DALLAS – AG&E Associates PLLC (AG&E), a structural engineering firm headquartered in Texas, has acquired Blue Ridge Design Inc. (BRD), a 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, Ph.D., 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 Cleland, 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 Cleland, who founded 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.”  

“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.”  

To learn more about AG&E, visit www.age-se.com.