Retail


Retail comprises a large sub-set of the traditional building market for Providence. As malls become plazas, as the pressures from urban and suburban sprawl lead to the demand for retail outlets, there is an ever growing need for single story retail shopping in our country. In the world of retail construction our opportunities to provide structural services include both new construction and renovations.

Providence has the capabilities to provide services to renovate existing facilities in need of an aesthetic upgrade or change of use and to execute full complex designs for new construction. The design of retail facilities provides unique challenges. They especially need to be designed with an eye toward cost effectiveness to allow the retailer’s investment models to work.

"Champion Painting was awarded the contract for Surface Preparation and Coating Application of the Tribeca Pedestrian Bridge, which spans the West Side Highway at Chambers Street in one of the busiest areas of NYC. We knew that this would be a challenging project in all aspects, from protection of traffic and the travelling public to performing the coating application during the coldest months of the year. Champion Painting had utilized the services of Providence Engineering, and specifically Patti Seitz on numerous other projects. For this project, Patti’s design took into account all requirements and criteria. Once the design phase was complete, and while maintaining constant communication with Champion Painting, Patti worked very closely with our steel fabrication shop during the entire process, fielding and answering all questions from the fabricator. As they say, “the proof is in the pudding”, and this turned out to be the perfect dish. This is probably the first job where everything on the drawings matched up perfectly with everything in the field. From the intricate steel cable system to the fabricated outrigger system, a very difficult project was made less so, largely to a design that took into account all of our needs. Great job Patti, and Providence Engineering."

Declan Farrington
Champion Painting

RELATED PROJECTS CONTACT US VIEW SERVICES SEE MORE PROJECTS