Moment Engineering + Design

About Moment Engineering + Design

Structural Engineering Company

Our Misson

Moment Engineering + Design is committed to providing flexible and responsive engineering and residential design services to our clients on a local and national scale. We choose to set ourselves apart by specializing in unique design applications that are forward thinking, environmentally responsible and solution oriented. Our primary purpose is to provide a technical advantage for our clients that will help them succeed in growing their business.

“No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking” – Voltaire

Not all engineering firms are created equal… new technologies and trends continue to emerge in the building industry every day….you need a structural engineering firm that is flexible towards the unique needs of your business and is focused on providing you a technical advantage to help edge out the competition.

Moment Engineering + Design is different….

That difference comes from being a structural engineering services company that has engaged in a diverse variety of specialty engineering work. With that has come a world of experience in helping component manufacturers, architects and owners meet their design goals by providing innovative and cost effective engineered solutions.  We are responsive, flexible, and willing to work with you to help take your business to the next level.

Moment Engineering + Design has experience in conventional construction as well as innovative green building technologies, tensile architecture, structural stainless steel, manufactured building components and other engineering specialties.

We utilize the most up to date versions of software available such as AutoCAD, Autodesk ROBOT Structural Analysis Professional (which complements building information modeling BIM and is compatible with Revit) and RISA 3D to provide our clients incredible design flexibility and powerful structural modeling options.

Moment Structural Engineering Group maintains active licensure in over 30 states (see map) including: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

MSEG is a member of the Structural Engineers Association of So. California (SEAOC), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA) and the American Wood Council (AWC). Clients include Cambridge Architectural, Skyline Innovations, Sunline Homes and Proficio Development among others.

Client Testimonials:

“It has been my pleasure working with Shawn and his team for the past couple of years on several residential projects ranging from whole house remodels, to new construction single and multi-family buildings.  Building on tight lots in the densely populated cities is not for everyone, and Shawn has proven to be an extremely valuable asset to our company.  Especially in situations where there is just no room to be wrong, Shawn has been and will continue to be a great source of overall knowledge and confidence that our company needs.  I will also add that I have worked with many design professionals throughout my career in construction, and have not met anyone who matches Shawn’s overall competence, flexibility, and responsiveness.”

– JD Schmidt, Connell and Schmidt Builders

“Completing the permit process for the DC area is a momentous task; having Shawn on our team makes life easier. He is quick to understand the project and graph all the proper documents with the highest quality. Our focus on solar panel installations for commercial businesses is a specialized field and Shawn’s knowledge is a great asset to our operation.”

– Kate Heidinger, Skyline Innovations

“We have worked with Shawn and his company since 2009 on several new residential homes. They have been professional, courteous, prompt, and a pleasure to deal with. They are readily available via telephone or email throughout all phases of the design and construction process, and are there to assist when challenges arise. Their designs/drawings are of very high quality and easily stand up to plan reviewers’ scrutiny. We are very pleased to have MSEG as a partner”
– A. Dhir, Dhir Farber LLC

“Shawn was incredibly responsive to Cambridge and our specialized and unique products. He took the time to become familiar with architectural mesh’s intricate designs, expanding his capabilities as Cambridge’s needs evolved. Shawn’s professionalism and high level of customer service has fostered our seamless and successful relationship.”

– Tom Costello, Cambridge Architectural

“Shawn provided full support on residential projects from original design concept to final frame walk. His integrity and openness to analyzing the engineering challenges resulted in practical and constructable designs that safely and fully addressed the situation without overspending.”

– Mike Walker, Pulte Homes

“I have worked with Shawn for the past few years on numerous residential projects, all of which have been more complicated than the typical residential home. He has been very easy to work with and has always gotten the job done in a prompt and professional manner. The one thing I like most about Shawn is that he not only has a solid understanding of structural engineering principles, but also of how all the various components that comprise new home construction are related to one another. This substantially facilitates the process of solving the various challenges which come up during the design process of a new home.”

– Kenneth Freyberger, Sunline Custom Homes

“It has been my pleasure to work with MSEG on a number of projects over the past several years ranging from complicated remodels and additions to $1.5M custom home designs. In each of these; Shawn brought not only the requisite engineering expertise but also his considerable design talent and overall understanding of construction methods and materials. Shawn has proven himself to be innovative, thorough and conscientious. He has been patient in listening to clients and always provided prompt, cost effective solutions to design and engineering challenges.”

– Rob Fisher, Fisher Custom Builders

“Given the difficulty of building within the given city requirements of set backs and height limitations, with MSEG’s help, we were able to obtain our maximum square footage and include all the amenities the client desired.  The project was executed efficiently, and all parties (including City and client) are extremely happy with the finished product. I am very much looking forward to working with Moment Structural Engineering Group again in the future.”

-Greg Bonano, Proficio Development

“I appreciate all that Shawn brought to the home remodeling projects we worked on. He was very knowledgeable as to the existing home construction and he made comments like, “I bet they framed the house this way,” even before he went out to the site. In both cases, he was absolutely correct.  He made sure his work was completed within the time schedule and his proactive, diligent questions and investigations of the existing building always made me work harder to get him the complete structural picture of the building.”

-Steve Moriak,  Preston Partnership

“Shawn and his team at MSEG are extraordinary.  The highly competitive local building industry here in Northern Virginia, along with my discerning custom clients, require that I team with true trade partners and design experts that will allow me to stand out from the rest.  I have worked with MSEG for the last 3 years and they continue to exceed the expectations of my clients and I.  I strive to push my company to new heights and I am confident my continued partnership with MSEG is the perfect decision. “

-Patrick Ohlhorst, Cloud IX Homes

Remodeling and Home Design