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Where We Come from

PittDES, Pittsburgh Design & Engineering Services was established to assist architects, home owners, real estate agents, investors, general contractors, and developers to make their experience designing, buying, selling, remodeling, investing, or flipping properties smoother by providing them with a reliable structural engineering service when needed.
We understand the market, and we believe in velocity while we still offer quality work with fair cost. We fully believe in offering our clients the best quality, within their time frame while trying to stay on their budget to get the work done.
We pride ourselves being a value added service even for the clients that may not hire us.

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What we want to Achieve

Our mission is to help and provide our clients & community with a sound, creative and economical solution and engineering services based on best practice and engineering standards while we are complying with local code and requirements.
We at Pittsburgh Design & Engineering Services hold ourselves to a higher standard in the solutions we engineer for our clients, in our collaborative approach to problem solving, and in the integrity that guides our actions. PittDES brings value to our clients by providing exceptional structural engineering design and services and by our commitment to excellence.

About: History


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Licensed and Registered Professional Engineer with a Bachelor of Science in Civil/Structural Engineering, Master of Science in Structural Engineering. Over 15 Years of Experience in Structural Engineering at various roles and capacity from small consulting firms, corporate size to a family owned design, manufacturing and construction operation. Learned through the years to wear many hats, get the work done, build efficient and productive teams and instill a positive attitude environment. Restructured the engineering department with handful of great team players that was able to productively produce engineered drawings in excess of $10 Millions a year also worked on many iconic and large size projects for airports buildings and garages to colleges.

Few metal panels/claddings projects to note

LaGuardia, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, and Newark Airports to Daytona State College, Rutgers University and The Citadel (The military school in SC). Extensive experience with metals panels for façade and soffit applications. For more projects information check out my LinkedIn profile to see projects completed while working at Bunting.

Extensive experience working with teams of consultants, architects, contractors and subcontractors to come up with solutions for challenges may arise during design and construction phases.

Hold an active NCEES (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying ) record, licensed and registered professional engineer in multiple states.

Love and cherish family time, enjoy spending time with friends as well as traveling to new locations and eat different type of food.

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