Current News:

Historic Preservation

Calder Richards is recognized by Utah’s State Historic Preservation Office and Preservation Utah as a recommended structural engineering consultant for the preservation, renovation, stabilization, and adaptive re-use of historic and other older building structures.
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Contact: Jonathan (JR) Richards 801.466.1699 or email at

In Response to COVID-19 and Recent Earthquakes

The proverbial ox may be in the mire; but, as structural engineers, we know how to define problems, analyze options, and provide solutions. In one day, we managed the impact of the earthquake (no phones or internet), helped clients evaluate the stability of their buildings, and implemented office-wide COVID-19 protocols for telecommuting. This test truly challenged our chops and demonstrated how skilled and resourceful people can be when faced with adversity.

Farmington HS Wins Award of Merit

Farmington High School has won an Award of Merit K-12 as part of ENR Mountain States 2019 Best Projects Competition. We're honored to be recognized along with the rest of the amazing team who made this project happen!

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Shank Lloyd Right

In anticipation of our upcoming annual Shank Lloyd Right Architect's Shootout, we wanted to share some photos from 2018! This golf tournament has always been a highlight for us over the years, so we're very excited to be doing it for the 9th time!

Reaching New Heights

Working with an extraordinary team that included VCBO Architects and Hughes General Contractors on the new Alta High School Performing Arts Center, Calder Richards engineered a tilt-up concrete system with panels ranging in height from 55 to 75 feet. The panels, varying in weight from 100,000 to 130,000 lbs., saved Canyons School District over $500,000 while meeting a challenging construction schedule.

Escalating construction costs and a tight design window required engineering the auditorium's supporting walls with tilt panels taller than ever had been done before in Utah!