Darren, with more than 21 years as a structural engineer and a principal, has extensive experience completing projects for both industrial and architectural clients. Additionally, in recent years, he’s enhanced his skills by managing projects in the commercial, education, and healthcare markets.
Leading a team of engineers and technicians, Darren and his staff have a reputation for providing excellent structural engineering services. Due to their positive attitude, ability to work through issues, availability to discuss ideas and offer effective and efficient solutions, client retention is extremely high.
Darren, a graduate from North Dakota State University, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering with a structural emphasis, is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), American Concrete Institute (ACI), and the American Society of Professional Engineers (ASCE).
Throughout his career, Darren has had the opportunity to work on projects both large and small, from many different market sectors utilizing the full gamut of structural materials. This wide range of expertise, along with being responsive and a willingness to listen and explore options, provides clients with a project that is well-crafted, efficient, within budget, and with a design experience second to none.
If you could share one tip with new engineers, what would it be?
“Ask a lot of questions, really familiarize yourself with the various codes and always have a solution in mind when you approach your supervisor with a problem. Even if it isn’t the correct solution, it shows you at least attempted to solve the problem.”
What do I do to ensure what is designed, gets built?
“By providing clear, complete, detailed construction documents, thoroughly reviewing material shop drawings and providing timely responses to RFIs and construction issues.”
Darren Neff, PE, SE
Principal | Senior Structural Engineer