We are Team 29E6

The 29E6 team works to meet our common goal: provide structural engineering that protects the public. In doing so, we provide the highest efficient design that also meets our common team values: family/work life balance, striving for humility in all we do, and espousing a hunger and hard work toward excellence, efficiency and productivity.

Our team consists of core full-time team members working in the Beaufort, SC office, members that work on a part-time basis and our contract support team. Having this organizational structure best positions us for jobs of various size and type, while maintaining quality customer support. 

Andy Richardson, PE

Andy Richardson

Professional Engineer
29E6 Principal

Nearly 25 years in the structural engineering industry, Andy has wide exposure across various industries which includes highly specialized technical expertise. His diverse resume provides experience in nearly any material, building type or structure. Living in the Lowcountry of South Carolina since 1998, he has acquired expertise in both hurricane design as well as seismic design of buildings. Over the past 10 years, Andy founded and operated his engineering firm and provided engineering education for the PE Exam. In 2017, Andy rebranded his company as 29E6. A combined passion for mentorship and excellence in design, Andy developed a process that unmistakably, but not only, provides the best design with every efficiency, it is also intended to be utilized by a team of engineers. Since that time, the vision is to grow and expand 29E6 so that architects, contractors, and fabricators everywhere can benefit from the 29E6-Step Process and its streamlined results.  

Andy enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and six kids, who range in age from 19 to 5. He also enjoys spending time with his church family as well as running, playing frisbee, and learning ballroom dance. 

Affiliations

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Structural Engineering Institute (SEI),

Structural Engineering Association of SC (SEA of SC), NCEES Council Record

Licenses and Certifications

SCPE No. 22824, NCPE No. 036442, GAPE No. 031369, ARPE No. 16069, NCEES Council Record Civil PE Exam (2003), Structural PE Exam (2005)

Licensed in AR, GA, SC, NC.

Publications

Theory and Practice of Steel Structures; Design to Eurocodes with Introduction to U.S. Standards, an update to structural Eurocodes. Provided a review and update to the book comparing the design of Steel Structures in the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) codes to Eurocodes. (2012)

Civil Engineering Solved Problems
Provided update to the structural chapters for publication in Professional Publications, Inc. (PPI), currently operating as a subsidiary of Kaplan, Inc. (2009)

Masonry Chapter Update to Civil Engineering Reference Manual – Provided update to masonry chapter of Professional Publications, Inc. (PPI) to conform to the 2009 International Building Code.  (2010)

Engineering Education Products and Instruction
Online instructor for a Live PE Exam Review Course covering the five sub-disciplines of civil engineering. Provided the first online course for this particular provider with excellent reviews from students. The course is hosted by Professional Publications, Inc., a Kaplan subsidiary (PPI, 2012-2017).  

Creator of the Ace the PE Video Series, which is an on-demand video series to help prepare students for the PE Exam. The series covers the five sub-disciplines of civil engineering and provides supplemental content to live courses and the student’s self-study activities. The course is hosted by Professional Publications, Inc. (PPI, 2012-2017). Find out more about the on-demand videos we have helped create!

Ace The PE Exam – website and podcast provide information and resources to prepare for and pass the PE Exam (2009).

Education

Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, 1998
Graduated with Honors

Eric Johnson, Structural EIT

Eric Johnson

Structural Engineer in Training

Structural Engineer in Training and over two years design experience, Eric is on track for Professional Engineer Certification Summer of 2021. An integral part of engineering design team for projects in the high-end residential and low-rise commercial sectors. Focused on guiding architects and clients through a streamlined design process to ensure structural components blend seamlessly into the project. Experienced in site visits, design charettes, maintaining client relationships, drafting schedules and design load tracking. Proficient in Revit, Enercalc, and Bluebeam.

Eric pursues a wide variety of activities; triathlon, board games, rock climbing, reading, paddle boarding, and yoga just to name a few. When not running around he can be found helping his friends out with their house projects or attempting the latest recipe he has dug out of his ever growing collection of cookbooks.

Affiliations

Structural Engineers Association of South Carolina – Treasurer, Sept 2018 – present

Licenses and Certifications

Engineer in Training, Feb 2017 – present

 

Education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2015

Dwayne S. Robinett, PE

Dwayne S. Robinett

Professional Engineer

 

 

Scott’s extensive work experience spans exposure to government, commercial and retail, renovations, residential, and site civil sectors. With nearly 25 years in the greater construction and building industry, Scott started from the ground up working in the construction field and through to construction management. Formal education and training, Civil EIT and Structural EIT, widened his exposure to include: structural field engineering, forensics and expert witness, quality assurance and construction quality control. Scott’s breadth of knowledge and understanding of the industry is beyond compare.

Licenses and Certifications

SCPE No. 25127, OSHA Training in Construction and Industrial Safety (2010/2011)

Education

Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Masters of Engineering, 2002
Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering, 2001

James Ellis, Structural Designer

James Ellis

Structural Designer

 

 

Education

Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
ongoing

 

David Naus

David Naus

David has over 42 years of experience in Engineering Design, the last 21 years of which have been in design and construction support, including: Project Management, Project Engineering, and Civil/Structural/Architectural Design on projects ranging from the UPF, HEUMF, F-Area Tank Farm Services Upgrades, and TRU Waste Characterization and Processing and Mixed Waste Containment Building, to the Site Infrastructure Upgrades for the Accelerator Production of Tritium.

Prior to that, David has spent many years as an Engineering Manager in TN and SC offices handling projects for Title I – Title II of the Uranium Processing Facility. For over 13 years David served the President role at Southern Engineering Services, Inc., and Zimmerman & Naus, Inc., and since has also worked with various clients as a Structural Engineering Consultant.

Currently, David adds his immense knowledge base and career experience to the 29E6 team in a part-time role.

 

Licenses and Certifications

Florida Professional Engineering License (1983) – Not Active

Georgia Professional Engineering License (1991) – Not Active

South Carolina Professional Engineering License (1991) – Not Active

 

Education

University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
B. S. Architectural Engineering, 1979

Outstanding Graduating Senior Award