R&D Tax Credits for Architecture and Engineering Firms

The architecture and engineering (A&E) industry thrives on innovation. From complex design reviews and experimentation with new materials to developing sophisticated software and analyzing risk, A&E firms constantly push the boundaries of their fields.

The good news? These activities often qualify for valuable R&D tax credits. This means A&E firms of all sizes can claim significant tax savings on expenses incurred by estimators, engineers, project managers, and technicians. This includes activities like:

  • Developing initial design specifications
  • Conducting soil and building material testing
  • Utilizing new design software and technologies
  • Coordinating solutions to unforeseen challenges

A&E firms are uniquely positioned to benefit from R&D tax credits. By claiming these credits, they can fuel further innovation and propel their growth.

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Architecture and Engineering
The subject of this case study is a structural engineering firm renowned for their avant-garde approaches in engineering techniques, including radar, lasers, and advanced modeling software like REVIT, BIM, and CAD. They have a strong focus on sustainability and are pioneers in ‘green construction.
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R&D Tax Credit Qualification for Architecture & Engineering

The firm engaged in a broad range of R&D activities—from Green Building Design and seismic analysis to stress factor evaluations. This involved numerous design iterations, data collection, testing, and simulation runs.

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