AHG / SE Services


Building Renovation/Rehabilitation

We have wide experience with the renovation of all common existing building and material types. Whether you need to provide a new slab or wall opening, remove load bearing elements, or make any other alteration to an existing structural system, we can show you the best way to do it.


Structural Design

We offer a full range of design services for all structural types, business sectors and building systems and materials.


Façade Investigation

We offer City of Chicago Critical Examination and Ongoing Examination services and report preparation for all building types. When we examine your building's façade, you may be assured that the examination will be performed by an experienced, fully-qualified, Illinois-licensed design professional.


Building Problem Solving Investigations

Our extensive knowledge of building means, types and materials makes us supremely qualified to troubleshoot any structural-related building problems, including foundation settlement, water infiltration, and other indications of potential structural problems.


Structural Permit Review Facilitation

If you are having trouble obtaining the necessary structural building permits, or have been cited for structural violations by a city code enforcement official, we can provide the technical assistance you need to set things right. Our years of experience have enabled us to anticipate and address structural plan examiners' concerns, even for projects for which we were not the structural engineer of record.


Life Safety and High Rise Sprinkler Ordinance Investigations

AHG/SE offers City of Chicago ‘Life Safety and High Rise Sprinkler’ ordinance inspections services (LSE) for high-rise buildings. The purpose of the LSE is to demonstrate whether the high-rise building can provide a reasonable level of safety from fire for the occupants. The ordinance also requires that an approved life safety compliance plan be developed to address any deficiencies found as a result of the LSE inspection and evaluation. AHG/SE provides both building inspection and facility assessment services and can develop the full compliance plan for building owners and managers.


Restaurant Inspections

AHG/SE offers a limited scope of services for City of Chicago ‘Restaurant Inspections.’ We can provide owners site inspection services to asses the loading conditions on floors, ceilings, mezzanines, etc. and prepare the required compliance certificates for submittal to the City of Chicago for Restaurant License renewal.  All restaurants in the City of Chicago are subject to certain recurring inspections.  Generally these inspections are conducted by the Health Department for sanitation and safe food handling practices, the Buildings Department to ensure the safety of the structure, and the Fire Department to ensure safe fire exits.



Peer Review

We are an accredited firm with the City of Chicago Department of Construction and Permits' Structural Peer Review Program.