Who We Are
Lightning Engineering is primarily a licensed civil/structural engineering company. Some of our engineers specialize in residential and commercial construction engineering.  Since building require a multitude of specialties we have assembled a staff of diverse working backgrounds including engineering, building design, site planning and project management.  Collectively we have over thirty-two years of experience in the building and construction industries. 

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Residential and commercial engineering you can trust in. We offer professional services and fast turn around times. We take the time to listen to our customers to ensure we produce outstanding service at a fair price. We hope to become the "Go to engineer" for all your new construction projects.

Please find the required forms under "Residential & Commercial Engineering" on our Forms page.

Free initial consultations!  All new structural engineering customers can call us at (941) 391-5980 or contact us via our web form.

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What We Do

Our structural engineers design structures to withstand stresses and pressures imposed through environmental conditions and human use. We ensure structures are in compliance with the International Building Code.


Our Process
Typically the builder approaches the their own draftsmen or ours for drawings of the structure in accordance with owner requirements.  The draftsmen draws the building to those specifications and passes on the drawings to Lightning Engineering for in depth analysis.  Our structural engineers analyze, design, plan, and research all structural components and structural systems to achieve design goals and ensure the safety and comfort of occupants. Our work mainly takes into account safety, technical, economic and environmental concerns, but we may also consider aesthetic and social factors.  Once we redline the engineering diagrams to our specifications, they are handed back to the draftsmen for revisions.  The final product is signed and sealed and handed over to the builder to start the permitting process.


How Much Does it cost?
Our initial consultation is free.  Cost of a set of engineering drawings depends on the size and complexity of the project, clarity of plans sent to us by the draftsmen or builder, and the number of revisions required. See the information we require to get started on our Engineering Order Form


What is included
A typical set of engineered drawings for a project will include Signed and Sealed Construction Plans with applicable construction details, applicable attachments, and calculations.


How long does it take?
Provided all the drawings and specs have been sent to us ahead of time (please see the information we need to get started on the Structural Engineering form). We are lighting fast.


See our work
The final product you see is a collection of work done by many professionals.  Among them civil engineers, draftsmen, and builders are the primary personnel.  This is where Lightning Engineering gets involved in the project.  Our structural engineers work both with draftsmen and the builders to make sure the building is built to specification, regulation, and finally to budget.  Based on these requirements the engineers make the necessary drawings and hand them over to builders.    

Please see a sampling of our work here