Construction / Precast companies may be eligible for R&D tax credits for performing qualified research activities. For example, the following activities may be eligible for R&D tax credits:

  • Performing technical research on green energy building(s) development for energy efficiency certification (e.g. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification)

  • Performing foundation engineering development to mitigate the effect of landscape conditions (e.g. unstable surface, incline / decline terrain) 

  • Performing computer assisted design (CAD) modeling simulations to test experimental models or designs

  • Performing structural engineering development to protect against natural disasters (e.g. earthquakes, hurricanes, fires, floods)

  • Performing dew point analysis to evaluate temperature fluctuations and cooling for water vapor formation regarding structural components (e.g. walls, roofs, and floors)

  • Designing new and/or improved energy efficient structural components 

  • Designing new and/or improved Heating, Ventilation, & Air cooling (HVAC) system design for enhanced airflow and energy efficiency

  • Designing new and/or improved electrical system(s) for efficient power usage 

  • Designing new and/or improved plumbing filtration system(s) for efficient water usage

  • Designing new and/or improved lighting system(s) for energy efficiency

  • Designing new and/or improved drainage management systems

  • Designing databases to provide improvements in efficiency, speed and user functionality

  • Developing new and/or improve concrete water culvert(s)

  • Developing new and/or improved concrete mixtures to reduce costs or improve product quality / consistency 

  • Developing new and/or improved tooling fixture(s) or methodologies for precast concrete cutting 

  • Developing new and/or improved plant production system(s) for system optimization

  • Developing software to track, monitor, or optimize client communications

  • Developing and/or integrating new or enhanced Client Relationship Management (CRM) software

  • Developing new and/or improved plant production system(s) for system optimization

  • Experimenting with alternative material combinations for cost reduction, enhanced functionality, or specific performance

  • Experimenting for new and/or improved structural formation using building information modeling (BIM)

  • Testing alternative material / concrete formulation(s) for specific or multi-purpose application(s)

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