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. Download or print our company and team profile.

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.



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, GASE No. 001063, ARPE No. 16069, TN No. 124016, NCEES Council Record Civil PE Exam (2003), Structural PE Exam (2005)

Licensed in: AR, GA, SC, NC & TN.


Engineering Education

Ultimate Civil PE Depth Review Courses – The Ultimate Civil PE Depth Review Courses are the #1 resource for passing the civil engineering exam. These courses are an on-demand review covering all five sub-disciplines of the PE Exam.

Professional Development Lunch and Learn Seminars – Developed and taught a number of continuing education and ‘lunch and learn’ seminars to architects and engineers alike to enrich their education in technical areas such as building code changes, mass timber, and wind load provisions.

Ace the PE Video Series – Creator of an on-demand video series helping 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 was hosted by PPI from 2015 to 2019 and then by Kaplan publications until 2020.

Live Online PE Exam Review Course – Online instructor for a Live PE Exam Review Course covering the five sub-disciplines of civil engineering. Provided the first online course of its kind (2012-2017) with excellent reviews from students; the course was hosted by the popular publisher of the Civil Engineering Reference Manual, PPI.

Ace the PE Exam – Website and podcast provided information and resources to prepare for and pass the PE Exam (2013-2015).



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 Civil Engineering Academy. (2009)

Civil Engineering Reference Manual – Provided update to masonry chapter to Civil Engineering Academy to conform to the 2009 International Building Code.  (2010)



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.


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

Licenses and Certifications

Engineer in Training, Feb 2017 – present


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, civil and structural forensics and civil site sectors. With nearly 25 years in the greater construction and building industry, Scott started working from the ground up working in the construction field through to construction management. Civil and structural formal education and training widened his exposure to include: structural and 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)


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

James Ellis, Structural Designer

James Ellis

Structural Designer

With both military and construction in his background and work experiences, James’s varied skill set encompasses: management, training, organizational foundation for remedying troubleshooting and a keen aptitude for preventative maintenance and inspections methodology. James worked in general construction and quality assurance roles, then as a structural mechanic at both Gulfstream and Lockheed Martin. These roles further developed James’s work experience and propelled him to his structural designer position at 29E6. James’s fluidity and expertise in Revit is an essential role in drafting projects for client approval.

James has been married to his beautiful wife, Emily, for almost two years. They have two daughters, Charity and Nora. James enjoys spending time with his family, playing frisbee and basketball. He also spends time doing projects around the house and is very involved with his home church and his church family.



Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
Continuing studies.


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


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

Outstanding Graduating Senior Award