Engineering Services

Russell and Dawson, established in Sept 1965, is a multi-disciplinary architecture, engineering & construction firm, providing full-spectrum of services across various verticals such as hospitality, residential, commercial, industrial, healthcare, retail, corporate, storage-warehouse, and government projects.

With over 50 years of experience which includes successful execution of over 10,000+ PROJECTS, we have created more than 100 million square feet of space with trust and creativity. Our leadership team has extensive expertise in providing architectural, engineering and construction services to all types of industries/sectors by successfully transitioning various projects from planning to construction across the northeast states of USA serving ConnecticutMassachusettsNew Hampshire, New YorkNew JerseyPennsylvania,  Maine, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

At Russell and Dawson, structural engineering is as much an art as it is a science. With projects that range from multi-story hotels and Business centers to industrial warehouses and government building facilities, Russell and Dawson has successfully provided a full range of engineering design services to clients across Northeast States of USA.

R&D performs structural analysis and design of buildings for commercial, residential, industrial, and governmental projects. Our Services include high-end architectural design development, analysis of the chosen structural system, and preparation of final design package using the latest technology and resources.

Our Construction documents are generated showing detailed plans, sections, elevations and details as well as complete technical specifications. We offer designs of all types of structural systems with materials such as reinforced concrete, structural steel, masonry and wood. Designs are in accordance with the governing building codes and meet various applicable guidelines such as AISC, ACI, etc. We also provide analysis of existing buildings and structures for renovation.

Our Work

Courtyard by Marriott Massachusetts
Hotel architecture design & engineering
Candlewood Suites IHG Hotels Design firm
Electronic Store Windsor Connecticut
100 Retreat Avenue Hartford CT
Government Project Gut Renovation BCJC Midrise Office
Design-build Company for Hotels in Northeast

Hampton Inn, Westfield, MA

Mayfield-place-Gardner's way- Residential architecture design by Russell and Dawson

Mayfield Place, Enfield, CT

What We Do?

  • Structural Engineering
    • 2D/3D Structural Drafting
    • 3D CAD Modeling
    • Structural Analysis & Design
    • Load Analysis
  • MEP Design
    • Mechanical
    • Electrical
    • Plumbing
    • Fire Sprinkler
    • HVAC

Structural Engineering

Our design approach emphasizes at incorporating core structural engineering principles & theoretical design determinants with the industry standards and on-site practices while also ensuring smooth collaboration with other disciplines to build long-lasting structures with aesthetic value.

Our Structural engineers works with architects, building owners, contractors to design and provide elegant solutions for projects of all types, sizes and levels of complexity. From designing over 10000+ buildings in five decades and providing structural solutions for major expansion projects, we have travelled a long-way in the AEC industry and continually seek the best balance among the demands of form, function and finesse considering sustainability, constructability, schedule and budget.

Russell & Dawson provides structural engineering services for all types of building structures. Our Structural Engineers helps to design the ‘bones and muscles’ of any building that create the form and shape of proposed structure  i.e. engineering design and modeling for all types of structures (steel, composite, reinforced concrete, pre-stress, post-tensioned, masonry/block), loading (seismic, wind), analysis (continuous beams, rolling load), steel design (beams, torsion, columns) and connections (base plates and bolts). Our structural engineering services allow clients to visualize project structure, iterate changes between design and detailed models, and create coordinated model-based designs.

Our team has diverse experience of working for over 1000’s projects involving structural BIM projects using Autodesk’ Revit BIM 360 Advance Steel, Robot, Navisworks Manage, Tekla’s Tedds, and Shear wall.  We have worked on complex and structurally demanding projects that involved load calculation, roof structure, foundation design, retaining wall design, beam/slab/column/frame design and steel /concrete/ RCC structure design.

MEP Design

Our team of experts of Engineers at R+D excels in designing Energy-efficient and Eco-friendly MEP design for our clients across diverse domains. MEPs are the life-lines for any Building project hence it becomes important that these are designed with the latest technological advancements with maximum accuracy and utmost care.

We have been providing Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire Protection Design & Drafting Services to Clients across various verticals and have successfully executed over 10000+ projects with energy efficiency, sustainability and value engineering

Our team of engineers have specific expertise in Engineering Services for Hospitality Projects where the design complexity of the MEP is higher given the nature of the project and associated standards & compliance. Our MEP Engineers have been trained on the latest Design tools such as AutoDesk, Revit, ArchiCAD as well as BIM tools which give them an edge when it comes to complex coordination & design review. Our familiarity with various industry standard codes such as IPC, ASHRAE, NFPA and our ability to follow Industry specific Drafting standards ensures optimum solutions for our customers and assures code-compliant efficient deliveries of all MEP projects.

Why Russell and Dawson?

  • Client 1st Architecture Design Firm

    We are a full-service architectural design firm driven by two principles – Do the Right Things & Delight Client. We have been one of the longest architectural design services company in the history of Connecticut and recently received “2018 Family Business Award” from Hartford Business Journal.

  • Single Source of Responsibility

    An integrated Architecture, Engineering & Construction firm offering single source of responsibility which delivers many benefits such as speed to market, improved cost controls, operational efficiencies and superior design & quality to our clients.

  • 50+ Years of Experience

    As an architectural design firm, we have 50+ years of experience of executing over 6000+ projects in states such as Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, New Jersey, and Florida.

Featured MEP Engineering Projects

Fairfield Inn & Suites

mep engineering design services
  • Project : Fairfield Inn & Suites
  • Location : Williamstown, MA
  • Sector : Hospitality
  • Services : BIM 3D Modeling | Architectural | Structural | MEPFS | Exterior Rendering | Quantity Takeoff | Cost Estimation | Clash Detection
  • Tools : Revit, AutoCAD, Tekla, Navisworks, Bluebeam, 3D Studio Max

Hampton Inn & Suites

Structural Engineering Services
  • Project : Hampton Inn & Suites
  • Location : Keene, NH
  • Sector : Hospitality
  • Services : BIM 3D Modeling | Architectural | Structural | MEPFS | Exterior Rendering
  • Tools : Revit, AutoCAD, Tekla, Navisworks, Bluebeam, 3D Studio Max

Residence Inn

Image of Residence Inn- MEP Design services by Russell and Dawson
  • Project : Residence Inn
  • Location : Hamden, CT
  • Sector : Hospitality
  • Services : BIM 3D Modeling | Architectural | Structural | MEPFS | Exterior Rendering
  • Tools : Revit, AutoCAD, Tekla, Navisworks, Bluebeam, 3D Studio Max

Buckland Commons

Industrial Structural Design
  • Project : Buckland Commons
  • Location : South Windsor, CT
  • Sector : Commercial
  • Services : Structural BIM | 3D Modeling | Architectural | Structural
  • Tools : Revit, AutoCAD, Tekla, Navisworks, Bluebeam

Extra Space Storage

Structural Design Connecticut
  • Project : Extra Space Storage
  • Location : Hartford, CT
  • Sector : Commercial
  • Services : BIM 3D Modeling | Architectural | Structural | MEPFS | Exterior Rendering
  • Tools : Revit, AutoCAD, Tekla, Navisworks, Bluebeam

Farmington Medical Arts

Furmingham Medical Center
  • Project : Farmington Medical Arts
  • Location : Farmington, CT
  • Sector : Healthcare
  • Services : BIM 3D Modeling | Architectural | Structural
  • Tools : Revit, AutoCAD, Tekla, Navisworks, Bluebeam