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About TEC Engineering

TEC Engineering is an innovative and forward thinking consulting engineering firm specializing in building structures. Clients engage TEC Engineering to provide professional consulting engineering for complex building structures. Projects ranges are small scale modifications of and additions to existing structures to complex designs for new structures. TEC Engineering also provides forensic investigations by experienced professionals for personal and property damage claims.

We are always ready to move in new directions to meet your specific needs. After all, our objective is to help you achieve yours. Close association with you and your personnel during all phases of a project or claim investigation is important to you and is important to us.


Construction Engineering Services

Structural Analysis and Design
Complete structural analysis and design services for all phases of building projects, including due diligence, schematic design, design development, construction documents, contract administration, and construction phase services. Preparation of bid documents, permit drawings, and specifications.
Forensic Investigations
Forensic investigation services including insurance claims, loss evaluation, structural condition assessment, building envelope, construction defects, water infiltration, and code violations. Expert witness and litigation support.
Code Study
Code studies for buildings, building components, and product development. Building height and area limitations for building structural systems, use group classifications, and construction types. Egress and accessibility code compliance. Building components such as structural load capacity, stairs, guardrails, corridors, doors, ramps, parking, light and vent, FEMA provisions, etc.
Existing Building Restoration
Analysis and rehabilitation of existing structures, as-built field surveys and drawings, tenant fit-out, change of use, structural reinforcing, seismic retrofit, and adaptive reuse. Permit drawings and specifications.
Evaluation of Existing Structures
Condition assessment investigation, due diligence studies for prospective buyers and Owners, as-built surveys and drawings, future use assessment studies for modification and expansion of existing structures.
Facilities Engineering
On-call structural engineering and building design services, design of small and large building modifications and additions for facilities adaptation, tenant fit-out, roof top equipment, fenestration modifications, repairs, and maintenance.
Component Design Submittals
Preparation of submittal packages including design calculations for connections, storefront and curtain wall systems, signs, canopies, and retaining walls for the contractor and/or fabricator. Design of temporary structures and shoring systems for the construction industry.
Cold-Formed Framing Design
Analysis and preparation of design submittal packages including calculations, product data, and shop drawings for the light gage metal framing industry including contractors, architects, engineers, and Owners.
Construction Phase Services
Engineer-of-Record and third party administration services during construction such as Special Inspections, on-site observations for compliance with contract drawings, product submittals, shop drawings, request for information (RFI), field bulletins, building permit applications, and Certificate of Occupancy.
Special Inspections
Special Inspections Coordinator and Agent services for compliance with building codes for soils and foundations, cast-in-place concrete, precast concrete, masonry, structural steel, cold-formed metal framing, spray fire resistant material, wood construction, exterior insulated finish system (EIFS), and special cases.
Peer Review
Third-party and threshold limit review of structural designs include calculations for buildings and building components, code compliance, value engineering, quality assurance, constructability, and CT Threshold Limits.
BIM – Building Information Modeling
Digital representation of physical and functional characteristic of a building facility to create shared knowledge resources to support decision-making from conceptual phase, through design and construction, through operational life and eventual demolition with Autodesk Revit.

BIO – Anthony J. Papa, PE

Mr. Papa has over 25-years of experience working as a consulting engineer in private practice. He has been a licensed Professional Engineer since 1997 and is licensed in several states including CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA and RI. Experience includes extensive structural engineering and project management experience with a variety of buildings and accessory structures consisting of a variety of structural systems including steel, concrete, masonry and wood. Experience includes analysis and design of complex structures, peer reviews, special inspections, construction phase services, and code studies of building projects. Additional experience includes forensic investigations for losses associated with primary structure failure, fire, water damage, corrosion, slip and fall, building settlement, building envelope, and construction defects.

In 2004, after several years working at two engineering consulting firms, Mr. Papa established TEC Engineering in Hartford, CT. TEC Engineering specializes in consulting structural engineering for the building industry.

Our Connecticut Location

PE Licenses

  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island