IONCON is a fully licensed professional services company offering engineering services for residential and commercial facilities in and around Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, and Watauga County NC.
Specializing in project management, sustainable design, and construction consulting, IONCON also offers:
- structural engineering
- passive solar design
- solar thermal design
- green building consulting
- project management services
Patrick Beville, principal, has been a project manager for 20 years, a PE since 1997, and a LEED AP since 2002. Primarily serving government entities, Patrick has served as project manager for projects up to $50 million. Additionally, Patrick has served as LEED consultant and project manager for many renewable energy projects including solar PV, solar thermal, and the largest wind turbine in the state of North Carolina.
Discounted rates are available for renewable energy and ‘green’ projects. Contact our offices at (828) 264-8500 for more details.
IONCON Project rates have been updated for 2015.
See our pricing document here for the most recent rates: IONCON Service Rates 2015
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'Sustainable Design' can have many meanings.
To some it means a focus on the carbon footprint of a building or product. Some focus on possible negative environmental or societal impacts of the materials, construction process, and life-cycle. Some focus purely on the energy and resource efficiency and life-cycle cost assessments of the structure ...Read More
Foundation Cracks Boone NC
If you or your building inspector notice any cracks in your foundation, deck posts skewing out of level, sinking corners or exposed footings, you may be experiencing 'differential settlement'. This usually naturally occurs in the first few years of a buildings life but can also happen due to changes ...Read More
Patrick Beville, principal, has been a project manager for 20 years, a PE since 1997, and a LEED AP since 2002. Primarily serving government entities, Patrick has served as project manager for projects up to $50 million. Additionally, Patrick has served as LEED consultant and project manager for many renewable ...Read More
IONCON has previously developed designs and is familiar with design criteria to comply with high wind and impact standards applicable to tornados and hurricane prone areas. These designs go over and above typical code requirements and structural loading calculations by a significant amount with the intention of protecting occupants from 200+mph winds and ...Read More
IONCON specializes in green technology and design such as:
Solar Thermal Design
Rainwater Catchment Systems
Near and Net-Zero Energy Homes
And can provide technical consulting and engineering drawings required to complete such projects.
Specialty items requiring engineering sign-off are also encouraged, such as straw-bale, earthbag or earthship, and shipping container home ...Read More
IONCON can provide the plans and structural engineering/design necessary for your entire residence or for a major addition/renovation. For larger remodel projects the moving of load bearing walls will require assessment and engineering for code approval.
IONCON also specializes in green building materials and methods and can help make recommendations for insulation, finish materials, ...Read More
Per NC Code requirements any retaining wall over 4ft tall requires engineering. The High Country of NC is made up of a rocky and beautiful landscape that can rarely be defined as 'flat' and thus terraces and large retaining walls are common. IONCON can provide full design services and drawings to meet ...Read More
IONCON can provide a structural assessment of cracked foundations, structural beams, differential settlement, and un-level floors or decks to determine if the damage is significant to warrant repair. This type of assessment is usually done when purchasing a property to ensure the buyers that costly repairs will not be necessary.