Shields Engineering, inc is a Structural Engineering firm established in Reno, Nevada
in 1979. The company has an excellent record of providing its clients with structural
designs that are functional, innovative and economical. SEi’s project team consist
of licensed engineers who have attained Master’s Degrees in Structural Engineering
SEi’s highly skilled engineers average 25 years of design experience on Industrial
Facilities, Public Safety Facilities, Emergency Operations Facilities, and Detention
Facilities serving private corporations, cities, counties, states, and federal agencies.
Shields Engineering, inc works closely with Owners, Contractors, Architects, Building
Officials, other Design Professionals, and Subcontractors during design and construction
to ensure the project is completed smoothly and efficiently. SEi works closely with
the Contractor and the Architect to develop alternate structural systems very early
during design to identify the most efficient and cost effective structural materials
and framing systems. SEi consistently develops structural systems and assemblies
in sufficient detail that allow the Contractor to develop accurate cost estimates
during the conceptual, schematic, and design development phases. SEi recognizes the
importance of the serviceability of the structure that will reduce future maintenance
costs and will extend the design life of the structure. This unique ability to communicate
complex designs helps to provide accurate budget control for projects.
Shields Engineering, inc uses the latest version of AutoCAD and AutoCAD Revit Structure
to prepare Construction Documents. We recognize the importance of using Building
Information Modeling (BIM) to closely coordinate with Architectural and MEP professionals.
BIM provides an efficient method for clash detection during the design process. This
prevents conflicts between the structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing elements
Shields Engineering, inc develops Construction Documents with great attention to
detail. SEi recognizes the importance of accuracy and coordination of Structural
Engineering documents. This precision contributes to successful Design/Bid projects.
SEi’s engineering staff is available to answer field questions during construction.
SEI believes that site visits by the Structural Engineer are critical to the success
of a Project. Many of the communities we serve can attest that our engineers go above
and beyond the standard role.
Located in Reno, Nevada we can provide services throughout the Truckee Meadows and
into nearby areas such as, Carson City and Lake Tahoe. Many of our projects extend
into urban areas including Winnemucca, Elko, Fallon and Fernley. We also maintain
service connections within the southern cities of Boulder and Las Vegas. Being local
and neighboring California, we often extend our engineering services and knowledge
of the territory into Truckee and Squaw Valley as we are known for our considerable
design experience on structures located in areas with high snow loads, and high seismic
activity. SEi has expertise in strengthening of existing structures to change the
use, seismic retrofit, historic preservation, and evaluation of structures after
a failure or natural disaster.
Our extensive licensing branches our services out to several other states including
Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Wyoming and Washington. We welcome the opportunity
to meet and work with you and your team.