Carol Drucker, SE, PE, P. Eng, Principal

Carol Drucker is the firm's lead principal structural engineer on a wide variety of connection projects, including commercial, residential, educational, industrial and institutional structures. Her designs have been incorporated into significant buildings throughout the country.

With broad experience in both design and construction of structural systems, her expertise has helped the most complicated structures be designed, detailed, fabricated and erected in a cost effective and efficient manner. She places a high emphasis on quality work that is appreciated by her clients.

Carol is an industry leader in steel connection design. She has earned her reputation by completing a variety of intricate projects. She serves on AISC's TC6 Connection Committee, AISC's TC2 Committee, and AISC's Committee on Specifications. She has published articles and seminars on steel design and is an invited presenter for AISC and SEAOI.


  • BS Civil/Structural Engineering, Purdue University

  • MS Structural Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Professional Associations

  • Structural Engineers Association of Illinois - Board Member

  • Structural Engineers Foundation - Past President

  • American Institute of Steel Construction - TC6 Committee Member, TC2 Committee Member, and Committee on Specifications

  • NCEES - Member

Papers, Publications, and Presentations

  • “16 Rules for Connection Design”, Modern Steel Construction, April 2019

  • “30+ Good Rules of Connection Design: Round 2”, NASCC Steel Conference 2019

  • “Bracing Success with Delegated Connection Design”, NASCC Steel Conference 2019

  • “Delegation and Collaboration on Connections”, NASCC Steel Conference 2018

  • “Stiffeners, Doublers - Oh My!”, NASCC Steel Conference 2018

  • Secrets of the Manual”, NASCC Steel Conference 2017

  • The Splice is Right”, NASCC Steel Conference 2017

  • “Complex Problems to Simple Solutions”, NASCC Steel Conference 2016

  • What’s Cool in Steel”, Modern Steel Construction, August 2016

  • The Splice is Right”, Modern Steel Construction, March 2016

  • Load Path”, NASCC Steel Conference 2015, 2014

  • On the Right Path”, Modern Steel Construction, November 2014

  • Doing it for years so it must be O.K.”, NASCC Steel Conference 2012

  • Do’s and Don’ts”, NASCC Steel Conference 2010

  • 30 Good Rules for Connection Design”, Modern Steel Construction, May 2004

  • Using Spreadsheets for Steel Design”, Modern Steel Construction, March 1999