Stephen Cotton, PE, SE
A senior structural engineer with two decades of experience, Stephen is well-versed in the often-complex design of steel, concrete, and masonry structures along with foundations that involve caissons, mats, spread footings, and retaining walls associated with facilities. Stephen has specialized experience in both new construction and renovation projects servicing a multitude of industries including, medical, hospitality, commercial, automotive, light and heavy industrial, and institutional, Stephen’s responsibilities include providing technical guidance and direction to team and group leaders within the Investigative Group. Stephen’s technical capabilities include a strong background in structural code understanding; fluency in structural design software packages such as RAM Structural System, and RISA Suite; and proficient use of Revit and AutoCAD.
As a native Tennessean who lives just 1,000 feet from where he grew up, community involvement and outreach are especially important to Stephen. He maintains an ongoing relationship with his alma mater, Tennessee Tech University, where he serves as a mentor and advisor for the school’s Civil Engineering Senior Design Program. Tennessee Tech was instrumental in defining Stephen’s professional path. To pay it forward, he supports students similarly by providing them opportunities to learn outside of the academic set courses so they can enter the workplace with real-world experience in their tool belt.
Licenses & Certifications
Professional Engineer – Idaho, Tennesse, Texas, North Carolina, Washington, Montana
Structural Engineer – Illinois
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering w/ Concentration in Structural Engineering, Tennessee Technological University, 2001
Master of Science, Structural Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2003