Engineering & Design

    Engineering & Design

      Engineering & Design

        Engineering & Design

          Engineering & Design

            Powerful Problem-Solving. Impactful Results.

            Since our inception in 1976, Cannon has provided world-class engineering and design services to our clients. We’ve built our reputation on taking great care in providing reliable, responsive solutions for projects both large and small.

            Over our decades of experience—encompassing thousands of successful projects—we’ve developed a keen understanding of what it takes to develop solutions that are both innovative and cost-effective, while delivering successful outcomes from day one to decades later.

            Civil Engineering

            With decades of experience designing successful civil engineering projects, we understand the conditions, challenges, and opportunities that our clients face. Our civil engineers have a broad range of technical expertise as well as a drive to provide Reliable Responsive Solutions. From feasibility studies to master planning, to cost estimating and bid support, our civil engineering team provides the appropriate level of support to fit your project needs.

            • Facility Design and Evaluations
            • Feasibility Studies
            • Condition Assessments
            • Grading and Drainage / Flood Control
            • Bank and Shore Protection
            • Capital Improvement Program Development
            • Drainage Studies and Reports
            • Infrastructure Planning and Design
            • Utility Design
            • Lift Station Design
            • ADA Compliance
            • Low Impact Development (LID)
            • Multimodal Design
            • Master Planning and Modeling
            • Permitting and Regulatory Support
            • Pump / Booster Station and Pipeline Design
            • Sewage Collection, Treatment, and Disposal Design
            • Sewer System Management Plans
            • Storm Water Quality
            • Stormwater and Floodplain Management
            • Urban Water Management Plans
            • Water Supply and Distribution
            • Contract Documents and Specifications
            • Bid and Procurement Support
            • Operations and Maintenance Studies
            • Cost Estimating

            Certifications & Technical Alliances
            • USGBC LEED Certification
            • ISI ENV SP (Envision™ Sustainability Professional)
            • Environmental Certification
            • Master Modeling
            • CASQA QSD / QSP
            • NAACP NASCO
            • CRWA Preferred Provider
            Electrical Engineering

            Cannon’s electrical engineers offer a wide range of services for public infrastructure, development, and industrial applications. From project start to finish, we leave no stone unturned in our efforts to deliver elegant solutions that meet our clients’ needs. Our electrical engineers are licensed in multiple states, members of IEEE, follow current codes and standards, and are proficient with permitting through regulatory agencies.

            • Master Planning
            • Low and Medium Voltage Distribution Systems Design
            • Power Systems Analysis and Modeling
            • Arc Flash Analysis
            • Recloser Studies
            • Motor Control Systems
            • Emergency Backup Solar / Generator Power Systems
            • Plan Check
            • Electrical Specifications
            • Cost Estimates
            • Bid Assistance
            • On-Site Observation
            • Record Drawings
            • O&M Manual Review
            Forensic Engineering

            At Cannon, we apply widely used and accepted scientific and engineering principles to conduct thorough investigations. Our engineers are experts in evaluating claims related to water laterals, failing water lines, building failures, insurance disputes, construction defect litigation support, and structural defects.



            • Original Design Evaluations
            • Investigation Plan Development
            • Condition Documentation and Investigations


            • In-Place Material Testing Coordination
            • Independent System Testing
            • Finite Element Computer Modeling


            • Failure Causes Analysis
            • Minimum Performance Requirements Determination
            • Damaged / As-Constructed Capacities Calculation
            • Capacities to Performance Requirements Comparison
            • Required System Repair Scoping
            • Expert Witness
            • Repair Cost Pricing
            • Mediations Participation
            • Exhibits for Testimony
            • Expert Testimony
            Mechanical / Process Engineering & Piping Design

            Our team of licensed engineers and piping designers bring value and a track record of performance to your facility upgrades. We provide comprehensive solutions with safety and reliability in mind, from project scoping and feasibility through start-up and commissioning.

            • Scope Development and Feasibility Analysis
            • Capacity and Expansion Evaluations
            • Mechanical Equipment Design and Specification
            • Facility Layout Design
            • Piping System Design and 3D Modeling
            • Cost Estimating Support
            • Permitting and Regulatory Support
            • Bid and Procurement Support
            • Pipeline Integrity Programs
            • Smart-Pig Planning, Coordination, and Review
            • Inspection and Leak Detection
            • Construction Administration and Field Engineering
            • Green House Gas (GHG) Monitoring and Reduction
            • Startup, Commissioning, and Testing Support
            • Record Drawings and Close-out Support
            • Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID) Development
            • Process Flow Diagram (PFD) and Heat and Material Balance (HMB) Development
            • Management of Change (MOC) and Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)
            • Construction Drawing Development (Piping Plans / Elevations / Details, Isometric Drawings, Bill of Material)

            Software Capabilities
            • AutoCAD Plant 3D
            • AVEVA™ E3D / P&ID / Engineering
            • CADWorx®
            • AutoCAD
            Structural Engineering

            Cannon’s structural team has a thorough knowledge in the design of buildings using concrete, steel, masonry, wood, aluminum, and composite materials. We pride ourselves in our ability to work closely with you to provide the most cost-effective solutions that meet the performance and life safety needs for your project.


            Existing Structures

            • As-Built Drawings
            • Evaluation and Assessment
            • Tenant Improvement
            • Repair designs for damaged or deficient structures
            • Pile and pier cap condition surveys
            • Capacity Based Design
            • ASCE 41 Seismic Retrofits

            New Structures

            • Retaining Walls and Site Structures
            • Deep Foundation Systems
            • Masonry and Tilt-Up Concrete Structures
            • Single and Multi-Family Residential
            • Aerospace and Aviation Infrastructure
            • Defense Facilities
            • Water Tanks and Pump Buildings
            • Public and Recreational Facilities
            • Vehicular and Pedestrian Bridges