Biggs Consulting Engineering was founded in 2010 by David Biggs, P.E., S.E.

The structural engineering firm specializes in forensic engineering, masonry design, and restoration. In addition, the firm is involved with research projects and provides consulting for the development of new masonry products. Additional work includes design and review of new construction, evaluation of existing structures, and disaster investigations.​


  • Structural engineering
  • Masonry design and restoration
  • Structural forensic engineering
  • Project design and peer reviews​
  • Product development and consulting


Recent Publications

Current Projects

David Biggs, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Helen Davidson of Engineering New Zealand

Feburary and March 2019

Presented nine seminars throughout New Zealand on Structural Forensic engineering 

Heritage Masonry in Peru. Marvelous Masonry   

September 2018

Presented: "Stabilizing the Early Phrygian Gate Complex at Gordion, Turkey - Conservation Preparation" 11th at SAHC (Structural Analysis of Historic Construction) Conference, Cusco Peru

June 2018

Presented a paper "Comparison of Modelling Approaches to Analyzing Masonry Arch Bridges" at the 10th IMC (International Masonry Conference), Milan, Italy

June 2018

David Biggs was named a Fulbright Specialist candidate for 2018-2021.

April 2018

David Biggs was presented the 2018 Dennis L, Tewsbury Award by the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of ASCE.  

May 2015

Leader for an international team of structural engineers who went to Nepal for earthquake damage assessments. Read more

July 2015

Lectured for the International Course on Stone Conservation sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute of Los Angeles, CA and the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) in Rome, Italy.

Current Projects

Recent Publications

Current Projects

Conservation of the Ancient City of Gordion Turkey

Assessment of the hyperbolic paraboloid roof of the George Nakashima Arts Building and barrel vault roof of the Pool Building, New Hope, PA  - both historic

Seismic strengthening of a Hindu temple in Nepal

Prefabricated masonry design and development

Forensic evaluations - schools, condominiums, apartments, office buildings

Assessment of historic Gasholder Building, Troy, NY

Masonry coalition solutions

Site structures and bridges for trail systems in NY and VT

Recent Publications

Recent Publications

Recent Publications


June 2018

Co-authored "Comparison of Modelling Approaches to Analyzing Masonry Arch Bridges" with Jonathan Knudtsen and Petr Kable for 10th International Masonry Conference in Milan.

Since January 2017

Masonry magazine - "Marvelous Masonry" and Masonry Design magazine - "Technical Talk"

August 2017

Authored “Crossings: Bridges in the Adirondacks”, included in "The Adirondack Architecture Guide, Southern-Central Region" by Janet Null, SUNY PRESS,  ISBN13: 978-1-4384-6666-8

August 2016

“Compressive Strength of Dry-Stacked Concrete Masonry Unit Assemblies”, S. Atamturktur, B. Ross, J. Thompson, D. Biggs, J. Mater. Civ. Eng., American Society of Civil Engineers, 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001693 , 06016020.

“In-situ assessment of the physical and mechanical properties of vintage solid clay bricks”, D. Dizhur, R. Lumantarna, D. T. Biggs, and J. M. Ingham, Journal of Materials and Structures, Springer (2016) 50: 63. doi:10.1617/s11527-016-0939-9

June 2016

“Post-tensioned concrete masonry roof panels: A case study”, D. Biggs, Proceedings of 15th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, Padua, Italy.

June 2016

“BIM Schema for Masonry Units and Walls”, T. R. Gentry, S. Sharif, A. Cavieres, D. Biggs, Proceedings of 15th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, Padua, Italy.