Sally McFadden

Sally McFadden

Oakland, CA, US



Sally A. McFadden

mobile:  415.710.9591


  • Brought seventeen new residential projects to Smith Engineering, three years.
  • Wrote project proposals including scope of services, estimated costs, and project schedules.
  • Coordinated work with municipal agencies, builders, and design professionals such as architects, geotechnical engineers, and independent testing engineers. 
  • Prepared complete structural calculation and drawing sets for permit submittal.
  • Addressed plan check comments issued by local building departments.
  • Responded to RFI and change requests in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Performed site inspections and solved problems in the field, often under pressure.
  • Wrote field reports and final letters.
  • Responsible for meeting project budget and scheduling agreements.
  • Wrote residential structural evaluation letters for prospective buyers. 
  • Developed good ongoing working relationships with clients and colleagues. 


  • Prepared CAD drawings of steering and cooling components of the Synchrotron Ring.
  • Performed hand calculations to determine cooling requirements for design of cooling masks.
  • Participated in clean-room assembly of components.
  • Ordered and tested steel blanks to be machined into components installed on the Synchrotron Ring. 



  • Concrete drilled pier and grade beam foundations
  • Helical piers
  • Concrete cantilevered retaining walls
  • Concrete drilled pier retaining walls
  • Soldier pile retaining walls
  • Tiebacks
  • Slabs on grade
  • Structural slabs
  • Concrete beams
  • Steel Ordinary Moment Frames
  • Steel Concentrically Braced Frames
  • Steel deck pans
  • Light-gauge steel framing
  • Masonry walls with flexible diaphragms
  • Engineered & sawn lumber
  • Fiberglass sections



  • AutoCAD  (currently using 2011)
  • VectorWorks,
  • CadKey

Design & Analysis:

  • StrucCalc
  • Enercalc
  • Fast Frame
  • MatLab
  • Frame Mac


  • Excel
  • Word
  • Power Point
  • Acrobat

BUILDING CODES USED (partial list):

  • 2009 Greenbook
  • 2006 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2007 California Building Code (CBC)
  • 1997 Uniform Building Code
  • 1997 Conservation Code
  • ASCE7-05 
  • ACI 318-05
  • ACI 318-08 
  • AISC 13 
  • AISC 12 
  • 2005 National Design Specifications For Wood (NDS)
  • 1997 NDS


  • Worked periodically in residential and light commercial construction from 1986 through the    present time for a number of general contractors.
  • Familiar with current building practices and comfortable operating a wide variety of tools and equipment.


Smith Engineering, Inc., Oakland, CA, US, Associate Structural Design Engineer

Jun 2008 - current

BHW Engineers, LLC, Larkspur, CA, Structural Design Engineer

Apr 1999 - current

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, CA, US, Student Engineer

May 1992 - Sep 1999


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, BArch, Architectural Engineering

Structural engineering with an emphasis on architectural fluency.

Sep 1993 - Mar 1999

Areas of Specialization 


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