Learn how we became an industry icon known for client service and design quality.

Firm Profile

Dally + Associates is a structural and civil engineering firm founded in 1993 as ASA Consulting Engineers. We collaborate with architects, consultants, contractors, and developers to develop structures for institutional, commercial, healthcare, and government buildings. Our design approach simultaneously addresses:

  • Creativity, with out-of-the-box ideas to accomplish owners’ needs and architects’ aesthetic goals.
  • Buildability, with technically superb plans that optimize construction sequencing.
  • Flexibility to accommodate future expansion.
  • Sustainability, including LEED certification initiatives.
  • Schedule and budget constraints.

Our extensive knowledge of structural and civil systems yields strong structures and includes various project delivery methods including traditional design-bid-build, construction manager at risk, and design-build.  We are committed to effectively communicating with our clients to forge creative ideas, innovative solutions, and efficient designs that are cost effective, allow ease of construction, work seamlessly with other systems, and help keep the project on schedule and within budget.

Dally + Associates is a firm of 30+ people. We are licensed in 24 states and are certified by the City of Houston as an MBE and DBE, by the State of Texas as a HUB and by the Port of Houston Authority and Metropolitan Transit Authority as an SBE.



Exceptional Client Service + Quality Assurance / Quality Control


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Technology & BIM

Dally + Associates has made a substantial commitment to technology, which facilitates our ability to design structures that work seamlessly with all other building systems. Building Information Modeling (BIM) enhances our engagement with other firms in the design and construction process. We use a combination of the following software:

  • REVIT Structure
  • ETABS, Extended 3D Analysis of Building Systems
  • RAM structural systems
  • RISA-3D
  • SAFE, for concrete floors and foundations

We use BIM early in the design process to explore design innovation and check for conflicts with other systems. BIM’s 3D images allow us to more readily convey structural concepts to clients. BIM also facilitates material quantity takeoffs for budgeting purposes. In document phases, BIM helps us identify construction packages that optimally sequence construction. This powerful tool exports seamlessly to subcontractor software for shop drawings. All resulting in minimizing costly change orders and project delays.


We work hard but we also enjoy having fun with our team and our clients. Here are some snapshots from recent events.



Fred Dally, P.E.
President & CEO
Saad Ahmed, P.E.
Vice President, QA/QC Manager
Rusty Deborde
Vice President
Sarah Orth
Associate Principal
Tony Aligo
Marketing Manager
Brian Ellestad, P.E.
Jorge Galvan, P.E.
Erasmo Morales, P.E.
Sam Ibrahim, P.E.
Lauren Madison
Luis Martinez
Mike Neumann
Carlos Pacas
Civil Engineering Manager
Jason Knesek, P.E., PTOE
Traffic & Transportation Manager - Civil Engineering
Richard Whitaker
BIM Manager
Brian Lawrence
Senior Structural Engineer
Adib Melhem
Senior Structural Engineer