Engineer in Boulder, CO
In 1979, Collins Engineers. Opened its doors in Chicago delivering engineering services in structural and transportation analysis and design, and underwater engineering. It was in the area of underwater engineering that Collins pioneered the use of professional engineers as diving inspectors in the evaluation of underwater structures.
read moreAny company's success depends on repeat business from clients who expect quality work. Collins knows this and doesn't take client relationships for granted, and continuously works on improving the ability to meet each client's specific needs.
read moreToday, Collins is an ENR Top 500 Design Firm and provides design and analysis services coupled with field experience to the transportation, marine, construction, and land development industries. Collins' insistence on obtaining firsthand knowledge means that our engineers are on the project from start to finish, from the initial on-site inspection to the design of repairs, from performing the construction administration to following up with construction inspection. Such practical experience provides a unique and customized approach in the development of solutions, and provides continuity for our clients.
Climbing and Rope Access Assessments
read moreClimbing and rope access inspections allow Collins' engineer-inspectors to provide detailed, hands-on inspections of all structural elements by using various rope access techniques and rigging methods. All of Collins' rope access inspectors are engineers with the necessary skills, training, and certifications to provide structural inspections while working within SPRAT and IRATA guidelines.
read moreGround conditions have included granulated and cohesive soils, including very soft clays, high water tables, and rock. Much of the work has been in urban areas where soil movements and building settlement require tight control. Structure types include cantilever, internally braced, and tied-back systems constructed with sheet piling, soldier pile lagging, rings and lagging, tangent and secant piles, and soil nails and rock anchors. Underpinning designs may also be provided. Designs are based on a state-by-state analysis with detailed construction sequencing provided.
read moreFor over thirty years, Collins has worked closely with some of the country's largest contractors to provide engineering services in support of their construction activities. We work with the contractor's staff to understand the problem in need of a solution and to utilize the work methods and equipment preferred by the contractor. Our experience includes construction engineering for the design of shoring towers and formwork, temporary earth retention structures and cofferdams, and extends to complex designs such as girder erection, bridge jacking and moving, demolition sequencing, and the re-analysis of straight and curved girders to accommodate continuous deck pour sequences and the rehabilitation of movable bridge spans.
read moreCollins' engineer-divers are accustomed to completing all types of underwater inspections, ensuring that accurate and efficient inspections are always performed. The firm's engineer-divers are certified commercial divers and hold various inspection and testing certifications, including ADCI Certification. They possess the specialized ability to properly identify items of importance in an underwater inspection, and make recommendations and provide design services for repairs and maintenance.