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Structural Engineers of The Black Hills and Great Plains

Albertson Engineering Inc. has provided award-winning structural engineering solutions to design professionals, contractors, and private owners throughout the Black Hills and Great Plains since 1999. With 9 licensed professional engineers, 1 EIT, and a staff of over 20, we can help with projects of any size. From our beginnings as a small office in Rapid City with one engineer and one drafter, we have grown to have three office locations with projects in over a dozen states.

Offices in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, and Winner, SD.

Registered in 15 States: South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Missouri, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and Georgia


Albertson Engineering provides complete structural design services for structures of all types and sizes. We know our region. We know the design challenges of our area, and we know the contractors. The wind loads, snow loads, and varied soils are real challenges in our area, and we have the expertise to design structures that will stand up to our environment.

We work closely with our clients from the very beginning of design through the end of construction to see our projects are completed to our clients’ expectations. 


Albertson Engineering has received multiple awards for its designs and staff. The South Dakota Engineering Society has recognized Albertson Engineering multiple times for being part of the design team of their project of the year, including recently giving this honor to the Arc of Dreams, a monumental stainless-steel arc-shaped sculpture spanning the Big Sioux River in Sioux Falls. Recently, the South Dakota Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) recognized Dignity of Earth and Sky, a 50-ft sculpture of a Native American woman overlooking the Missouri River in Chamberlin, SD, with the prestigious Champion of Architects Award. 


Our seasoned staff has the knowledge and experience to investigate and analyze existing structures to identify structural engineering issues and recommend repairs. When structural issues arise, we  pinpoint the what, why, and how. What caused the damage?  Why is the damage occurring?  How did it happen?  After answering these questions, AEI assists with determining the most economical and safe course of repair or action. We use technology such as ground-penetrating radar (GPR) to identify underlying conditions, and we can assist with regular monitoring of existing conditions.