About Us

Philosophy

In 1994, after 33 years working in commercial general contracting, David Shannon, P.E. formed Shannon Engineering, Inc. This fulfilled Dave’s desire to work independently, to work in Grand County, Colorado, as well as in Southwest Michigan, and to expand the use of his engineering education and certification.

Shannon Engineering is comprised of Miriam Shannon and David Shannon, P.E. and associates. All work is performed by thoroughly experienced people—there are no apprentices.

All projects undertaken by Shannon Engineering will be completed in a timely manner. In order to expedite services to our clients, additional work will be turned away rather than creating a backlog with resulting delays in completion. When project scopes are well defined, lump sum quotes for services can be provided.

Shannon Engineering will assume some projects requiring substantial commitments of time, but will retain the time required to serve the needs of 15 to 20 clients each month who may need just a few hours of engineering consultation.

Range of Services & Geographic Area

We can help you, as an owner, to schedule progress on your project, to be prepared for the costs of alternatives, and with value engineering, to find the most cost effective approach to your construction project.

The range of structural engineering services includes designing of foundations for log homes and steel buildings, designing for snow and wind loads at variable elevations in Colorado, and designing for the repair of failures in roofs and walls on residential and commercial buildings. We have designed the repairs for dams, calculated storm water retention demands for site plans, and designed retaining walls for difficult sites. The "Services" tab at the top of the page will take you to an overview of our capabilities.

Our geographic areas include Southwest Michigan and Northwest Colorado. Most of our Colorado projects are located in Grand County, but our work has included Summit, Routt, Jackson, and Rio Blanco counties as well. Our Colorado office is located between Kremmling and Steamboat Springs.

David Shannon

Professional Engineer

Now having over 50 years experience in design and construction engineering and construction management, David graduated in engineering from Michigan State University. David Shannon is currently registered in Michigan, Colorado and Wyoming. Registration is dormant in Ohio. In Comstock, Dave is the Dangerous Building Officer

  • His work history includes:
      Chief Engineer - Shannon Engineering, Inc., Galesburg, MI
      Project Manager - Erhardt Construction Company, Ada, MI
      Senior Vice President - Miller-Davis Construction, Kalamazoo, MI
      President - Shannon-Kline, Inc., a subsidiary of Miller-Davis
      Vice President - Sessinghaus & Ostergaard Construction, Erie, PA
      Company Commander - United States Army Corps of Engineers
      Engineer - American Bridge Division of U.S. Steel

  • Professional Affiliations:
      Associated Builders and Contractors - President of West Michigan Chapter and National Board of Directors
      Associated General Contractors - Committee Chairman
      American Arbitration Association - Arbitrator
      Western Michigan University, Dept. of Construction Science and Management - Advisory Board Member, Adjunct Associate Professor
      Registered Civil Engineer - States of Michigan and Colorado
      Builder’s License - State of Michigan
      National Society of Professional Engineers
      American Society of Civil Engineers - Member
      Kalamazoo Math and Science Center - Mentor
      American Wood Council - Member
      Charter Township of Comstock Building Board of Appeals - Member

About Our Company

Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Estimating, Scheduling, and Project Management;. Shannon Engineering, Inc. brings decades of construction and engineering experience to bear on solving your project challenges. Operating in southwestern Michigan and northwestern Colorado.

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