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FDR Engineers, PLLC. is owned and operated by individuals whose primary goal is to adopt and fulfill the vision of each project’s owner and architect while maintaining budget and meeting all schedule requirements.  This mission is supported by a drive to succeed and a spirit of collaboration that all engineering, design and construction team members embody at FDR.

We think outside the box, strive for innovative solutions, and deeply value our clients.  We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality structural engineering services and developing excellent working relationships with our clients.  We look forward to working with you on your next project.

Learn more about our principals, capabilities & locations.


FDR Engineers’ principals have a wealth of knowledge and experience in diverse areas of structural engineering for both industrial and residential applications.


FDR Engineers is licensed in 41 states. We use a variety of structural analysis tools from simplified SDOF and linear finite element, to advanced non-linear dynamic applied element based analysis software.


We have an office in Research Triangle Park, NC, Wilmington, NC, and Austin, TX.

Company Picnic with TSN and ASI

The Steel Network  graciously invites FDR Engineers to take part in company events. There is no better work community than this!

FDR Engineers Celebrates Four Years

FDR Engineers is excited to be celebrating its fourth anniversary!

Non-Structural Design Considerations for CFS Floor Joist System

Floor joist assembly consists of cold-formed steel (CFS) joists, a metal deck with concrete topping or sheathing attached to the top joist flange, and discrete or continuous bracing attached to the joist bottom flange.

Design and Installation of Strap Braced Shear Walls

Buildings with sufficient lateral stiffness will suffer less non-structural damage, which means less cracking in walls and finishes, less water infiltration, and increased durability.

Wilmington Office Celebrates Third Anniversary

On October 12, 2018 our Wilmington office celebrated its third anniversary as a part of the team at FDR Engineers, PLLC. Wilmington is led by Principal Robert Pennington. Congrats on your continued success, Wilmington, and we look forward to many exciting new projects...

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