AG&E expands range of services through acquisition of Virginia-based Blue Ridge Design, Inc.

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DALLAS, Texas – AG&E Associates, PLLC (AG&E), a structural engineering firm headquartered in Texas, has acquired Blue Ridge Design, Inc. (BRD), a preeminent specialty precast engineering firm based in Winchester, Virginia. BRD delivers structural engineering services with special expertise in the precast, prestressed concrete industry. The founding member of BRD, Ned M. Cleland, PhD, PE, joins the leadership team of AG&E as an Executive Principal and Director of Specialty Precast Engineering.

BRD, established in Winchester, Virginia in 1986, is recognized in the precast industry as a leader in the design of complicated structural precast concrete systems. Its services include advanced engineering consulting to owners and developers using precast, prestressed concrete as a primary structural system in a wide range of buildings. BRD also provides engineering services to precast concrete manufacturers for the detailed design and drawings of their products. Under the leadership of Dr. Cleland, PE, BRD’s expertise and vast experience complement AG&E’s existing practices.

“I am pleased to welcome Dr. Cleland and the entire BRD staff to the AG&E family. They are highly regarded by their clients and peers in the industry,” said Sanjay Agrawal, PE, SE, President and CEO of AG&E. “The acquisition of BRD represents the boots-on-the-ground that AG&E had been seeking and our clients had been clamoring for in the bustling Virginia construction market.”

“Blue Ridge Design is excited to become a part of AG&E,” said Ned M. Cleland, PhD, PE, Founder of BRD. “We bring our knowledge and experience in the specialty of precast, prestressed concrete design to a wider clientele. Combined with the strength and resources of AG&E, we look forward to providing a range of services to address future challenges, especially in mission critical projects.”

Founded in 2004, AG&E has become one of largest structural engineering consulting companies in Texas. With six offices across the Lone Star state, AG&E works with architects, general contractors, and owners across the nation on a myriad of projects. Its market sectors include mission critical, aviation, healthcare, corporate, industrial, education, federal, municipal, living spaces, parking garages, and transportation. AG&E also offers structural sub-specialties such as parking planning, vibration consulting, and blast engineering to provide fully integrated structural design services to clients.

“The acquisition of Blue Ridge Design continues the practice of adding premier structural engineers to our team. It increases AG&E’s breadth of services as we now can offer our clients specialty precast, prestressed engineering,” said Al Baysek, PE, SE, CSO and Executive Principal of AG&E. “BRD also adds a strategic locale, Northern Virginia, to our bases of operation.”

The acquisition of BRD, a team of committed and energetic professionals, expands AG&E’s portfolio of services and positions itself to better serve clients nationwide. To learn more about AG&E, visit www.age-se.com.

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