the structural resistance to tornado-generated debris missiles.
N. Blair Nevins, P.E.
Lisa Nevins is the General Manager and Drafter at Nevins Engineering, PLLC. She completed her undergraduate degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University. She has experience as an auditor, controller, compensation analyst and compensation program manager related to small businesses and educational institutions. Lisa is proficient in AutoCad LT and has provided structural and architectural drafting for both commercial and residential projects.
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What information is required before design?
The design process requires architect’s design drawings and a geotechnical report that analyzes the strength properties of the soil.
Do you design new foundations?
Yes. We can provide design services for residential or commercial foundations.
Do you evaluate new construction?
Yes. We provide foundation pre-pour and framing observations.
What is your fee?
Our fee is dependent on the size of the foundation and the issues afflicting it. Generally, our fee schedule begins at $425 for a typical residential foundation with a 1500 sq. ft. footprint.
How long does an evaluation last?
It depends on the size and complexity of the job, but a typical residential inspection will last approximately 1 to 1.5 hours.
Why should I hire an independent professional engineer?
A licensed real estate inspector can determine if a foundation or structural member is inadequate, but they cannot formally (or legally) inform you as to why it is inadequate or what remedial measures are required. He or she will often recommend that the structure is evaluated by a P.E. (professional engineer). A P.E. will be able to determine the reason why the structural member is noncompliant and, if necessary, what remedial repair options are available. Only a P.E. can legally inform you of the structural condition and integrity of a building. By hiring a P.E., you will not have to pay twice. A further benefit is that the opinion in the report is independent, as Nevins Engineering does not have an interest in prescribing an expensive repair.
What are your recommended repairs?
It depends. It could range from simple cosmetic repairs (caulk and paint) to drainage and landscaping improvements to foundation underpinning repairs.
When should I call?
You should contact a foundation repair company after it has been determined by an independent professional engineer that remedial repairs are required.
Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon.