Nolan Engineering, PLLC was established in 2006 in Schenectady, NY with the purpose of providing structural design, construction drawings, consulting, and inspection services. Since 2006, Nolan Engineering has experienced steady growth and built relationships with many construction firms who send continuous referrals. Nolan Engineering provides many design services including, but not limited to:
- New commercial building designs
- Existing commercial building renovations, retrofits, change of use, expansions
- Office-fits ups
- Steel design and shop drawings
- Foundation design
- Retaining wall design
- Site planning
- Commercial and residential septic system design
- Code review
- Structural inspections, forensics, expert witness
- Review and certification of plans by others
Nolan Engineering employs full-time Engineers, Architects, designers, and support staff. We have Engineers who are licensed in NY, CT, DE and CO. Our Engineers have diverse backgrounds and expertise in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, City Planning and Aeronautical Engineering. We have a full-time staff of dedicated designer/drafters with years for experience in AutoCAD and Chief Architect. Nolan Engineering has experience in the following areas:
- Wood design and construction
- Steel design and construction
- Cold Form (Light Gauge) steel design and construction
- Concrete design and construction
- Commercial and Residential building codes
- Energy codes
- Septic design and construction
In 2020, our company completed roughly 1,200 individual jobs of various sizes and we are on track to beat that record this year. Our company has performed thousands of structural inspections and designed hundreds of structures over the past 15 years.
Nolan Engineering is also the designer and supplier of structural repair products such as the Insta-Footing and Joist Repair Kit (www.nolanstructuralproducts.com), which are also available at local Curtis Lumber stores. Our products provide state-of-the-art methods of repair which require a fraction of the time and cost when compared the current, standard methods.
Nolan Engineering strives to meet our client’s deadlines and is excellent at being available to tackle any problems that arise on site in a timely manner. Using our experience in solving many structural problems over the years, Nolan Engineering provides innovative and cost-effective engineering solutions to save our customer as much time and money as possible
Meet Our Team
Rich Nolan, PE
Rich is a licensed structural engineer with 17 years engineering experience. He holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Engineering from RPI and was employed by Knolls Atomic Power Lab for 8 years before starting Nolan Engineering. Rich is a member of the American Wood Council and the American Concrete Institute. He has 2 children.
Jason Singer, RA
Jason is a registered architect with 20 years experience. He holds a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He spent 10 years in Portland, Oregon, working on many office tenant fit-ups, new high-rise office buildings and mixed-use residential towers, banks and retail projects. Coming back east, Jason focused on healthcare architecture in the Hudson Valley, designing new medical office buildings and medical office fit-ups, before moving down to Philadelphia, where he grew up. His work in Philadelphia mostly focused on multi-family residential construction along with restaurant and retail projects. Jason has settled in Saratoga County with his wife and children. He enjoys exploring what the Captal and Adirondack Regions have to offer, and traveling to spend time with family in Vermont.
Senior Forensic Analyst
John has over thirty years in the property insurance industry utilizing his unique background experience in various aspects of the property failure analysis and construction/restoration industries within the insurance community. John’s experience can be utilized for structural investigations and failure determinations. John can recommend proper repair procedures for losses and prepare damage or competitive estimates. In addition, he is frequently asked to be a party in the appraisal process as identified in an insurance policy.
John has received his degree in Civil Engineering and is continuing to pursue his Professional Engineering designation. He is also a member of the New Salem Volunteer Fire Department.
Director of Operations
Jocelyn holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from The Sage Colleges. She is also a New York State certified Notary Public. Additionally, Jocelyn works as the Administrative Director and serves as the Secretary of the Board of Directors for Mohawk Valley Collective, Inc. She has 2 daughters and 2 English Shepherds who take up the majority of her free time, but she enjoys gardening, entertaining guests, and attending local live music events.
Brian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Structural Engineering from University of California San Diego. Prior to joining the Nolan Engineering team, Brian worked for The Consulting Engineers Group in Murrieta, California, where he designed structural pre-stressed concrete for commercial construction. Outside of work, he enjoys spekding his time outdoors, from snowboarding to rock-climbing.
