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We are a structural engineering firm that provides architects, home builders, designers, and developers with engineering excellence, quick turn-around, and reliable results using our ACUTE System for Streamlined Structures™.

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For over 20 years, Acute Engineering has led the industry in structural engineering for light-frame construction projects. We remain committed to growing with our clients and have expanded from a handful of employees to a staff of more than 75, working in and servicing the Western United States. Our growth and size translate into a reputation of unparalleled responsiveness, timely turnaround, and clean engineered drawings.

As part of our growth strategy, we’re excited to announce the acquisition of Dynamic Structures by Acute Engineering. Dynamic Structures is a premier structural engineering firm, providing services for custom homes and commercial structures throughout Utah for over two decades. The owner, Jay Adams, and his team are experienced in a wide range of project types and will bring that experience of diverse projects into Acute Engineering.

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Structural Engineering Services Provider

Specializing in light frame construction, our focus is high-volume residential construction, with additional support for commercial projects.

Established in 2002, Acute Engineering is one of the premier light frame construction engineering firms in Utah. With an office located between BYU and UVU, we draw on some of the best talent in the fields of drafting and structural engineering. Our constantly-improving tools, programs, and procedures help us offer very competitive pricing while maintaining quick turnarounds.

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Production Homes

Our engineering and drafting tools are developed around residential engineering. We understand the production home industry, the speed and responsiveness that is required. Whether you have one plan, a dozens different plans, building in one location or dozens different locations, we are able to work with you.  We provide engineering that will be cost effective and code compliant. We engineer for multiple pop-out options, unique elevations, roof framing options, garage options, etc. Ask us about our system of base plans and reuses and see how it can save you time and money.

Custom Homes

Whether you are building someone’s dream home in the valley or someone’s vacation home in the mountains, we can provide a cost effective and well thought out product. We have a wide range of experience dealing with large custom homes. Large picture windows, steel frames, deep sports courts, precast panels in the garage, high snow loads – we have seen it before and are confident that we can help you out.


We have worked on a wide range of light framed commercial projects. The commercial projects we have worked on range from fast food buildings to four-story light framed hotels. We also have experience working with masonry structures and pre-fabricated metal building foundations.

Timber Frame

We have worked closely in the past with Brigham Young University and local timber frame manufacturers to better understand wood connections in structural timber frames. Acute Engineering has sponsored projects and thesis by graduate students to gain a more thorough understanding. We are also involved with the Timber Frame Guild to stay at the forefront of timber frame developments.

Why Choose Acute Engineering?

Structural Analysis

In house developed analysis tools allow us to quickly size beams, posts, shear walls, hold-downs, and footings. These tools are tied to our databases which allow us to quickly update information including location, wall heights, square footages, etc. Calculations will be provided in a structural report that will be simple and easy for the building official to review. Our engineers are involved with the Structural Engineers Association of Utah and are constantly studying the code to better provide a product that meets code but also save you time and money.

Quick Turnaround

The home owner just requested some windows changes after construction already started; the foundation guys forgot to install hold-downs; the city is asking for a roof truss submittal review. -- There’s no need to worry! Acute engineering has historically turned around engineering addendum letters addressing field issues within 24 hours.


Automated drafting tools allow our drafters to quickly apply our structural marks and details to your plans. The automated tools ensure that the drawings you get back from us are consistent in look and feel. We have a large library of details that will work for most projects. The details that will be included with your plan will not be a boiler plate of details but instead will be specific to your project.

Competitive Price

We are confident that we can provide a product that is comparable in price to other local engineering firms. We promise that the level of service and the quality of product that you get in return will not be matched by our competitors.


We take pride in our database and organization. Each project receives a unique project number that quickly allows us to look up your project. We can quickly find your project with just a little bit of information. Having this information at our fingertips allows us to provide answers quickly to field issues.

Great Communication

Every email and phone call will be responded to in a timely manner. Every time you email us a project, you will receive an email response with your project number and a link that will allow you to track the progress of your project.

Here’s What Our Client Say about Us

"Acute Engineering is a master of structural design. They have an engineering system that provides consistent and timely results. Their passion for engineering excellence is evident in all they do. Acute Engineering helps me understand and envision the end product, which, as a result, ensures that my projects are not only functional, but exceptionally designed and aesthetically pleasing as well. They are the most professional and organized engineering firm I've partnered with."

John Phippen,

Harvest Park Homes


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