MK Structural Engineering, Inc. is a full-service structural engineering firm recognized for high quality projects in all market sectors. What differentiates us from other firms is an understanding that our work is not just about engineering buildings – we are part of a team that has goals extending beyond the math and science of our industry.
The structural engineer’s responsibility to design a building that meets code and life safety standards must be integrated into the aesthetic and functional characteristics that the architecture desires. Additionally, construction costs are critical to the viability of a project. Therefore, producing a design that maximizes structure efficiency is essential. We believe the ability to provide a design that meets all of these demands is the essence of good structural engineering.
While we realize that technical skills are important, it is only one part of the design and construction process. Understanding our client’s desired outcome through collaboration and interaction helps us to balance schedule, economy and detail as reflected by the unique needs of our client. This commitment has guided us in the successful completion of projects worldwide.
Michael A. Kalajian, PE
Bachelor of Science
Civil Engineering Florida Tech 1995
Master of Civil Engineering
University of Florida, 1998
Mr.Kalajian has over 18 years of experience performing structural engineering with emphasis on concrete, post-tensioned, steel, masonry and timber structures. In addition, he has experience in commercial and residential applications.
STRUCTURAL CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AND DESIGN ENGINEERING
Mr.Kalajian has been responsible for facility assessments and the development of project scopes and initial construction budgets for facility owners throughout Florida. His work has also included the development of construction documents, bid evaluation and negotiations with contractors, establishing project construction schedules as well as performing construction administration and commissioning to maintain a quality and timely end product.
Mr.Kalajian has extensive working experience in concrete, post-tensioned, steel, pre-engineered metal buildings, masonry and timber structures. He also has a large amount experience in the design of custom residences ranging from 3,000 s.f. to 23,000 s.f. Mr.Kalajian also has experience with finite element software analysis, and post-tensioned software analysis.