Sajjad Sayyar Roundsari, Ph. D.
Sajjad has a Ph.D. with concentration of Structural Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University. He also holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Structural and Civil Engineering, respectively. Sajjad has more than six years of experience in structural design and analysis for residential, commercial, and industrial structures. In addition, he also hass expertise in forensic engineering of structures and infrastructures. He recently moved to NY to pursue his professional career. During his leisure time, he reads books and articles.
Product Sales Manager
Brad was born in Lake Placid and currently resides in Palatine Bridge. Brad’s background involves sales, management, and environmental assessments. He spent 12 years working as the general manager for Empire Wine, 9 years working as the Albany regional manager for Envirotech selling and providing environmental services, and 2 years as the owner and CEO of Albany Environmental. Brad joined the Nolan Engineering team as the Product Sales Manager in June of 2020 and is helping to expand our product line and availability. In his free time, Brad enjoys spending time with his dogs, hiking, making home improvements, and enjoying live music across the capital region.
Steve After 4 years of active duty in the Army, Steve settled in the Pacific Northwest to attend school, getting his AAS in Drafting and Design Technology while continuing his Army career in the Reserves. His early experience involved design and installation of fire sprinkler systems, working for Patriot Fire Protection in Portland Oregon. Upon moving to New York in 1998, he began drafting for local firms specializing in commercial projects such as high schools, libraries, and municipal centers. Realizing his desire to do more residential projects, he worked for Lincoln Logs in Chestertown, NY until its demise in 2008 and as proprietor of JGS Drafting in South Glens Falls. Before coming to Nolan Engineering, Steve worked as the drafting manager and lead designer for Eric & Eric, a design/build firm in Brant Lake, for 9 years and served on a local planning board for 6 years.
Outside of work, Steve and his wife enjoy multi-day backpacking trips, hiking, and traveling on a budget.
Collin is a recent graduate from Clarkson University, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Prior to joining the Nolan Engineering team, Collin worked as an intern in the design group for the NYS Department of Transportation. He has settled in Saratoga Springs to begin his engineering career and is excited to get to know the Capital Region and experience all it has to offer.
Certified Professional Inspector
Ryan is a licensed home inspector with a background in pest and nuisance wildlife management. Ryan is a NACHI-certified home inspector and holds Associates degrees in Drafting and Industrial Technology and Humanities. Originally from Poughkeepsie, NY, Ryan moved to Schenectady in 2012 and has lived there since. His background in pest management gave him the attention to detail and knowledge needed to perform within the field of home inspection. Outside of work, Ryan is an avid reader and amateur fish keeper.
Jeromey holds a AAS degree in drafting and design technology with over 10 years experience in residential construction. He was a 3rd generation residential contractor that owned and operated his own company. He holds a ACI tech certification, and Storm Water Site management certification. After graduating with his AAS degree he designed cell tower sites for over three years working with two telecommunication engineering firms in the Capital Region, but his passion for residential construction drove him back to the construction industry. In his spare time he can be found with his wife and kids and riding his motorcycle showing his support for multiple benefits.
Mike attended school in Cambridge Massachusetts where he obtained an Associates Degree in Architectural Drafting and Design. He has over twenty-three years in AutoCad experience and has worked in the construction field for over thirty-five years. Mike also ran his own construction business for twenty-five years. In his free time, Mike likes to vacation on the coast of New Hampshire and Maine, he also likes to spend time with his family and make improvements on his personal residence.
Meghan holds an Associate’s degree in Environmental Studies from SUNY Cobleskill. She has been working in customer service for over ten years. Prior to joining the Nolan Engineering team, she was a receptionist for A.L. Hofaker insurance agency. Meghan’s hobbies include drawing, painting, fishing and hiking. She has two rescue cats from the Animal Protection Foundation, and enjoys taking care of the office fish tank.