Madsen Consulting Engineering



Madsen Consulting Engineering is a Structural Engineering firm based in New York City, founded in 2010 by Erik Madsen, PE and Cristian S. Vimer, PhD, PE. Our team is comprised of fourteen staff members, including eight engineers. We have extensive expertise on all types of new or existing buildings, from low- to high-rise and single- to multi-building developments, across several sectors including Residential, Commercial/Retail, Cultural, Institutional, Educational, Healthcare, and others. Our clients include developers, architects, homeowners, builders, artists and fabricators.

We are strategically located in New York with sound experience and understanding of local and national requirements, codes and standards. Both our firm principals, Erik Madsen and Cristian Vimer, have been selected to be part of the current NYC Department of Buildings Code Revision Structural Technical Committee for the new 2020 NYC Building Code. Erik was also was part of the previous committee for the 2014 NYC Building Code. We are familiar with projects requiring approval from NYC Transit Authority (MTA), DOT or other government agencies. We designed several affordable housing projects, funded by government agencies such as HUD or HPD.

Building on the combined experience of our completed work as professionals, we approach every project as unique and search for innovative solutions focused on reducing construction cost and time. We are committed to highly innovative design through research and analysis of the core issues surrounding each project. We are constantly pursuing knowledge of up-to-date design standards and technological advances in the construction industry, including a constantly increased attention to Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM), which are quickly replacing the traditional paper-based methods of the design process. We are committed to position our company as an innovator and a leader on BIM, IPD, lean and sustainable construction; we are also focused on delivering solutions that will help our clients achieve higher green (LEED) and sustainability standards.


  • New Buildings - reinforced cast-in-place and precast concrete structures, structural steel, masonry, cold-formed steel, wood structures

  • Renovations and conversions, alterations, extensions and repairs of existing structures, including Landmarked Buildings

  • Special Structures, including Art Installations, aluminum and glass structures- Projects requiring NYC Transit Authority Approval

  • Projects requiring Port Authority of NY and NJ Design and Approval (including airport work)

  • Construction phase services, including Special Inspections, temporary shoring design, demolition drawings, etc.

We also offer steel detailing services, through VM Detailing.

  • Structural Steel Connection Design

  • Structural Steel Detailing

  • Miscellaneous Steel Detailing

Other services provided include:

  • Building Engineer Services

  • Peer Reviews

  • Value Analyses

  • Structural Condition Assessment Reports and Feasibility Studies

  • Forensic Investigations

  • Adjacent Property Review

  • Litigation Assistance

  • Owner's Representation - this service is offered through VM Consulting

Brittany attended California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo where she obtained her Bachelor of Architecture degree with a minor in photography.