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Mountain View Engineering

Mountain View Engineering provides a wide variety of structural engineering, design, and drafting services for residential, commercial, and industrial uses. Our areas of expertise include: Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings, Structural Steel Framing, Residential and Commercial Wood Framed Construction, Tilt-Up Concrete Buildings, Masonry Buildings, Pre-Engineered Metal Building Foundation Designs, and Retaining Wall Design. We also provide structural observation and inspection services for residential and commercial construction.

We are licensed in the following locations:

Professional Engineer (P.E.) - Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Professional Structural Engineer (S.E.) - California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Utah

This is Us

Mountain View Engineering was founded in 1993 by James Moore in order to fill a local need for structural engineering consultation and custom metal building design. The firm has expanded over the years to incorporate a variety of engineering services and has, over the course of thousands of projects, become an experienced leader in several aspects of structural engineering and design. In 2020 Brad Wallace and Jed Larsen purchased the company with the goal of keeping the excellence alive. Here at Mountain View Engineering we have a professional staff of individuals who are dedicated and passionate about what they do. Our staff possesses over a half century of structural engineering experience. We believe that a quality structural design can also be economical and we will work hard to ensure that you get maximum value. We also provide timely service and strive to exceed the goals and deadlines of our clients in the preparation of our designs and specifications.

Company Owners

  • Brad Wallace

    Brad Wallace

  • Jed Larsen

    Jed Larsen

Engineering Staff

  • Andrew

    Andrew Stromness, P.E.

  • Chris

    Chris Handy, P.E.

  • Desi

    Desi Larsen, E.I.T.

Our Crew

  • James

    James Johan

  • Tyler

    Tyler Walton

  • Alesa

    Alesa Hofmeister

  • Kyle

    Kyle Smith

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Mountain View Engineering & Mountain View Building Systems


Structural Design Services

At Mountain View Engineering, we bring innovation and expertise to the forefront of structural engineering. As a leading firm providing comprehensive design and drafting services, we specialize in a wide range of projects spanning residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Our commitment to precision, collaboration, and client satisfaction sets us apart as your trusted partner in turning architectural visions into structural masterpieces.

Our Areas of Expertise:

  1. Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings:
    Through our sister company, Mountain View Building Systems, we provide custom metal building packages along with open web joists, girders, steel deck, and other structural steel components. Harness the strength and efficiency of pre-engineered metal buildings with our expert design and fabrication services. We optimize structures for durability, cost-effectiveness, and rapid construction, ensuring your metal building projects stand the test of time.
  2. Residential and Commercial Wood Framed Construction:
    From cozy homes to commercial spaces, our expertise extends to wood-framed construction. We blend modern design principles with traditional or engineered wood products, creating structures that balance elegance with structural integrity.
  3. Tilt-Up Concrete Buildings:
    Explore the versatility and strength of tilt-up construction with our specialized design and drafting services. We engineer panels and structures that optimize space, enhance durability, and streamline the construction process for your tilt-up concrete projects.
  4. Masonry Buildings:
    Unleash the timeless beauty and durability of masonry with our expert engineering. Whether it's brick, block, or stone, we design structures that showcase the aesthetic and structural potential of masonry construction.
  5. Structural Steel Framing:
    Elevate your commercial and industrial structures with the strength and flexibility of structural steel framing. Our engineers specialize in designing steel structures that meet the highest standards of safety, functionality, and aesthetic appeal.
  6. Commercial and Residential Inspections:
    We are experienced in structural observations and inspections of existng residential and commercial structures in order to evaluate compliance with current codes, investigation of cracks in concrete or masonry, and damage evaluation. We also provide inspections of manufactured home foundations to ensure compliance with HUD guidelines as required for all FHA insured loans.

    Our experience spans residential, commercial, and industrial projects, showcasing our ability to adapt to diverse needs and deliver exceptional results. Our team works closely with architects, contractors, and clients to integrate structural considerations seamlessly into the project vision. Your satisfaction is our priority. We communicate openly, meet project timelines, and ensure that our designs not only meet but exceed your expectations.

    Choose Mountain View Engineering for structural engineering services that elevate your projects to new heights. Contact us today to discuss your specific needs and experience the difference of working with a team dedicated to excellence in structural design.

Metal Building Foundation Design

Welcome to Mountain View Engineering, where excellence meets innovation in the field of foundation design for pre-engineered metal buildings. With a commitment to precision engineering, cutting-edge technology, and unparalleled expertise, we take pride in delivering robust and reliable foundation solutions tailored to meet the unique requirements of each project. Experience matters and with years of experience in foundation design, we bring a wealth of knowledge to every project. Our commitment to client satisfaction is reflected in our collaborative approach, transparent communication, and adherence to project timelines.

We understand the importance of cost-effectiveness in project planning. Our team is dedicated to providing innovative foundation solutions that not only meet high engineering standards but also optimize costs without compromising on quality.

We are familiar with a wide variety of metal building manufacturers, such as American, B&C Steel, Behlen, CBC, Chief, Cover-All, HCI, Metallic, Nucor, Pacific Building Systems, R&M Steel, Web Steel, Varco Pruden, and others.

We specialize in understanding the dynamic needs of the metal building industry and providing comprehensive foundation solutions that ensure structural integrity and long-term stability. We can also provide the design of frost-protected shallow foundations or earth retaining structures (including salt/sand storages) as required to suit your needs.

The following are some common types of foundations that we design:

Conventional Grade Beam and Footing

The conventional approach of using grade beam and footing represents the predominant method for establishing foundations, particularly in situations necessitating frost protection depths exceeding 18 inches. The installation of rebar cages and piers at designated column positions is typically required. For wall heights up to 3 feet, the inclusion of footings beneath the grade beam can be omitted, with spot footings at each column serving as the primary support.

Monolithic Slab, Wall, and Footing

A monolithic foundation design represents the metal building foundation system requiring the least labor intensity. However, its application is typically avoided in areas where the frost depth exceeds 30 inches below grade. The construction process involves pouring the spot footings initially, followed by the monolithic pouring of the slab and thickened edge.

Frost Protected Shallow Foundations

In regions where substantial frost depths significantly escalate foundation expenses, we provide a specialized foundation system integrating rigid polystyrene insulation. This system effectively insulates your foundation against frost heave, thereby reducing depth requirements to 24 inches or less.

Earth Retaining Walls

Mountain View Engineering can effectively address a range of retaining wall needs, whether they involve accommodating loading docks within your building, storing bulk commodities, or managing sloped building sites.

Typical Perimeter Wall Typical Thickened Edge Typical Frost Protected Perimeter Wall Typical Footing Typical Monolithic Footing Typical Frost Protected Footing

Project Gallery

  • Masonry 1

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  • Pemb 1

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  • Steel 1

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  • Steel 3

  • Steel 4

  • Steel 5

  • Steel 6

  • Steel 7

  • Tilt Up 1

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  • Tilt Up 3

  • Tilt Up 5

  • Wood 1

  • Wood 2