St, Cloud/Alexandria, MN (date) – Joe Nicholson, P.E., S.E., has joined Design Tree Engineering and Land Surveying as lead structural engineer. Nicholson has 17 years of experience in structural design of new projects and renovations. He will play a key role in providing structural engineering services to the company’s clients.

Nicholson’s past experience includes structural engineering for healthcare, educational and airport facilities, as well as, retail developments and bridges. His expertise using Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP) to strengthen concrete is very valuable for renovation projects.

“Joe’s wealth of experience helps us realize our company goal of providing structural engineering services,” said Dan Folsom, P. E., company president of Design Tree Engineering. “Adding this discipline better serves our existing clients and markets while expanding opportunities. Taking this exciting venture on with a quality individual like Joe makes it all the more exciting.”

Nicholson holds a B.S.C.E. degree from North Dakota State University, and a master’s degree in structural engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Design Tree Engineering, he was a branch operations manager for a regional engineering consulting firm.

Design Tree Engineering and Land Surveying is a Minnesota based, multi-discipline company offering structural engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering And land surveying services to its clients. The firm has offices in Alexandria and St. Cloud, Minnesota. www.DesignTreeEngineering.com