Biggs Consulting Engineering, PLLC

  • August 2017,  Authored “Crossings: Bridges in the Adirondacks”, included in "The Adirondack Architecture Guide, Southern-Central Region" by Janet Null, SUNY PRESS,  ISBN13: 978-1-4384-6666-8

  • "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

  • Development of engineering manual for veneer anchorage.
  • Assessment of the hyperbolic paraboloid roof of the George Nakashima Arts Building and barrel vault roof of the Pool Building, New Hope, PA  - both historic 
  • Restoration of ancient city of Gordion, Turkey​
  • Seismic strengthening of a Hindu temple in Nepal
  • Stone anchorage design – The Gathering Palace, Tulsa, OK
  • Prefabricated masonry design and development
  • Forensic evaluations - schools, condominiums, apartments, office buildings
  • Peer Reviewer for ATC -124 to develop a FEMA Design Guide for the use of ASCE 41.
  • Assesment of historic Gasholder Building, Troy, NY

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  • Structural engineering
  • Masonry design and restoration
  • Structural forensic engineering
  • Project design and peer reviews​
  • Product development and consulting
July 2018

10th IMC (International Masonry Conference)

Milan, Italy

Presentation: "Comparison of Modelling Approaches to Analyzing Masonry Arch Bridges"

Sept. 2018
11th SAHC (Structural Analysis of Historic Construction) Conference

Cusco, Peru

Presentation: "Stabilizing the Early Phrygian Gate Complex at Gordion, Turkey- Conservation Preparation"

Structural, Forensic, Masonry, Restoration

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

  • June 2018, David Biggs was named a Fulbright Specialist candidate for 2018-2021..
  • May 2018, David Biggs was named a columnist for Masonry Design magazine.
  • April 2018, David Biggs was presented the 2018 Dennis L, Tewsbury Award by the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of ASCE.  
  • ​​July 2017, Presented a paper titled "Practical Concerns for Jacking and Shoring Masonry Structures” at the 13th Canadian Masonry Symposium in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 
  • 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​.


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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.