Recent Publications


  • Structural engineering
  • Masonry design and restoration
  • Structural forensic engineering
  • Project design and peer reviews​
  • Product development and consulting

Current Projects

  • "Transect Survey as a Post-Disaster Global Rapid Damage Assessment Tool", L. Moon, D. Biggs, J. Ingham and M. Griffith, Earthquake Spectra, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Nov 2015 (in press) 
  • "New opportunities with post-tensioned masonry" , D. Biggs, Brazilian Journal Concrete and Construction from the Brazilian Concrete Association, Dec. 2015 (in press)​
  • August 2015   David Biggs became as  licensed professional engineer in the State of Oklahoma.  
  • July 2015, David Biggs was the leader for an international team of structural engineers who went to Nepal for earthquake damage assessments. Read more
  • February 2015, Appointed a 2015 lecturer for the International Course on Stone Conservation sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute of Los Angeles, CA and the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) to be held in Rome, Italy.
  • December 2014, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Department and Civil Engineering selected David Biggs for its Distinguished Alumni Award for his expertise with masonry structures, consulting engineering and participation on its Advisory Council​.
  • 2014, Appointed a lecturer for the University of Pennsylvania-School of Design, Historic Preservation. Read more.

On-going conservation at the ancient city of Gordion, Turkey with Midas Mound in the distance.

Biggs Consulting Engineering, PLLC

February-March 2016


"Masonry Repair and Strengthening"

and Capstone project,  Advanced Structural Analysis of Historic Construction, Czech Technical  University, Prague, Czech Republic

April 2016


"Masonry Design"

Structural Engineers Association of Massachusetts (SEMASS),

Northeastern University, Burlington, MA

Upcoming Events


Structural, Forensic, Masonry, Restoration

  • Development of engineering manuals for storm shelters, veneer anchorage and single wythe.
  • Earthquake evaluations, Nepal
  • Restoration of ancient city of Gordion, Turkey​
  • Stone anchorage design – The Gathering Palace, Tulsa, OK
  • Prefabricated masonry design and development
  • Forensic evaluations - schools, condominiums, apartments, office buildings

Biggs Consulting Engineering was founded in 2010 by David Biggs, P.E., S.E.

The structural engineering firm specializes in forensic engineering, masonry design, and restoration.  In addition, the firm is involved with research projects and provides consulting for the development of new masonry products. Additional work includes design and review of new construction and the evaluation of existing structures.