LPI, Inc.

LPI, Inc. was established in New York City in 1885 to provide services to a fast evolving industrial nation. LPI, Inc. began doing chemical assays for a variety of industries. In the 1950s, LPI, Inc. added a metallurgical laboratory, metallurgical services, and failure analyses to the offering. Over time, this expanded further to include stress analysis, fracture mechanics, and other services that made us a full-service consulting engineering firm.

To support our clients, LPI, Inc. has continually expanded our staff and capabilities to enable us to provide a broad range of expertise. In turn, our clients have entrusted LPI, Inc. to solve projects that range from challenging to extraordinary. With over a century of service, LPI, Inc. has a long held, outstanding, and global reputation for engineering excellence and cost effective problem solving.

Whether it involves the analysis of the New York World Trade Center disaster, the breakup of an oil tanker in the North Atlantic, the weakening of a stadium roof structure, or the cracking of a critical component at a nuclear power facility, every industrial sector today faces a growing need to continue operating existing structures and current equipment in a safe, reliable, and cost effective manner. Our business mission is to assess and deliver the most cost effective solutions to our clients' engineering problems. To accomplish this, we've developed a multi-disciplined staff of specialists in a broad range of technical specialization to provide technical services to many specialized industrial sectors.


In August 2019, LPI joined the SOCOTEC Group, a leading TIC (Testing, Inspection and Certification) consultancy for the construction and infrastructure sectors. With operations in 23 countries, 200,000 clients, 8,700 employees, and internationally recognized by over 250 industry accolades, SOCOTEC shares our drive for ambitious growth and our values: commitment & excellence, entrepreneurship & innovation, accountability, and social responsibility.
SOCOTEC's US family of brands - Vidaris, LPI, CBI Consulting, C2G International, Synergen Consulting International, David Pattillo & Associates and Construction Project Analytics Group - offers creative innovations and unparalleled client support across five closely integrated services: Building Envelope, Energy and Sustainability, Code Advisory, Project Advisory and Specialty Engineering.