About Us

About Us

USC specializes in the design, production, and construction administration of multi-family residential, student housing, high-rise construction, mixed-use urban infill, hospitality and parking garages. We provide a unique and thorough understanding of complex building programs, which benefits each project, by using best practice models to create appropriate design solutions that provide long-term value to our clients. Both our production and construction- observation staffs are experienced, have a well-rounded background, and the ability to create the most efficient product using a cost-effective approach. Several members of our staff bring with them an extensive knowledge of drawing presentation and construction administration to help them with implementing the best design possible.

Design Philosophy

At USC, we are experts in all types of structural systems, including but not limited to structural steel, wood and timber, cast-in-place concrete, precast concrete, tilt-wall concrete, pre-engineered steel, load-bearing masonry, and heavy-gauge steel framing. One of our goals for design is to research and implement the latest innovative design and construction techniques to provide a timely product for our clients. During the design phase, we use the most current and efficient computer-aided design programs, drafting, and 3D graphics in order to visualize the building as it should be. By using state-of-the-art software to create and enhance the design, we ensure that all of the client’s requests can be met prior to the start of construction.

Project Collaboration

We believe one of the most important resources for a successful project begins and ends with all parties working together. While in the design and construction phases of a project, we work closely with all partners involved. At USC, we collaborate with other project consultants in order to:

  • Provide the best engineering solution with the most efficient design
  • Deliver our product on time to meet the client’s schedule
  • Promote the most cost-effective design, helping to maintain the overall project budget
  • Work as seamlessly as possible with owner and design team through the design and construction phase of the project

D. Alan Birbeck, P.E., Founding Principal and Senior Engineering Manager, has over twenty years of experience managing the structural design of a wide variety of construction projects. His technical experience includes design of multi-family, industrial warehouse, commercial office, municipal, bridges, and parking garages. Mr. Birbeck has developed a cross-trained experience utilizing wood frame construction, reinforced concrete and structural steel in building structures. Mr. Birbeck is a registered professional engineer in over twenty states throughout the country.