CSES Retaining Wall

The owner and her neighbor cooperated for this retaining wall project. The concrete retaining wall shown here was in danger of failing and falling over. The wall is on the property line and supports the owner’s studio. The danger being if the wall should fail. We designed anchors to prevent […] Read more »

Our Team

CSES has been providing engineering design and consulting since 1993. Prior to that, John, the principal engineer, has been practicing in the Great Northwest since 1980. We therefore bring a wealth of significant experience to our design and consulting work. As those who have worked with us for years will […] Read more »

Home Observatory

CSES Engineering Designs Home Observatory The design for this “residential observatory” was both challenging and interesting. The owner has a wide range of interests, including astronomy. Beyond the usual structural design, the vibrational properties of the telescope support required careful consideration and fine-tuning to minimize the effects of wind and […] Read more »

About Us

CSES is a small Structural Engineering Firm specializing in both new and remodel Residential Construction Projects and in small to medium Commercial Building Projects.  We pay special attention to the economy of such projects, especially with regard to providing an Engineered Design that is sensitive to construction costs.  We give […] Read more »


CSES Testimonials Jay J. – Seattle: John told me exactly what his schedule would be, provided an invoice which matched the final charge, and met the final completion date per his original estimate.  He was flexible in working with me to exchange information on the plan details. Walter M. – […] Read more »

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