Adam Friedman, PE, SE

Adam Friedman joined CSD in 2008. He was promoted to Associate in 2014, Senior Associate in 2018 and Principal in 2021. Adam works primarily on steel design and analysis for heavy industrial buildings, commercial structures, connection design, and miscellaneous steel (stairs, ladders, platforms). Additionally, his experience in construction engineering projects includes temporary bracing, erection planning, rigging design, heavy lift planning, hurricane contingency plans, and field modifications. He is the author of AISC Design Guide 34: Steel-Framed Stairway Design. He has presented webinars and at conferences on various topics including stair design, constructability, construction engineering, and base plate design. He is a lecturer at Milwaukee School on Engineering (MSOE) and volunteers at MSOE to assist with student competitions. He also served as President and Vice-President on the MSOE Alumni Association Board.


B.S. Architectural Engineering (Structural Specialty, Mathematics Minor) – Milwaukee School of Engineering, 2008
M.S. Structural Engineering – Milwaukee School of Engineering, 2009

Professional Registration

District of Columbia
Illinois (SE)
Massachusetts (SE)
New Mexico
North Dakota

Organization Involvement

American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Professional Member
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Member
Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Member
ASCE Construction Institute Temporary Works Committee Member