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Structural Engineering Firm

Our Team

Kyle Richardson 

Sr. Structural Engineer

 Kyle has 9+ years of experience with Civil and Structural Engineering at Cramer

Engineering, LLC, in addition to 12+ years of experience in Construction Management/General

Contracting. He received a Construction Engineering degree from The University of Akron and

has an extensive background in structural engineering, inspections, and construction project

management.

His main areas of experience and knowledge are in:

 Project Management, Commercial & Residential Inspections, Pole Barn Engineering/Design, Structural Forensics, Insurance Reports, Bridges, Foundation Engineering/Design, Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings, Drafting/Design work, Structural calculations, and Construction estimating

He has knowledge of the International Building Code, Ohio Building Code, Ohio Residential

Code, ASCE 7, ACI, AISC, and AWS. His hobbies include spending time with his wife and

three kids, fishing, hunting, traveling, and golf. 

Zach Bingam 

Structural Engineer

Zach, EIT (Engineer in training) certified is a Structural engineer with Cramer Engineering LLC. His responsibilities include performing site visits and inspections, writing structural inspection reports, generating calculation sets, plan reviews, and assisting with drafting and detailing.

Zach is a recent graduate of Purdue University in civil engineering with a structures concentration. His studies primarily focused on structural analysis, steel design, and reinforced concrete design.

Interned with American Structurepoint Inc. in the structures group. Assisted with modeling in Revit, detailing, and generating steel design calculations.

Zach's primary interests outside of engineering are reading and Indiana Pacers basketball. 

David J. Bruns

Structural Designer/Draftsman

David is a Structural Designer/Draftsman with Cramer Engineering 

Recent Responsibilities:

Structural Designer/Draftsman with Cramer Engineering, LLC., since 2019 work including job site documentation of existing facilities including site plans, elevation views, foundation plans, section views and other various structural drawings for business facilities, residential structures and recreational facilities. Knowledge of building codes from various States, ADA requirements and drafting standards (including ANSI/ASME Y14).

Other responsibilities include generation of adjudication documentation, customer interfacing and various types of problem solving.

Experience Summary:

Over thirty years of drafting and industrial design experience; primarily focusing on industrial plan layouts, capital equipment design using 2D and 3D applications. Extensive experience with Microsoft Office software. Various computer aided design (CAD) software packages such as AutoCAD, Anvil 1000 & 5000, FastCAD and Hewlett Packard ME-10. Familiarity with FDA requirements for food industry and personal hygiene products. Developed drafting standards for several local manufacturers. Heavily involved in research and development of new industrial equipment.

Credentials:

RETS Electronics Institute Associate Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology

Akron Machining Institute 6-month course in Plastic Mold Design

David and his wife Judy are the proud parents of three adult children and one granddaughter.  The Bruns family have been faithful members of their local church since 1985 and have been involved in various aspects of their church’s ministry; including praise and worship team, Hispanic Church, men’s and women’s prayer, as well as Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.

David’s other interest include, but aren’t limited to songwriting, guitar building and sports writing for a Cleveland Browns fanbase website.

William Heaney Jr.

 Senior Structural Designer/Draftsmen

Recent Responsibilities:

Senior Structural Designer for Cramer Engineering, LLC., Structural Designer since 2013

work including conducting field investigation, research and review of existing customer

drawings to provide design layout and detailing of industrial structures, structural

buildings and heavy industrial machinery to include field construction monitor. Other

duties include construction cost estimates and general inspection of industrial facilities.

Contractor Safety Supervisor responsible for Safety compliance on ArcelorMittal

Cleveland Works BOF/Caster outage.

Responsible for disposition of assets at ArcelorMittal Weirton including oversight of

USW and Contractor personnel.

Safety Coordinator for demolition of an entire Power Plant in Toronto, Ohio including

assisting in the design of safe means to facilitate work in decayed areas.

Structural design work including conducting field investigation, research and review of

existing customer drawings to provide design layout and detailing of industrial structures,

structural buildings and heavy industrial machinery to include field construction monitor.

Other duties include construction cost estimates and general inspection of industrial

facilities.

Experience Summary:

Over 30 years in the following capacities:

Over 17 years with Army Corp of Engineer, as Carpenter, Inspector and

Construction/Project Manager for Military construction projects to include Department of

Dependent School (Pusan Korea), upgrading all training ranges throughout Germany and

several projects’ states side.

Structural Engineering Design/Detailing – Structural steel, concrete and foundation

design, review of shop drawings, detailing of in-field structural steel changes. Responsible for quality control during fabrication and installation structural steel projects.

