Red Hill Engineering (Founder & Designer Mike Dobbs) offers highly pragmatic and responsive, PE licensed and insured Structural Engineering services across a wide range of projects and materials throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. Every project benefits from an extensive history of project management, product development and engineering design while leveraging advanced 3D modeling and analysis software. Great pride is taken in demystifying structural engineering and bringing pragmatic shared solutions to the table.
Structural Engineering Services
Building Additions/Renovations (misc)
Clients: General Contractor(s) / Land & Home Owner(s)
Scope of Work: New build foundations, custom framing plans, steel header designs, solutions design & calculations to remove load bearing walls, raise ceiling height, add covered patio structure, concrete stem wall design, spread footing foundations, hot tub loading assessment, sealed permit drawings, residential deck design & certification, differential foundation settling evaluations, etc..
Aluminum Structure; Grand-Chandelier
Client: Limbic Media, BC Canada
Scope of Work: Custom aluminum structure grand-chandelier loading assessment, materials and components design evaluation and installation instruction certification for installation at Beaver Creek Resort. Sealed drawing package, letter of certification, installation instructions.
Structural Evaluation / As-Built Conditions Verification
Client: United States Missile Defense Agency
Scope of Work: Sub-contracted to perform structure, shielding, and architectural as-built conditions evaluation at the Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) Array at the Clear Space Force Station, Clear Alaska. Evaluation of record drawings and as-built conditions. Liaison with structure & systems designers; Lockheed Martin / Wood Group.
Private Bridge (vehicle loading)
Client: Ranch Owner
Scope of Work: Site & soils evaluation, usage & loading assessment, foundation design, bridge design, BOM, on-site construction mgt & inspection.
Mike is a husband and father of two Carbondale middle-schoolers. He was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, IL, received his undergrad degree at the University of Oklahoma, achieved his P.E. License in Colorado (2005), and obtained his M.B.A. along with Lean and Project Management certifications while living in Europe (2006-2013). He brings diverse hands-on, one-on-one small project experience in addition to multi-year, multi-million dollar international projects, including the design and manufacturing of precast concrete products (Rocky Mountain Prestress, Denver, CO), the world’s largest wind turbine blades (LM Wind Power, Denmark), civil-scale fabricated steel gates and valves (Rexnord Inc, Orange, MA) as well as residential/commercial plumbing products (Watts Water Technologies, Andover, MA). Before founding Red Hill Engineering, he’s held positions including Structural & Mechanical Project Engineer, Production Supervisor, Project Manager, Program Manager, Engineering Department Manager, Director of Engineering & Project Management, and Director of Product Development.
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