Fleming & Associates provides structural engineering and building enclosure design services for a broad range of markets throughout the Southeast. In the early years we focused primarily on providing structural consulting services to architects for school buildings. Our services quickly broadened to include higher education, military, medical, industrial, commercial, municipal, recreational, water treatment/waste water, residential and special structural projects. In recent years we have seen growth in providing design services as the prime consultant to our many clients. Our goal is to offer quality engineering services at competitive rates for the purpose of providing functional, economical and durable designs.
A high level of enjoyment stems from designing structures that positively impact the built environment. We are currently designing a new $80M Cumberland County Multi-Purpose Events Center that is to be located in downtown Fayetteville, NC. Other project types include performance pavilions, exposition centers, libraries, state parks, and visitor’s centers. We take pride in our role designing buildings and specialty structures that inspire and transform people, and this may be shown most prominently in centers for culture.
We have worked on a variety of recreational projects, such as our involvement with all phases of the Cape Fear River Trail, the Fayetteville Linear Park Trail, and the Hope Mills Lake Pier and Boardwalk Improvements. Design of specialty structures on these projects – such as pedestrian bridges, boardwalks, and railroad trestle crossings – are often complex and unique challenges.
Fort Liberty is internationally recognized as one of the largest and most important military installations in the world. Our headquarters is located less than 8 miles from the main gate at Fort Liberty, and our firm’s proximity to both Fort Liberty and Pope Army Airfield has enabled us to serve the needs of the military for more than three decades. We have served as both a prime consultant to the federal government and as a subcontractor in designing and inspecting new and existing structures at Fort Liberty and throughout the Southeast.
We received “Exceptional” in all rated categories on our most recent Contractor Performance Assessment Report (CPAR) with the Ft. Liberty Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC). We maintain current SAM registrations and are registered as a small business with the Small Business Administration (SBA).
We have a wide range of experience on health care and health education facilities. We were the structural Engineer of Record for the 110,000 square foot Cumberland County Department of Public Health, as well as the Methodist University Physical Therapy Building, Nursing Building, and Health Sciences Building. We are regularly called upon for specialty structural or building enclosure repair projects for Cape Fear Valley Health both at the Medical Center as well as at outpatient clinics throughout Cumberland County.
Healthcare facilities typically contain significant mechanical, electrical, and plumbing elements and we excel at coordination between structural and mechanical trades during the design process, minimizing conflicts during construction. Additionally, we are familiar with the latest design standards and software pertaining to floor vibration analysis, which is critical in operating rooms and laboratories.
We are proud that Fayetteville is home to three exceptional institutions of higher education – each of which has a varied and unique history. We have been the Engineer of Record or prime consultant for new projects and renovation projects for residential, business, and education purposes at Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville State University, and Methodist University. Additionally, we have completed projects throughout North Carolina’s community college system, university system, and at private institutions of higher learning.
As the prime consultant on many of our projects, we are very familiar with the requirements and procedures of the North Carolina State Construction Office (SCO). We have a long performance history of achieving “exceptional” ratings in the designer evaluation matrix for our SCO projects.
Historic & Religious
Fleming & Associates has been called upon to both stabilize and renovate historic structures. Our services on historical buildings have included design of foundation reinforcement, façade re-attachment and strengthening, and upfits to neglected or underperforming structures. We have renovated or strengthened historic buildings for many occupancies including residential, mixed use, commercial, single family residential, multi-family residential, retail, restaurant, and industrial.
We have designed comprehensive renovations and additions to several churches in Southeastern North Carolina, to include buildings that are designated as State and National Historic Sites. As a subset of our work on churches, we have designed structural strengthening or replacement of deteriorated steeples and bell towers at several local historic churches.
Generating roughly $17B to the state’s annual GDP, North Carolina’s statewide food and beverage processing industry ranks as 3rd largest in the US. We have worked with many of the leaders of this industry, including Cargill, Darling (formerly Valley Proteins), Smithfield Foods, Mountaire Farms, Pilgrims Pride, and Nitta Gelatin, among others. Our varied project experience includes design of processing facilities, tank containment farms, truck loadout facilities, product conveyor support, and mechanical mezzanines up to $25M in construction cost.
In addition to our support of the food industry, we have over three decades of experience on projects at manufactured goods facilities throughout the Southeast.
Fleming & Associates has been the structural Engineer of Record on six new justice facilities or major facility additions, including Phase II of the Wake County Hammond Road Detention Center, which was completed in 2012 at a construction cost of roughly $140M.
We have also been hired as the prime consultant to perform building enclosure assessments, structural assessments, and roof replacement projects of active facilities maintained by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety throughout North Carolina.
One of the primary markets for our company since its inception in 1987 has been the design of K-12 schools. As such, we have served as the structural Engineer of Record for more than 200 new schools or school additions throughout North and South Carolina.
We have also managed roof replacement projects for more than 1,000,000 square feet of roof for Cumberland County School system alone.
Educational facilities must be designed to be both durable and flexible for modified use in the future. We maintain those as guiding principles for our design practices in the K-12 market.
We have an extensive history designing municipal buildings and during the past four decades have been the Engineer of Record for many of the most prominent municipal buildings constructed in the sandhills region of North Carolina. Examples of successfully completed projects include the Cumberland County Department of Social Services building, the Cumberland County Department of Public Health building, the Robeson County Department of Social Services building, among others.
Additionally, many of the of the public infrastructure buildings in the region were designed or comprehensively renovated by our office, to include the Fayetteville PWC Operations Complex, the Fayetteville Regional Airport, and the Cumberland County Crown Coliseum.
Designing and maintaining our public water and wastewater infrastructure systems is one of the most critical, yet least “visible” aspects of our firm. We have specialized in design of these facilities throughout our company history. Projects vary in size from smaller aerial crossing assessments and design to comprehensive structural rehabilitation of water treatment plants, clearwells, and wastewater infrastructure.
Since 2013, we have gained expertise in high performance coating inspection, evaluation, and design. We have successfully completed several interior and exterior coatings projects on concrete ground storage and elevated storage tanks. We routinely inspect these facilities and our in-house engineering staff is capable of performing confined space entry and inspections of elevated structures such as elevated water tanks.
We have a variety of experience in performing retail upfits throughout the Southeast. In the past decade we have worked on more than forty upfits and building modifications to buildings in eight states.
Projects vary from structural assessments of rooftop equipment, to comprehensive remodels, roof replacements, and façade alterations of buildings up to 120,000 square feet in size.
Our objective on all projects is to maintain our standard of high-quality, accurate designs. For that reason, we send licensed engineers to visit all of our projects to obtain accurate field measurements prior to design, regardless of location.