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Since joining KC Engineering in 2012, Derek has developed a wealth of experience in engineering design, project management and construction oversite in various types and sizes of structural design projects. Areas of expertise include structural steel design, concrete slipform, concrete tilt panels and masonry structures in addition to special wind and seismic requirements. He became a Principal Engineer and partner with Eric and Jason in 2019.

Derek is a dedicated engineering professional who understands the culture and values important to clients. He is a registered Professional Engineer and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Derek is married and has three children. In his free time, he enjoys following the Iowa State Cyclones, South Dakota State Jackrabbits and Minnesota Vikings.

What do you like about working at KC Engineering?

KC Engineering provides a great environment for learning and growing as an engineer, promoting innovation guided by experience.

Derek Matthies

Principal and Vice President

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  • Master of Science in Structural Engineering from Iowa State University in 2012
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from South Dakota State University in 2010

Licensed in the following states:
  • Civil Engineer –Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee
  • Structural Engineer – Arizona, Nebraska, Oklahoma
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