Fire Tower is an engineering and design firm specializing in timber structures. Our team of four engineers, each with a keen understanding of the structural uses and capabilities of wood, brings a contemporary understanding to the craftsman’s tradition of timber framing. As a result, Fire Tower’s projects have helped advance the science of engineered timber use and created new possibilities in the realm of post & beam construction.
Turning Ideas Into Action
With knowledge derived from decades of high-level experience, Fire Tower has demonstrated a consistent ability to transform rough plans into exemplary heavy timber structures. Our basic services cover design, consultation, engineering, repair and certification, and because we’re a small team of experts, we’re agile enough to adapt to your specific needs, including:
When Science Becomes Art
Led by partners Ben Brungraber, a Ph.D.-wielding pioneer in the field of American timber framing, and Mack Magee, an engineering and business specialist in the timber framing sector, Fire Tower's partners have overseen the creation of some of the industry’s most ambitious and respected projects, a successful record borne from the rare fusion of proven science and passionate artistry.
Nearly Anything is Possible
From tackling climate and geography issues with thoughtful engineering, to solving seemingly impossible puzzles of mortise and tenon joinery, the Fire Tower team can help make your next heavy timber project an exciting reality. We invite you to explore the Fire Tower website and contact us to discuss the possibilities.
Working Across the United States and Canada
Fire Tower is currently licensed in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NH, NJ, NY, OR, PA, RI, SC, TX, UT, VT, WA, WI, WY, and British Columbia, Canada.