BROWN Engineering Company
Brown Engineering Company


Brown Engineering provides a full range of professional structural engineering services. We specialize in the design and analysis of new buildings in both the industrial and commercial sectors and retrofit design of existing buildings. Our engineers are experienced in design of a diverse range of structures in steel, concrete, masonry and timber. We also advise on refurbishment, restoration and repair of existing buildings.

We utilize finite element analysis and other industry standard software systems for structural design.

Brown offers a full range of structural engineering services, including but not limited to:

  • Deep and shallow foundation design.
  • Structures (Steel, Masonry, Timber and Concrete)
  • Code analysis.
  • Retaining wall design.
  • Renovations of existing structures.
  • Concrete falsework design.
  • Material handling support systems.
  • Tunnel design.
  • Steel tank and tank support.
  • Structural assessments and condition evaluations of existing structures.
  • Design of temporary shoring and bracing for contractors.
  • Stack design.

Our projects include:


Government Buildings:

  • City of Indianola, City Hall, Indianola, IA
  • City of Norwalk, City Hall, Norwalk, IA
  • City of Truro, City Hall, Truro, IA
  • Iowa State University, Office Building, Ames, IA
  • University of Northern Iowa, Office Building, Cedar Falls, IA
  • Veterans Administration Medical Center, Elevator, Knoxville, IA
  • High School Addition, North Iowa School District, Buffalo Center, IA

Commercial Buildings:

  • Rural Electric Cooperative Headquarter Buildings
  • Benton County Electric Cooperative Association, Vinton, IA
  • Buena Vista County REC, Storm Lake, IA
  • Buchanan County REC, Independence, IA
  • Greene County REC, Jefferson, IA
  • Guthrie County REC Association, Guthrie Center, IA
  • Hancock County REC, Garner, IA
  • Hardin County REC, IA Falls, IA
  • Linn County REC, Marion, IA
  • Lyon County REC, Rock Rapids, IA
  • Maquoketa Valley REC, Anamosa, IA
  • Monona County REC, Onawa, IA
  • Plymouth Electric Cooperative Association, LeMars, IA
  • Pocahontas REC, Pocahontas, IA
  • Sac County REC, Sac City, IA
  • Sioux Electric Cooperative, Orange City, IA
  • T.I.P. REC, Brooklyn, IA
  • IA Association of REC's, Des Moines, IA
  • IA Lutheran Hospital, Pathology Laboratory, Des Moines, IA
  • Lamberts, Inc., Car Show Room, Des Moines, IA
  • Farmers Grain Association, Office Building
  • Greene County REC, Service Building, Jefferson, IA
  • Pella Cooperative Electrical Association, Maintenance Building, Pella, IA


  • Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, Control Room, Des Moines, IA
  • Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, Coal Fired Boiler Plant, Decatur, IL
  • Simpson College, Women's Library, Indianola, IA
  • American Legion Hall, Jefferson, IA
  • First Methodist Church, Newton, IA
  • First Methodist Church, Pleasantville, IA
  • First Methodist Church, Perry, IA
  • First Baptist Church, Indianola, IA
  • Kemin Industries, Laboratory, Des Moines, IA
  • Royal View Manor, Apartment High Rise, Des Moines, IA

Industrial Buildings:

  • Schlegel-Keokuk Division, Building Addition, Keokuk, IA
  • IA Limestone Company, Process Buildings, Alden, IA
  • Archer Daniels Midland, Process Building, Des Moines, IA
  • Poweshiek County, Municipal Solid Waste Transfer Station, Montezuma, IA
  • American National Can Company, Warehouse and Process Plant, Des Moines, IA
  • The Maytag Company, Manufacturing Plant, Newton, IA
  • Schlegel-Keokuk Division, Manufacturing Plant, Keokuk, IA
  • Cargill, Inc., Process Plant, Des Moines and Eddyville, IA

Industrial Buildings

  • Cargill, Inc., Coal Fired Boiler and Cogeneration Plant, Eddyville, IA
  • Cargill, Inc., Coal Fired Boiler and Cogeneration Plant, Memphis, TN
  • Cargill, Inc., Coal Fired Boiler Plant, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • American Crystal Sugar, 13.3 MW Cogeneration Plant, Hillsboro, ND
  • Penick & Ford, Ltd., Gas Oil Boiler Plant, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Iowa State University, Cogeneration Plant, Ames, IA
  • University of Northern Iowa, Power Plant, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • City of Pella, Coal Fired Boiler Plant, Pella, IA
  • University of Indiana, Coal Fired Boiler Plant, Bloomington, IN
  • Grinnell College, Heating Plant, Grinnell, IA
  • Woodward State Hospital, Coal Fired Boiler Plant, Woodward, IA
  • Central IA Power Cooperative, Coal Fired Power Plant, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • City of Pella, Water Treatment Plant, Pella, IA
  • Iowa State Fair Board, Switchgear Building, Des Moines, IA


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