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Chaiban Engineering Consultants, Inc. Is a multidiscipline professional engineering firm providing engineering services including building and structural inspections, design of residential and commercial buildings, bridges, and roadways since 1991.

Company Profile

Chaiban Engineering Consultants, Inc. (CEC) has been providing a variety of professional structural engineering, consultation, inspection,expert witness and design services with quality, innovation and speed to a broad clientele since 1990.
We specilaize in providing innovative engineering solutions to complex variety of projects. One example is the historical building on Andrews Ave in Fort Lauderdale. The 150 year old building's structural walls were collapsing and the FL state placed strict requirements on preserving the old building. An innovative design employing a unique structural system inside the envelope of the building exterior walls, was able to support all floor, roof,walls and foundation loads, while preserving the exterior old walls look and satisfying the State requirements.

Our mission statement is: “To Provide the Highest Quality, Most Efficient and Innovative Service to Our Clients at the Fastest Rate of Delivery!”

CEC’s vast knowledge and past experience in structural design and threshold inspections is a tremendous asset to customers from developers to business owners, public and county officials, and private residents.

Our state of the art information systems, combined with engineering expertise, experience and design software, enables the firm to lower our cost; thus passing the savings to our clients without compromising quality and speed. CEC’s organizational structure is referred to as a flat hierarchy, meaning no middle or operations managers. This structure, in combination with innovative information systems technology, is what allows us to cut labor costs and pass those savings on to our clients.

CEC is divided by engineering disciplines into five areas:

Civil engineering (which includes Structural, Drainage, Utilities and Foundations);
Mechanical Engineering;
Electrical Engineering;
Environmental Engineering and Surveying; and
Construction Management
bulletExpert Witness
These divisions are divided into independent teams which enable the firm to quickly & efficiently arrive at innovative, practical and economical solutions. The firm has developed a quality control program with various team members and are encouraged towards high achievement and open communication. Any ideas that will benefit overall quality, innovation, cost and speed are put into action, and the team member is rewarded. The design-build strategy of the firm enables us to service clients and take projects from the planning and design stage to the construction and production stage. At the initial stages of planning and design, our network of contractors are encouraged to provide practical ideas that are integrated in the final design, thus adding value to our clients.

During the construction phase, any design revisions or changes encountered in the field will be communicated to our teams and a solution provided immediately. This obviously impacts the progress of construction, and ensures that our projects are completed at the promised time. The organization implements the latest computer technologies in finding the most efficient and economical solutions to civil, structural, architectural, mechanical and electrical disciplines, as well as surveying. Such software includes CADD, Micro station, Primavera Scheduler and other design software.

Joseph B Chaiban, President & CEO, holds a degree in Structural and Civil Engineering from Northeastern University. His graduate studies include a structural emphasis at Florida Atlantic University and an executive MBA from Florida Atlantic University. Primary areas of expertise are seismic analysis and design models using computer technology and matrixes. He has completed advanced research in concrete design of complex structures and foundations. Additionally, he has attained expertise in roadway and utilities design and construction management. Past employment includes prestigious firms such as Florida Department of Transportation; Turnpike Authority; MK Centennial; Post, Buckley, Schuh & Jernigan, Inc.; Keith & Schnars, P.A.; and Metric Engineering.

Joseph B. Chaiban, P.E., SI., is also known in the professional community for providing public speaking to schools in the area of engineering and how it affects our society’s future needs.
Mr. Chaiban invented the Compu-Ledger computer program which is capable of tracking quantities of materials used in the construction of roadways, buildings and highways for multiple FDOT projects that occurred in November, 1988 through October 1996.

Joseph B. Chaiban and his team of professionals' (Doctor Rocky, PhD,PE., Giovani Bello. structural Engineer, Ken Widjaja, MS, E.I., Keith Leblanc, P.E.,Richard Coba,, GC. AIA Architect, Robert Cohen, RA. Architect,Dustin Negrete, Cadd Spicialis, Ed Kranz, PE MEP and fire engineer, Juan Garcia, Architect Assistant, Rosmar Rosado, Cadd drafting and design) prestigious reputation is a result of many successful commercial and residential projects, which include multi-story office and condo buildings, restaurants, single-family homes, swimming pools, warehouses, condominiums, swimming pools, retaining walls and roofs, as well as Florida Department of Transportation projects, utility and roadway projects, including I-95, I-595, SR 84, Collins Avenue and Southwest 8th Street, to name a few.
Chaiban Engineering Consultants, Inc., was recently presented, by the City of Oakland Park, with the “Best-Looking Building In Oakland Park Award” for the Chat-N-Chew Diner. The firm offers a variety of services to clients such as structural and design analysis, complex concrete testing and monitoring, drainage and utility design and analysis, building design analysis and inspections, wind loads, engineering management and evaluations, foundation and pile design, forensic engineering, roadway and asphalt design, bridge design, construction management, claims analysis and architectural design. Our mechanical and electrical engineering consultants can handle a variety of engineering projects such as infrastructure and building projects, complex fiber optic cables, water and sewer mains, and electrical installations.

