Doug Nagel | PE

Senior Associate / Senior Structural Engineer

"I appreciate that VAA produces thoughtful work because we genuinely care about our clients – both as people and in terms of how a project contributes to the future of their business.”

As a player and coach of VAA’s softball team since 2007, Doug knows a thing or two about teamwork and motivating others. It’s a role, he says, that allows him to connect personally with colleagues and foster teamwork that positively impacts the business day.

Putting in the effort to develop equal strengths in steel and concrete structural design, Doug’s agribusiness project work focuses on designing grain storage silos, building and non-building structures in seismic zones and evaluations of equipment replacements and retrofits. Earning his role as a Senior Associate, his technical and drawing preparation skills allow him to provide clients with designs that are accurate and drawings easy to understand in the field.

Doug also serves the engineering community as an associate member of the ACI Committee 313. The group produces resources outlining engineering design and construction requirements for concrete bins and silos. Doug finds the role fulfilling as an opportunity to learn from industry experts and share the knowledge he has gained throughout his career.