CEC provided gravity and lateral structural engineering services on this unique remodeling project that included the removal and relocation of an entire portion of the rear wall, and the temporary support of existing framing while installing new beams necessary to create an open floor plan.

Large glazed curved walls and an irregular cantilevered deck provided an engineering challenge to satisfy the architect's design intent, while selecting adequate building materials capable of supporting the structural loads.


This addition features an exotic wood and steel presentation, with a cantilevered deck space.


Since 2005, CEC has provided Centex Homes with value based structural engineering design services in support of Centex's goal to achieve construction consistency using industry best practices.
Elizabeth Morse
Manager - Architectural Div.
Centex Homes

Client & Architect

Berkowitz Zegler Architects Inc


Private Custom Home


McLean, VA