Instructor of Construction Management for the Corp of Engineers, and Drafting

procedures at Cuyahoga Community College, Construction Technology Course, Phase III.

Credentials:

ArcelorMittal Cleveland “Green Guardian” Training

OSHA 500 Training

AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, Adobe Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course

US Army Corp of Engineer

Advance Noncommissioned Officer Course

Associates Degree in Architectural/Structural Design, Total Technical Institute.

Construction Management – US Army Corp of Engineer

Asbestos Abatement Management - US Army Corp of Engineer 

Rohit Rao Gottimukkula

Structural Engineer

Rohit Rao Gottimukkula, is a recent graduate from Cleveland State University with a Masters in Civil Engineering specializing in structures and foundations (Dec 2021). He has successfully completed Fundamentals of Engineering exam(EIT). Rohit was awarded teaching assistant position during his master’s program for a strength of materials lab. Rohit has completed a couple of internships while obtaining his bachelors in India; One with ACC, limited for 3 months during 2019, was trained on batching, production and quality of a ready mix concrete plant. Second one with the Continental Designers, where he learned and practiced the STAAD Pro tool. Apart from that he has worked on AutoCAD, RISA 2D, ABAQUS, Mathcad, and the Microsoft Office. Rohit was student member of Indian Concrete Institute in 2018-19, went on for couple of workshops and an industrial visit. He is a student member of ACI.

At Cramer Engineering (as a Structural Engineer)

Rohit has had the pleasure to work on Truss analysis, design, and on engineering calculations on Risa2D, reviewing pole barn plans. His responsibilities include performing site visits and inspections, writing structural inspection reports, generating calculation sets, plan reviews, and assisting with drafting and detailing.  

Bob Cramer Sr. 

Senior Construction Consultant 

Bob is licensed general contractor with over 50 years of experience in the construction industry. He also owns his own business, B.C. Construction.

Bob's primary interests outside of construction are enjoying spending time with his family, especially his 14 grandchildren. He also enjoys a good game of golf with his friends and fishing on Lake Erie.  

Sharon Cramer

Executive Assistant

Sharon is the Executive Assistant for Cramer Engineering. She also assists with marketing endeavors for the company as well. She recently retired from the Geauga County Public Library with over 20 years of experience in customer service. Outside of work, Sharon enjoys reading and gardening. She also enjoys quality family time along her children and 14 grandchildren.    

Kimberly Hein 

 Marketing 

Kimberly assists the team with marketing endeavors and connecting with potential new clients.  She holds a bachelor's degree in early childhood education. In her spare time outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 children.

Ross Smoot 

Structural Designer/Draftsman

Ross is a Structural Designer/Draftsman with Cramer Engineering. His 

recent responsibilities include the following:

Structural Designer/Draftsman. Work including job site documentation of existing and new facilities including site plans, elevation views, foundation plans, section views and other various structural drawings for business, residential, and recreational facilities. Keeping all coordination with clients and other respected trades for projects.

Ross' experience includes:

Four years of drafting and structural design experience; primarily focusing on structural building layouts. Experience with Microsoft Office software. Various computer aided design (CAD) software packages such as AutoCAD Architectural, AutoCAD Civil, Revit etc.

Ross graduated from Stark State College with an Associates in Civil Engineering and career enhancement certificates for AutoCAD, Civil/Survey, Civil Survey Drafting, and Construction Material Inspection.

In his free time, he likes to cook and play card games with family and friends. 

Deandra Loza

Business Development Executive

Deandra is the Business Development Executive at Cramer Engineering, LLC. She has a Master of Science of Nursing with an Executive focus. With over 15 years of experience in healthcare along with various leadership roles, she has decided to take on another role in a different field of interest with Cramer Engineering in addition to nursing. Outside of work, she enjoys time with her husband and two children, as well as, spending time with her family and friends.   

Joy Nixon

Administrative Assistant

Joy came to Cramer Engineering in 2018 after retiring from a 25-year career as a respiratory therapist

Her responsibilities include:

Human Resource Tasks

· Invoicing

· Stamping of reviewed plans

· Taking and making phone calls to and from clients

She is a graduate of The Ohio State University as well as North Central State. She holds two degrees, a BS in Education and an AAS in Respiratory Therapy. She is an avid Ohio State Football fan! She enjoys traveling especially to Florida to visit her son and granddaughters there. She also spends a lot of her time with her daughter and two grandchildren in Akron.