Biggs Consulting Engineering, PLLC

Recent Publications

May 24, 2017
Masonry Institute of St Louis
St Louis, Mo

Presentation:  "Conserving Ancient Sites from the Empire of Alexander the Great"

June 5-7, 2017
13th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Presentation: "Jacking and Shoring Masonry Structures"

Upcoming Events


Structural, Forensic, Masonry, Restoration


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

Current Projects


  • Development of engineering manual for veneer anchorage.
  • Assessment of the hyperbolic paraboloid roof of the George Nakashima Arts Building,New Hope, PA 
  • 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
  • CODE BLUE - facility for homeless and displaced persons in Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Feb-March 2016  David Biggs was Visiting lecturer for European Commission for historic construction 
  • August 2015   David Biggs became as  licensed professional engineer in the State of Oklahoma.  
  • May 2015, Leader for an international team of structural engineers who went to Nepal for earthquake damage assessments. Read more
  • July 2015, Lectured 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) in Rome, Italy.
  • January 2015, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Department and Civil Engineering awarded David Biggs its Distinguished Alumni Award for his expertise with masonry structures, consulting engineering and participation on its Advisory Council​.

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

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, evaluation of existing structures, and disaster investigations.

  • "Marvelous Masonry",  Iraq (Jan. 2017), Turkey (Feb. 2017), Egypt (March 2017), Czech Republic (April 2017)       Masonry magazine, 

  • "BIM-M Reaches Major Milestone Towards Generation 1", SMART| dynamics for masonry, Vol 1, 2017

  • “Compressive Strength of Dry-Stacked Concrete Masonry Unit Assemblies”, S. Atamturktur, B. Ross, J. Thompson, D. Biggs, J. Mater. Civ. Eng., American Society of Civil Engineers, 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001693 , 06016020., August 2016 

  • In-situ assessment of the physical and mechanical properties of vintage solid clay bricks”, D. Dizhur, R. Lumantarna, D. T. Biggs, and J. M. Ingham, Journal of Materials and Structures, Springer (2016) 50: 63. doi:10.1617/s11527-016-0939-9