About Us

After a career of 28 years working for several large AE&C firms and corporations, David A. Weightman, P.E. founded Downingtown Engineering Consultants, Inc. as a Pennsylvania corporation in 2002. Our office is located at 315 East Lancaster Avenue, Suite A in Downingtown, PA in the middle of scenic Chester County.

| Our Strengths |
Experience, size, and location are the three primary reasons our clients continue to call DEC

Experience: From complex projects such as new multi-level precast parking decks on mini-piles to simple foundations for high school scoreboards; from designing repairs to existing steel mills to designing strut grids for hospital equipment and everything in between - DEC has the experience, technical knowledge and insight to tackle any problem - large or small, old or new.
Size: As a small company, DEC minimizes the expenses of overhead and project management and focuses on what we do best: engineering. Each engineer actively participates in and bears a large responsibility for their projects and their clients' satisfaction. The focus from project start to finish is solely on the client.
Location: DEC is located in Chester County and provides a great hub for easy access to many project locations. We're a short drive to Philadelphia to the East, Lancaster to the West, and to New York, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
 
| DEC Engineers Wear Many Hats |
We visit clients, prepare cost estimates and engineering schedules, take field measurements, create office calculations and specifications, create CAD drawings, collaborate with other consultants on the project, visit job sites to ensure drawing compliance, and resolve unforeseen site problems. In short, DEC engineers are totally involved from a project's beginning to its end.

| Reliability and Maintenance Services |
DEC routinely provides structural engineering services to assist with maintenance and reliability concerns for large industrial clients. We are available around the clock to meet scheduled outages and provide on-site construction support. DEC engineers are also experienced in emergency structural response services, having dealt with many situations in the past requiring quickly developed solutions for potentially catastrophic events.

| We Practice the Golden Rule |
Every client is treated with respect, dignity, and courtesy. We are good stewards of the responsibilities entrusted to us by our clients. Two-way communication is vital for a successful project. As a result, most of our work is repeat business from our existing clients.

| Professional Development |
DEC engineers believe in the positive impact of continuing education and attend professional development training classes each year. Our computers and software are state of the art. We use the latest versions of STAAD.Pro and AutoCAD for structural analysis and drafting. We maintain general liability, workman's compensation, accident, and professional liability insurance policies. Our professional affiliations include ACI (American Concrete Institute), AIST (American Institute of Steel Technology), ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers), AWS (American Welding Society), AWWA (American Water Works Association), and NCEES (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying)

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Downingtown Engineering Consultants, Inc. | 315 E. Lancaster Avenue, Suite A | Downingtown, PA 19335-2941 | phone 610-873-7187 | fax 610-450-6582 | sales@callDEC.com
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