Engineering images of support, solar, and code areas of expertise.


The structural design process requires planning, analysis, design, and finally, construction execution. Critical path scheduling, materials selection, design options, vendor or contractor preferences, etc., can make any phase of this progression seem a little overwhelming.

Maybe, you have created a structure that requires applicable building code verification by a Professional Engineer.

At Civil Structural Design, our philosophy is simple; learn your specific engineering requirements, and then, just take care of it.


You may have a large project requiring large load supporting structures or, you may have a proprietary piece of processing equipment that needs a support stand or internal pressure evaluation. We can provide a customized structural design solution for your specific needs. Our engineers have immeasurable experience in the design and support of a vast array of industrial process equipment.

  • Steel support design for equipment, large ducting, work platforms, vessels
  • Structural assessments on low pressure tanks, air emission abatement equipment, process ducting, piping and access stair
  • Foundation design for structures supporting equipment, tanks, collectors, storage bins, industrial buildings
  • Engineering and detail fabrication drawings per Auto-CAD computer assisted design software
  • Fabrication and welding specifications
  • Finite Element Analysis of support structures and vessels


In an effort to promote “greener” living and alternative sources of power, our staff can provide energy assessments to include energy saving measures and solar water heating / electrical devices that may save you money and reduce carbon emissions. Recommendations are based on your unique living standards and energy needs. Our Total Approach Process includes recommendations and options that can be accomplished in phases in order to reduce the initial outlay in equipment start up costs and to immediately provide the “biggest bang for your buck”.

Currently solar equipment expenditures may seem prohibitive, and more importantly, appear to have only a modest return on investment, however, system prices are decreasing as more units are installed. This may definitely be something to consider in the near future do to ever rising energy costs along with expanding governmental support that includes greater tax incentives (rebates).

Building Codes

Your customer informs you that your provided equipment must meet the latest building code regulations and rattles off a litany of acronyms and abbreviations. Don’t feel overwhelmed. Increasingly so, commercial, residential, business, and governmental institutions are requiring Professional Engineer evaluations to assure public safety and code compliance. Code compliance may not be straightforward. A “code” may reference another code. Some local codes are preempted by national codes or vice versa. We will help you through the process.

Keep in mind that adherence the specifications provided by local, state, and national building codes can bring added value to your company and keep you professionally in demand. Our experience has been that most vendors are already providing equipment far superior to the minimum design standards and require only verification.

At a minimum our designs will incorporate (as applicable):

  • IBC – International Building Code
  • AISC – American Institute of Steel Construction ASD-LRFD Specifications
  • ASCE/SEI – American Society of Civil Engineers / Structural Engineering Institute – Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures
  • ACI – American Concrete Institute
  • AWS – American Welding Society
  • OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Adminstration

We are also familiar with The Canadian Building Code and with metric steel design.

We have designed facilities for the US ARMY to include:

  • Engineering and layout of roads, buildings, water, sewer and electric, and have met force protection criteria, etc. (10,000 soldiers plus), at Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq and other Forward Operating Bases around Baghdad, Iraq.


Proper drawings are part of all phases of the design process and become an invaluable tool to use from planning stage and on through to construction. Final inspections can be made to insure the structures are in accordance with the design drawings.



We maintain professional engineering licenses in the following states:

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Arkansas
  • Indiana
  • Other states are available by request