DH Glabe & Associates provides wall bracing engineering for the temporary support of buildings and other structures during construction and demolition operations. This includes the bracing of foundation walls, shear walls, tilt-up concrete walls, masonry walls, retaining walls and various other walls that require temporary bracing. Contractors are responsible to maintain the stability of the walls that are affected by temporary conditions during demolition and construction activities.

DHG works with contractors to develop engineered wall bracing designs that are both minimally intrusive and cost-effective. DHG’s wall bracing engineering conforms to the various requirements including OSHA 1926 Subparts P, Q, R & T.

“We have worked with DH Glabe & Associates for many years. They have been sensitive to our needs and provide the expertise that helps us to be successful in meeting our clients needs. Their engineering accuracy and prompt response is a model for the industry.“

Ron Camp - Atlas Sales Co.

“DH Glabe & Associates were very professional to work with. With effective communication from start to finish, they ensured a successful project.”

Pat Augustine – For-Shor Company

“I have had the pleasure of working with DH Glabe & Associates for many years. I rely on their expertise, experience, and professionalism. They have been instrumental in A-1’s success and I look forward to working with them for years to come.“

Dwight Allenbaugh – A-1 Scaffold Mfg. Inc.

“AP Construction, Inc. is a concrete formwork sub-contractor who has been utilizing the services of DH Glabe & Associates for nearly twenty years. The services they offer are not only an asset but a necessity to the success of our business. Mr. Glabe and his staff assist us on every major project we are involved with, from start to finish. Such services consist of: shoring and re-shoring calculations; design of work platforms, scaffolds and outriggers; general and specific safety training; consultation. AP Construction cannot say enough about the knowledge and professionalism that DH Glabe & Associates has to offer.”

Michael Kroll/President – AP Construction

“David Glabe has been a valued instructor for the Rocky Mountain Education Center – OSHA Training Institute for 20 years. David is an outstanding master of his craft and provides our students/clients with case studies and hands-on demonstrations that are practical, insightful and right on point. It is our pleasure to have a skilled and personable instructor on our instructional staff. “

Jeannette Werner – Program Director at Rocky Mountain Educational Center

Wall Bracing Engineering & Design Consulting Services

There are many reasons why a wall may require an engineered bracing plan. During construction, walls are potentially unstable before the installation of the joists or top slab. During selective demolition, any lateral supporting members that are removed must be replaced temporarily if the walls they are supporting are to remain in place. DHG provides clients with an accurate wall bracing engineered design no matter the circumstance on the project.

Engineered bracing plans to resist soil loading on partially constructed foundations is a very common issue in the construction industry. Typically, contractors will want to speed the pace of construction by backfilling against a foundation prior to the installation of the topping slab, joists or girders. In order to accomplish this, DHG provides contractors with wall bracing designs to temporarily support the foundation walls against the horizontal loading imposed by the backfill material. This is typically accomplished by using pipe braces anchored to the interior slab-on-grade, or by anchoring the bracing to sacrificial concrete deadman footings. In some instances, bracing can be minimized by decreasing the backfill load against the wall. In these instances, DHG provides clients with a mechanically stabilized earth backfill design that drastically reduces the loading on the foundation wall.

DHG also provides contractors with engineered wall bracing designs to resist wind loading. This is typically found during tilt-up concrete construction, but also becomes necessary for poured in place construction of shear walls and other concrete structures. Similar in method to bracing for soil loading, the pipe braces are anchored to a concrete footing or slab-on-grade.