Mr. Chaiban is also qualified by the State of Florida as a continuing education provider which conducted several seminars to other professional engineers in the area of "Structural Inspection" for 4.0 PDH. ( Structural Inspection Course)

As previously mentioned, our innovative approach to serving clients by the use of a flat organizational structure, combined with the use of state of the art innovative engineering software technology, as well as having a highly skilled professional staff, enables Chaiban Engineering Consultants, Inc., firm to have strong competitive advantage in the market while maintaining strong customer satisfaction, competitive rates and speedy delivery.
CERTIFICATIONS Some of the firm’s latest certifications include:
bullet1990 - Civil Engineering Florida PE #43239 “Structural Emphasis”
bullet1994/General Contractor/Florida C.G.C. # 057483
bulletMOT Work Zone Safety Specialist, 1990
bulletConstruction Contract Interpretation, FDOT
bullet1996 Certified Concrete Testing Tech
bulletSpecialty Inspector/Threshold Structural/Building Inspections 1108, 1995
bulletMBA, FAU - Area of emphasis strategic business planning and marketing


bulletMinnet Group, 18,000 SF , 4 building roofs evaluations, damage, inspections and specifications, package, Fort Lauderdale, Florida;
bulletSouthern Bear, 20,000 SF (40 year) building inspections and specifications, truss engineering, Hollywood, Florida;
bulletMultiple Condominium inspections for concrete spalled and cracks repair, reinforcing steel recommendations. (Cross Fox Condo, The Landmark Condo, Sawgrass Condo. Sunrise, International Village Condo (12 Buildings x 62 units per building, structural inspections and others )
bulletTwelve (12) story condo/shops building tower in Fort Lauderdale, FL, preliminary design of post tensioned slab system, concrete columns, deep piling foundations, (150 ft) piling, pile caps, computer model STAAD.pro, ASCE (7-02) minimum design for hurricane wind forces, structural details, shear walls. Design included pool on fourth floor and spa;
bulletJungle Queen Restaurant in Broward County ( 10,000 square feet ) design and inspection
bulletOf Tiki restaurants, club house, walkways, wood docks, piling, in fort Lauderdale, Florida
bulletVictoria’s Closet Building design of 100,000 SF structure (6) story concrete and prestressed
bulletFillegre slabs, beams, and spread foundations, in WPB ( $3.5 million dollars) 2002
bulletEngineering certificate per Florida Statute for (8) apartment unit conversion to condo including structural, mechanical, electrical and fire code. Project location: Coral Springs, Florida ( scope included inspections, design and repair of the entire building structure)
bulletNormandy Villas : design of steel stairs, aluminum stairs, rails and guardrails : (9) buildings and (6) floors : approx. 140 stairs • Family Fitness Center: design and shop drawings for spiral stairs, aluminum rails and guardrails
bulletWimbeldon Townhouses: Inspections and engineering for 150 failed balconies and roofs • Bellagio Condo conversion from apartments to condo units, 48 units inspected for structural, MEP and drafted conversion report with unit replacement costs
bulletDesign and Inspection of 110,000 SF, (3) story concrete building: “ Victoria’s Closet” • Inspection of 12 buildings : “ International Village” for repairs regarding the roofs and trusses
bulletInspection and Repair procedure of concrete balconies, concrete deck, roofs, slabs and garage for 22 story building “ The Landmark Condominium, Miami
bulletAsphalt Roadway inspection and investigation to solve problems associated with Asphalt and resolve claims and disputes. ( Projects such as Boca West, Lake Wood gardens, etc.);
bulletInvolved with numerous multi-million dollar projects on Interstate I-95 in the Tri-County areas from 1988 thru 1995.roadway construction and design;
bulletDesign of 14,000 SF (2) story residence in Bay View Drive
bulletBuilding, sea wall and dock/ House structural Inspections, Mobile Homes Hud/FHA inspections and guidelines.. full report, evaluation and recommendations
bulletInvolved with Interstate I-75 (Alligator Alley) 1988-1989 Inspection of asphalt, base, guardrails, bridges, drainage;
