• 213 E. Seneca Street
  • Ithaca
  • NY 14850
  • 607.272.5060

Elwyn & Palmer is a structural, civil and geotechnical engineering consulting firm. Founded in 2006, we are located on The Commons in Ithaca, New York. 

Services

Structural Design

We combine computerized structural analysis and modeling software with over 50 years of practical structural design and construction experience. Our design solutions are cost effective and constructable, and our design documents are thorough and complete.

Geotechnical and Foundation Design

We provide both structural engineering and geotechnical/foundation engineering on many of our building projects, greatly improving the turn-around time and the quality of the building foundation design. 

Construction Phase Services

In addition to providing full construction phase support on our design projects, we provide construction support services to owners, fabricators and contractors in areas such as construction shoring and bracing, support for excavations, steel fabrication drawing review and structural inspection.

Analysis and Reports

We support owners, attorneys, and contractors in the investigation of building performance problems and the identification of building or structure deficiencies. Our findings are presented in a clear, concise and understandable manner.

About Us

Elwyn & Palmer Consulting Engineers, PLLC is a structural, civil, and geotechnical engineering firm based in Ithaca, New York. We provide engineering services to architects, municipalities, owners, contractors, fabricators, and developers. The firm partners have a diverse and extensive background in public and private facilities design and construction, and a reputation for client service, integrity, and creative problem solving.

 

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Mike Palmer has over 25 years experience in the engineering and construction industry. He is highly experienced in structural and geotechnical engineering and has a background in civil engineering and heavy civil construction. He has completed projects in a wide range of fields including educational facilities, large-scale commercial facilities, foundation design for buildings and bridges, and seismic analyses of buildings, bridges, and dams.

Dr. Palmer’s professional experience includes 12 years with leading consulting engineering firms, experience in the heavy construction industry, and management of a large-scale earthquake engineering research program at Cornell University’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He has made numerous presentations to both clients and research groups and has authored well received papers and reports based on his earthquake engineering research.

He is an experienced structural and geotechnical engineer, having served as lead design engineer on public and private building projects, renovations projects in both steel and timber framed structures, and design of foundations for buildings and bridges. He has been responsible for geotechnical site characterization for dozens of construction projects. His clients have included school districts, universities, private developers, and local, state, and federal governments and agencies.

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David Elwyn has over 30 years experience in the design and construction industry. He is experienced in facilities condition assessment, structural and general building design, cost and project management, claims management and dispute resolution, contract administration and close-out.

Mr. Elwyn’s professional experience includes 19 years with a leading architectural, engineering, and construction services firm, during which time he progressed from construction administrator to firm president and managing partner. He has developed and implemented computer applications for design, construction administration and facilities evaluation, established quality assurance procedures for design and document review, investigated and negotiated design defect claims and contract disputes, and developed project execution checklists and procedures.

He is an experienced structural engineer, having served as lead design engineer on numerous public and private new construction and renovation projects, with particular expertise in masonry condition assessment and design, structural design and restoration, and structural forensic investigation and analysis.

Mr. Elwyn’s project management experience includes serving as owner’s project representative, leading full service architectural and engineering design teams from project inception and contract negotiation through construction close-out, serving as consulting engineer team leader providing engineering services to major architectural design firms, and providing construction management services as agent of the Owner.

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Address
213 E. Seneca St.
Ithaca, New York 14850

Phone
607.272.5060
Fax
607.272.5065