Burlingham Engineering and Forensics

From our Offices in the Heart of the Space Coast
We Serve Clients in Florida, Bahamas, Cayman Islands,
Miami/Dade/Broward and the Panhandle Area Since 1993.
640 East New Haven Avenue # 434
Melbourne, FL 32902

Sean C. Burlingham, PE SI

Special Inspector No.2000
A (perhaps becoming rare) MultiStory Design- Qualified Non-Provisional Special Inspector

- Professional Engineer

- Forensic Engineer

- Expert Witness

- Litigation Investigator

- Innovative Solutions

After working as an Engineer Intern for various government contractors since 1989 (primarily: Pan Am World Services, the US Air Force at Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Base Support, and NASA at Kennedy Space Center), in 1993 Burlingham began his six-years of employment (mentorship) in the private practice of Structural Engineering under Dr. Val Hausner, and was running that office by 1997. Upon Val's well-deserved retirement in 1999, after his long and storied ten years (!) of various internships and mentorships, Burlingham started this Firm. He hit the ground running, enjoying the immediate interest and response of Developers, Owners, and Builders such as Towne Realty and various Florida County Public Schools.
We are grateful to our Clients who give us the opportunity and trust required to demonstrate the ability to provide our unique and effective services for large structural design projects and Special Inspection; and for non-design assignments such as Expert Witness and Testimony, Forensic Failure Analysis, Water Intrusion, and Forensic Investigations, for a broad variety of projects, clients, and needs.

Developers, Owners, Attorneys, and Insurance Adjusters turn to Burlingham for a competent Professional Engineer and Expert Witness with a long and proven history of success with large structural design and Expert Witness Investigations. Many of our major clients today are repeat customers, with whom we have worked with since 1993 - representing over 30 years of mutual trust and success.
To our esteemed clients: Thank you! We could not exist without you.

Typical design practice areas listed below.

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Areas of Design Practice

Multistory Buildings
(Hotels, Condominiums, Office Towers, Hospitals)

School Buildings

Commercial Buildings

Structural Repairs

Special Structures / Exotics

Government and Military

Special Inspection Services

Public Hurricane Shelters
and Shelter Certification

Financial Studies for
Building Ownership

Condo SIRS and
Milestone Inspections

Forensic Failure Investigation
and Court Testimony

Expert Witness Services

Representative Designs

Crane Creek Medical Center
(Downtown Melbourne)

Whitley Bay Condominiums, Cocoa
The Built 13-Story and 10-Story Buildings
The Original 25-Story Concept

Ron Jon Resort
Cape Canaveral
Now: Homewood Suites by Hilton
Cape Canaveral-Cocoa Beach

Harbor City Views
Mixed-Use Project

Downtown Melbourne

Retrofit of Bridge over
Hwy AIA for Crowne Plaza

Public Shelter and Bleacher
Certification for Monroe County Florida Keys  

Hurricane Report Card

I have lost count of how many multistory building projects for which we provided the Structural Design and the Inspection of the structural construction.

I did a quick tally of those in Brevard County - that I can remember at the time of this (2011) writing - that were also built when the unusual 2004 hurricane season bore down upon us: Hurricanes Charley, Frances, and Jeanne, and also the 2005 Hurricane Wilma.

Number of Multistory Buildings in Brevard County that we designed, and that felt the winds of the 2004 and 2005 hurricanes:

  • 35 Two-Story Buildings
  • 9 Three-Story Buildings
  • 2 Four-Story Buildings
  • 39 Five-Story Buildings
  • 3 Seven-Story Buildings
  • 3 Eight-Story Buildings
  • 2 Nine-Story Buildings
  • 4 Ten-Story Buildings
  • 3 Twelve-Story Buildings
  • 1 Thirteen-Story Building

Not one of them experienced any structural damage of any kind. In Florida the biggest technical design problem is making an economical structure resistant to powerful winds. This is our specialty.

  • Reinforced Concrete
  • Post-Tensioned Concrete
  • Pre-stressed Concrete
  • Shallow and Deep Foundation
  • Driven and Cast-In Place Piles
  • Retaining walls, very tall (35 feet walls)
  • Precast Tilt-Wall Construction
  • Structural Steel Framing
  • Lightgage Steel
  • Timber Structures and Glulam
  • Marine Seawalls, Docks, Piers
  • Fiberglass Rebar Reinforced Concrete
  • Cable-Stay Structures

Crane Creek Medical Center - Under Construction

Harbor Point Condominiums - Titusville

CVS Pharmacy Distribution Warehouse - Vero Beach

Space Mirror: the Memorial to Fallen U.S. Astronauts - NASA Visitor Center

Ron Jon Resort and the surrounding Condominiums - Port Canaveral and NASA shown beyond

Structural Repairs of Concrete Balconies

Whitley Bay Condominiums, Building 1 - Cocoa

Helicopter Pad - Cape Canaveral Hospital

Polk County Middle School

Ascention Catholic Church

Harbor City Views - being designed for Downtown Melbourne

Email inquiries can be sent to Sean@ (this domain) StrongBuilding.com
or to Sean at DefectExpert.com (the former is preferred)


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