Engineering Services for Facility Environments

Expert Design Assistance for MEP Contractors

Let us put our technical expertise to work for you by assisting in designs for plumbing, mechanical, and electrical power systems to protect building equipment.

Quality Design Now Means Peace of Mind Later

Whether bidding plan spec work, design assist, or design-build, Ketchum and Walton can assist in a multitude of ways through pipe stress analysis, seismic and wind restraint, dead load analysis, or whatever other ‘delegated design’ challenge you may face.

Whatever the case, Ketchum & Walton can provide the right engineering services in a timely manner to give you peace of mind.

The Ketchum & Walton Difference


We delegate our design services to best-in-class engineers who have a thorough understanding of building design and the stresses your equipment may face during its lifetime.


We’ll provide detailed submittals with calculations highlighting anticipated forces on riser piping and layouts of recommended anchors, guides, and spring locations. We furnish design drawings showing restraint locations and anchorage requirements for seismic analysis of ductwork, equipment, and cable trays.

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This is a collaborative effort, and we’re committed to providing you with unmatched customer support throughout the entire process, addressing any concern you have.

of Mind

Knowing your building is structurally sound is a priceless feeling, and we’re confident our engineering services can give you the peace of mind you’re looking for.

Diagnose Potential Problems & Prepare for the Unexpected with Expert Analysis

Whether you need to determine potential stresses on your building’s piping or prepare your equipment for seismic activity, we’ve got you covered.

Pipe Stress Analysis

We’ll analyze your building’s piping and account for external stresses, like seismic forces, and internal factors, such as thermal expansion. This ensures your building’s pipes move where you want them to and stay secured where you don’t.

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Pipe Stress Analysis

Seismic Force Analysis

Non-structural MEP components, including distribution systems, must have continuous operation in critical facilities after a seismic event. Our engineers assess the seismic forces imparted on building components and will provide restraint recommendations to keep them operating after an earthquake.

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Seismic Force Analysis

Wind Analysis

Rooftop equipment like cooling towers and air handling units must endure strong winds to prevent them from being blown over, damaged, or threatening human life. Our professional engineers will determine the necessary wind restraint design based on the latest International Building Code (IBC).

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Wind Analysis

Beam Design

Adequate support is vital to ensuring a piece of equipment’s structural integrity, especially for rooftop units and cooling towers. We’ll tell you exactly what support steel you need and where you need it to ensure your equipment stays secure.

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Beam Design

Building design is complex. Our process is simple.

Step 1

Schedule a Consultation with Our Team

The process begins with meeting our team to discuss your needs. When we identify your concerns, we’ll strategize on the best way to approach the problem.
Step 2

We Will Visit the Job Site or Meet with Your Team

We love visiting the job site or building location to identify potential problem areas for the contractor – whether it be tight floor space, cluttered mechanical rooms, or any other obstacle that might become an issue during construction. We will work to identify where our services can best be utilized.
Step 3

We'll Provide Expert Recommendations

After our engineers complete their analysis, we’ll provide you with detailed drawings and reports to show you where your building needs support and the products we recommend.

Excellent service, tailor-made recommendations, and peace of mind for everyone.

There’s no one-size-fits-all recommendation for any building design. Each project is unique, and our team will ensure you receive the utmost respect and support throughout the process. With our expert recommendations, you can make informed decisions about how to structure your building’s design and acquire the right products to get the job done.

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