CSD Structural Engineers (CSD) was incorporated as Computerized Structural Design in 1968 when two local professors, Don Buettner and LeRoy Lutz, working at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, decided to leave the world of academia and return to the professional practice of structural engineering.
They became aware of a local structural engineering firm that had decided to close, leaving many of their clients in need of structural engineering services. The new firm, CSD, saw this as an incredible opportunity to fulfill the needs of these clients. Soon after, Jim Fisher joined the firm, providing a balance of academic insight and practical engineering experience to the new firm.
A combination of the existing relationships with the former engineering firm, ties to academia, and a drive towards providing uncompromising excellence in engineering—the future success of CSD was certain. Soon after they decided to add architectural design services to best serve their client’s needs.
CSD has made a name for itself working with local clients and nationally recognized firms by providing structural engineering and architectural design services. Every project is different, but CSD provides economical and practical solutions for all of our clients. This level of service has helped to build lasting relationships with our clients. We intend to be more than just a part of the project team, but a reliable resource for many years to come.
CSD prides itself on its humble beginnings and continues to provide excellence in engineering and architectural design on every project for every client.
Ideas and concepts embody the world of engineering. Designing practical, functional and economical structures takes the insight that comes from years of experience and technical expertise.
CSD offers this combination of experience and expertise—a combination that yields practical and innovative structures. It means designing a project that achieves your goals and provides cost effective solutions for unexpected issues. Whether you require a space frame or a retaining wall, a vibration analysis or a crane building, CSD can assist you in making the right choices, from project inception to completion.
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Many of our professional engineers are active on national technical committees to stay at the forefront of structural engineering technology. We believe it is our duty to be involved in the industry. The following are some of the organizations that we participate in:
- American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
- American Concrete Institute (ACI)
- Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)
- American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)
- Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST)
- Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC)
- American Society of Structural Engineers (ASCE)
- American Architectural Manufacturer’s Association (AAMA)
CSD is professionally licensed in the following states, districts and provinces:
District of Columbia