Structural Engineering

At ZAPATA-JB, we design facilities that improve the quality of life for owners and occupants. Owners are looking for facilities that are functional, attractive, durable, energy efficient and economical to build. Our team of engineers is strategically organized to handle your facility design needs. Whether new construction or renovation, we will work with you to provide a solution that you and your occupants are proud of.

ZAPATA-LJB has extensive expertise in design-build, tilt-up concrete buildings, high-performance buildings, and turn-key building shells that gets you in your building faster without sacrificing quality. The following key services provide a glimpse of how we can partner with you to design the perfect solution.


  • Structural Design
  • Building Design
  • Space Planning
  • Bridges
  • Retaining Walls and Barriers
  • Tilt-Up Facilities
  • Turn-Key Building Shell


  • Vulnerability Assessments and Threat Analysis
  • Security Assessments
  • Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Design
  • Blast Analysis
  • Critical Facilities Infrastructure Protection
  • Structural Strength and Hardening
  • Progressive Collapse Avoidance Design

 Forensics Engineering

  • Structural Condition Assessments
  • Failure Analysis
  • Repair Design
  • Code Compliance Assessments

For additional information, please contact:

Jay Brown, PhD, PE
Phone: (704) 358-8240