Established in 1995, Baldridge & Associates Structural Engineering, Inc. (BASE) is a full-service structural engineering and forensic consulting firm internationally recognized for high quality projects in all market sectors. What differentiates us from other firms is an understanding that our work is not just about engineering buildings – we are part of a team that has goals extending beyond the math and science of our industry.

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"The rent is too [darn] high!"

Posted 04/17/2018 – In his run for New York governor in 2010 Jimmy McMillan, founder of the Rent is Too Da*n High Party, declared that rents in New York City were “too da*n high!” While the perennial candidate and activist may be a bit unorthodox, it is true that affordable housing is hard to come by in many cities with demand severely exceeding supply. Cities like Chicago and Honolulu are placing much of the burden on new construction, taxing them with payments or mandating subsidized units making it tougher to build anything. What is needed in any scenario is more affordable construction methods and BASE has been a collaborative partner in assisting development teams reduce the cost of construction. In this issue we highlight the aff ordable projects we’ve worked on over the years. Check out the latest BASELine here.