Atkins Engineers Services
Atkins Engineers Services


We provide services to commercial, industrial, legal and residential clients in the form of consulting engineering, project management, threshold building inspections, structural design, due-diligence and construction inspections, and construction claims mitigation analysis.

Litigation Consulting

Litigation Consulting



Expert testimony and investigation reports are provided to attorneys and their clients based on construction and analysis, design review, building code interpretation, and other studies required by the unique circumstances of each specific client matter.



Inspection services and reports are provided to the construction industry, real estate inspectors and developers, insurance companies, and management companies. The level of inspection is designed to fit each individual situation and may include a review of the structure, the building envelope (including roofing, windows, walls, and waterproofing), and an overview of the architectural, mechanical, and electrical systems. Threshold structural inspections are made and reports issued for industry clients. Reports on due-diligence inspections are provided to industry clients.

Special Threshold Inspections

Inspections of Concrete and Post-Tension Repair Projects

To obtain a permit for a concrete or post-tension repair/restoration project on a threshold building, the Florida Building Code requires that structural inspections be performed by a Special Inspector for Threshold Buildings. The findings related to a building collapse in 1981 led to the creation of the Threshold Inspection Law in Florida.

In the State of Florida, less than 2% of registered professional engineers are certified as Special Inspectors.

At Maxwell Engineers, four of our licensed Professional Engineers are also certified as Special Inspectors of Threshold Buildings.

Post-Tension Certification

At Maxwell Engineers, the majority of our engineers have obtained post tension certification through the Post-Tensioning Institute. Proper training and education are vital to ensuring the performance, serviceability, durability, and safety of PT concrete construction. This certification demonstrates that our engineers possess the body of knowledge necessary for inspection of single strand unbonded post-tensioning (PT) systems for elevated structures. 

Project Management

Project Management



Services vary from total project management to an overview of one specific area of construction or engineering. Services include analysis of the initial design, review of requested design changes during construction, coordination of the firm’s areas of responsibility with other construction entities, review of budgets and costs, and scheduling for timely completion.

Post Natural Disaster / Structural Failure Investigations

Post Natural Disaster / Structural Failure Investigations

Post Natural Disaster /

Structural Failure Investigations

Services are provided on behalf of insurance companies and owners in the aftermath of natural disasters and structural failures, including inspection analysis reporting of post storm/structural failure conditions and causation along with cost estimates for remediation.

Design Services

Design Services

Structural, architectural, and civil engineering design services are provided for industry clients. This includes design of new projects as well as design for structural restoration.

State Licenses

State Licenses













New Jersey

North Carolina


South Carolina

South Dakota



U.S. Virgin Islands



Washington, D.C.

West Virginia

+ Additional Services


Leadership Transition




With over 55 years of experience, Lance Atkins is an industry leader. Lance’s knowledge and experience formed the philosophy that guided Atkins Engineers. His perseverance and technical skills were responsible for Atkins Engineers’ reputation as a preeminent, well-organized, and successful organization capable of understanding the individual needs of each and every client.

Lance decided to reduce his workload and transition leadership responsibilities to Toby Maxwell. Toby joined Atkins Engineers in 2003 and worked in the field of civil/structural engineering for over a decade prior to joining the firm. As the Vice President of Atkins Engineers, Toby led day-to-day operations and project management beginning in 2020. He firmly adopted the guiding philosophies of Atkins Engineers and continues the focus on developing long-term relationships with clients.

Maxwell Engineers has taken over where Atkins Engineers left off, with Toby assuming the role of President of the company. Although the company name has changed, all personnel, projects and our office location remain unchanged. Lance has remained involved to guide and consult. We expect this transition to be seamless as our goal is always to provide a level of service unmatched in the industry.