Versatile Structure Design Experience

Our design specialists bring a broad range of expertise in the design and seismic retrofit of buildings, bridges, transportation structures, hydraulic structures, and infrastructure projects, including the full range of earth retaining systems. Our staff is skilled in developing structural projects from conception to final design, while also offering bidding support, construction assistance, and peer review of structural plans.

Services Focused on Client Needs

Our staff has provided engineering support services to water districts, municipalities, private developments, specialty design-build contractors, and various public clients, including state, county, city, and transportation authorities. Whether it involves designing new facilities or retrofitting existing structures, our constant aim is to generate innovative designs that fulfill client objectives and deliver cost-effective outcomes.

Our Structures Services Include

Building Structures

Our staff delivers comprehensive structural design and construction support services to both public and private clients, encompassing a diverse array of project types, such as multi-story commercial buildings, school and church facilities, industrial structures, and retrofitting of existing structural systems.

Transportation Structures

Our team designs and develops contract documents for buried steel and concrete closed-cell culverts, along with cast-in-place and prefabricated three-sided or bottomless arch culverts. Our staff is responsible for the design and integration of appurtenant connection facilities, including aerial ramps, buried tunnels, guideways, and stairways.


Our services encompass design, preparation of contract documents, and construction support for a range of projects, including new structures, replacements, capacity-enhancing widenings, rehabilitation efforts, seismic retrofit strategies, and preventative maintenance for bridges situated within sites constrained by physical, environmental, and right-of-way limitations.

Hydraulic Structures

Our services encompass new design, structural assessment reports, retrofit designs, and construction support. Staff has vast experience with the structural design of hydraulic and liquid containing structures including water and wastewater treatment plants, dam spillways, fish ladders, storm water pump stations, sewer lift stations, hydraulic containment vessels, control buildings, culverts and headwalls, channels, bulkhead walls, and maintenance service platform structures.

Earth Retaining Systems

Our staff possesses extensive experience in various earth retaining structures, including standard cast-in-place reinforced concrete cantilever walls, sheet pile and soldier pile wall systems with or without tiebacks and walers, soil nail and tieback wall systems with architectural facing, mechanically stabilized earth systems, rigid and flexible gravity walls with or without an integral soil reinforcement matrix, secant pile and tangent pile walls, and cement-soil mix walls.


Natomas Corporate Center

Sacramento, California

Wood Rodgers, Inc. provided structural design and construction support services for this 3-story, Class A, office building. Wood Rodgers Structures designed all aspects of this building from the pier foundation to the roof beams. The building includes concrete tilt-up walls with an interior structural steel frame and concrete-filled metal deck floor system, supported on cast-in place piles. Features included an entry canopy and a large architectural curved window wall, that was also designed by Wood Rodgers Structures. The building was modeled with 3D structural analysis software providing a complete analysis design of all the gravity and lateral members. Analysis results were then exported into Revit BIM software to create the final design documents. Wood Rodgers was able to support the architect’s aesthetic vison while also achieving a high standard of safety through this project.