Mark’s recent project, the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center in Philadelphia, will be the tallest U.S. building outside of Manhattan and Chicago when completed in 2018.

Mark Coggin is the leader of the firm’s Philadelphia office, with 30 years of experience in forensic investigation and the design and management of structural and construction engineering projects. His expertise includes commercial, institutional, industrial and residential facilities. He collaborates with architects, owners and builders and offers constructive and creative-problem solving techniques during all project phases.

Mark specializes in the evaluation and rehabilitation of structures, including historic buildings and monuments, and provides litigation support services. His recent Philadelphia projects include Comcast Technology Center, which will be the tallest U.S. building outside of Manhattan and Chicago when completed in 2018; the Cesar Pelli-designed EVO and FMC Towers at Cira Centre South; and the Schuylkill Avenue expansion at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

A Steward of America’s History
Mark is an elected member of the prestigious Carpenters’ Company of the City and County of Philadelphia, a guild of prominent architects, contractors and structural engineers. Founded in 1724, it is the oldest extant craft guild in the United States; members work to preserve and maintain Carpenters’ Hall, located in Philadelphia’s Independence National Historical Park.

Outside of Work
Mark is an avid home-brewing enthusiast and also a bonsai gardener. He hopes to combine these interests to create a hops variety that can be used in microbrews.

• Building envelope – Investigation and repair
• Emergency response
• Forensic structural engineering
• Structural engineering – Alterations and rehabilitations
• Structural engineering – New design
• Expert witness