Dick Martter
Richard P. Martter, P. E.
Founder and President

Strand Systems Engineering, Inc. (S2E) is a structural design company located in Dallas, TX.  Operating since 1979, the firm originally specialized in the use of post-tensioned concrete for the construction of residential foundations.  Since that time, the company's design services have expanded to include other foundation types for both single-family residential and multi-family construction; including conventional wood frame design, light steel construction and energy compliance; the company also offers inspection services.

From the single office in Dallas, the company does design work throughout the country, maintaining engineering licenses in about thirty-five states. Altogether, the company designs over 12,000 single-family residences and 150 multi-family projects each year, making Strand Systems Engineering one of the largest designers of post-tensioned foundations in the United States.

The experienced staff consists of six engineers and thirty-three drafters. Mr. Richard Martter, the founder and president, has nearly forty years of experience in the field of post-tensioning, including design work on the first post-tensioning anchors used in residential construction. For his contributions, Mr. Martter was recently honored as a Fellow of the Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) and as a Legend of Post-Tensioning. The company is also actively involved with the PTI’s Slab-on-Grade Committee, working to integrate continued post-tensioning research into the building codes.

Most recently, Strand Systems Engineering, Inc. has integrated web-based technologies, to facilitate the communication between our office and our clients, including online ordering and plans dissemination. Continued innovations like this allow S2E to provide full-spectrum engineering services through most of the country.

Concrete Design Services

Post Tensioned Foundation Design

Conventional Rebar Design

Carton Form Suspended Slab

Pier and Beam Foundation Design

Basement Design

Concrete Retaining Wall Design

Structural Wood / Steel Design Services


Up to 5 Story Wood Frame Design

Light Steel Frame Design

Lateral Wind Design (Shear Walls)

Ceiling & Rafter Joist Design

Floor System Design & Review

Brick on Wood/Steel Design

Brick Arch Calculations

Truss Review

Inspection Services

Foundation Pre-Pour Inspections

Pier Pre-Pour Inspections

Concrete Pour Inspections

Stressing Inspections

Frame Inspections

Final Grade Inspections

Res-Check Inspections

Specialty Consultations

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