Fire Tower is an engineering and design firm specializing in timber structures. Our team of four engineers, each with a keen understanding of the structural uses and capabilities of wood, brings a contemporary understanding to the craftsman’s tradition of timber framing. As a result, Fire Tower’s projects have helped advance the science of engineered timber use and created new possibilities in the realm of post & beam construction.
Turning Ideas Into Action
With knowledge derived from decades of high-level experience, Fire Tower has demonstrated a consistent ability to transform rough plans into exemplary heavy timber structures. Our basic services cover design, consultation, engineering, repair and certification, and because we’re a small team of experts, we’re agile enough to adapt to your specific needs, including:
- Concept development
- Preliminary Cost Estimates
- Bid qualification and review
- 3D modeling
- Value Engineering
- Sustainable and exotic building systems
- Evaluating code requirements
- Assessing and repairing existing structures
- Project documentation
- Providing superstructures
Heavy Timber Services - An Overview
With extensive backgrounds in the art, science and business of timber framing, Fire Tower’s team of engineers offers diverse skill sets and proficiencies. We’re small and informal enough to maintain productive, communicative relationships with our clients, yet uniquely qualified to take on the most challenging projects.
Fire Tower is ready to design, advise, document, analyze, engineer, detail, repair, review and stamp for certification heavy timber structures. We help our clients realize these structures by prequalifying bidders, negotiating with sole-source framers, and even providing the timber structures and components ourselves. We adapt our skills to the specific needs of the client, and offer a range of services specifically designed to achieve a successful timber project.
Our array of services include:
- Value Engineering
- 3D Modeling
- Sustainable & Exotic Building Systems
- Inspection and Rehabilitation
- Project Management
27 Sims Ave
Providence, RI 02909