bulletConstruction management of SW 8th Street and Collins Ave. in Miami Beach;
bulletYamato Office Center under the management of McCoy Realty
bulletBoca Office and Shopping Center
bulletSpotswood Shopping Center in Key Largo- Parking Lot Drainage calculations, signing, markings
bullet67 Liquor Chain-Structural design
bulletMulti-story building design and construction management projects in Kuwait & Lebanon
bulletInternational Village Condominium Association, Inc. in Broward County
bulletParkway Apartment Houses – Miami, structural, roof engineering and drainage design sea wall and dock
bulletDesign of 10,000 SF Multi purpose business center (2) story building in Miami, Fl ( Kendall Drive with Architect Mr. Richard Coba, AIA) ( cost: $2.85 Million) – 2007/2008
bulletFt. Lauderdale Business Center- Complete design package
bulletGoodman Warehouses – complete design packages and inspections in progress
bulletDenuzio & Associates (5000 SF) Office Buildings & Garage- Complete design
bullet2.5 Million IFAE, Fine Art Expositions in West Palm Beach-California, Seismic Structural Design, wind load analysis, concrete foundations design and Inspection
bulletNumerous residential projects in the Tri-County area.
bulletNumerous Commercial Projects, shopping centers, office buildings, Warehouses
bulletSwimming Pools ( Fort Lauderdale, Pompano and WPB)
bulletSR 836 Miami - Structural design Bridges, piles, drainage structures
bulletNelson Adams - Structural walkway canopy design for schools in Florida over 675 schools
bulletLagasse’ Pools - Pool design and analysis over 2500 pools and spa, decks, investigations
bulletHistorical Building - Multi-story existing building structural retrofit
bulletFurniture store building design, Oakland Park, Florida
bulletCity of Plantation, Bus Shelters (8)
bulletSteak Alley Restaurant and Lounge Bar ( Hollywood)
bulletLa Chateau (10) unit buildings, Three (3) story, 5000 SF private Condominiums, $2.4 million
bulletTomassello Building 8,000 SF roof repair specifications and inspections 1998
bulletCrabby Dicks Restaurant, Pompano Beach, 3600 SF, $373,000
bulletSushi Restaurant/Thai Food ( 3800 SF), Fort Lauderdale, Florida $389,000
bulletInfrastructure Inspections for 1200 homes, roadways “The Ridges” Weston, Gables Property
bulletMulti –million dollar mansion design ( 5000) SF in Las Olas, Florida
bulletJungle Queen ( 12,000 SF) , Fort Lauderdale, $370,000
bulletVictoria Closet, ( 110,000 SF), West Palm Beach, $2,250,000
bulletMartin Cress Project ( Duplex), ( 7,000 SF), $750,000
bulletDoctor Domesek Residence ( 2 story home ) Las Olas, ( 4000 sf ) $300,000
bulletDavid Lewis Rooming House, ( 8,000 sf), $100,000
bulletFirst Union Bank, Hollywood Circle, ( 23,000 SF) , $276,000 Building Design
bulletRoof Engineering for Hundreds of homes and buildings affected by Hurricane Wilma in 2005
bulletMediation expert witness for clients battling Insurance Company’s that wouldn’t pay after Hurricane Wilma in 2005
bulletBower Residence, Las Olas,( 3,000sf) Foundation Settlement, Piles, Concrete Beams, House Slab Designs. Litigation support and Expert Witness
bulletPAL Park City of Plantation New roof truss design 3 Buildings. $14,000.00
For more information, please visit our web site, www.chaiban.com

To make an appointment fill out an online form or give us a call at 954-561-1968 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 954-561-1968 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

We are experts at handling any project small or large, simple or complex that will meet clients budget, and time frame. We have partnerships with a team of attornmeys that can deliver legal expertise for any project issues such as disputes, contract claims, insurance claims and other construction related problems.

We pride ourselves in our quick and cost-efficient service.

Contact Telephone Number: 954-561-1968 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 954-561-1968 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

Projects Gallery


Jungle Queen Project- Fort Lauderdale

bulletJeane Letarte Construction- Wilton Manors, Florida
bulletNucor Steel, Florida
bulletVictoria's Closet - Storage 110,000 SF concrete building, Florida


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