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Where We Come from

PittDES, Pittsburgh Design & Engineering Services was founded with the aim of assisting architects, homeowners, real estate agents, investors, general contractors, and developers in enhancing their experiences when it comes to designing, buying, selling, remodeling, investing, or flipping properties. We achieve this by providing reliable structural engineering services when needed.

Our approach is rooted in understanding the market, valuing efficiency, and maintaining a commitment to delivering high-quality work at fair costs. We firmly believe in providing our clients with top-notch quality within their specified timeframes while striving to adhere to their budget constraints.

We take pride in being a value-added service, even for clients who may not ultimately choose to hire us.

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What we want to Achieve

Our mission at Pittsburgh Design & Engineering Services is to support and serve our clients and community by delivering sound, creative, and cost-effective engineering solutions that adhere to the highest industry standards and best practices while also complying with local codes and requirements.

We take great pride in upholding a higher standard in our engineering solutions, our collaborative problem-solving approach, and the integrity that drives our actions. At PittDES, we bring added value to our clients through our commitment to delivering exceptional structural engineering designs and services, all while striving for excellence.

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I am a licensed and registered Professional Engineer with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil/Structural Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Structural Engineering. With over 18 years of experience in the field of Structural Engineering, I have worked in various roles and capacities, ranging from small consulting firms to large corporate settings, and even in a family-owned operation that involved design, manufacturing, and construction.

Over the years, I have learned to adapt to different challenges and responsibilities, wearing many hats to get the job done. I have successfully built and led efficient and productive teams, fostering a positive work environment. One of my notable achievements includes restructuring the engineering department, resulting in a team of exceptional individuals capable of producing engineered drawings exceeding $10 million annually. Additionally, I have had the privilege of working on numerous iconic and large-scale projects, including airport buildings, garages, and college facilities.

I have specific expertise in metal panels and claddings projects, with notable contributions to projects at airports such as LaGuardia, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, and Newark, as well as institutions like Daytona State College, Rutgers University, and The Citadel in South Carolina. My experience extends to working with metal panels for façade and soffit applications.

I have a strong background in collaborating with teams of consultants, architects, contractors, and subcontractors to develop solutions for challenges that may arise during both the design and construction phases of projects.

Furthermore, I hold an active record with the NCEES (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying) and am a licensed and registered Professional Engineer in multiple states.

Outside of my professional life, I highly value and cherish family time. I enjoy spending quality time with friends, exploring new travel destinations, and savoring a variety of cuisines from around the world. For more detailed information about my project experience, please refer to my LinkedIn profile, where you can find a comprehensive list of projects I have completed while working at Bunting.

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