Favor engineering, PLLC:
Established in 2015 by Craig Favor to be a structural engineering resource to
construction industry professionals.

Offering structural design, peer review, facility assessments, structural forensic investigations, and timely assistance during construction.  The company and these services are founded on Craig’s diverse project experience and reputation as a trusted and practical-minded senior structural engineer.

  Craig M. Favor, PE - Principal

• B.S. – Mechanical Engineering:  NC State (1994)
• M.S. – Civil Engineering (Structures):  Virginia Tech (1997)

  Professional Experience
• 25-years: Industry experience in structural design,
   construction administration and project management

• Structural Design:  $800M+ completed project work

Licensed Professional Engineer:
  VA, NC, SC, MD, WV, FL, TN, PA, IL and KS

• Project Manager:  Up to 40+ project team members
  and $50M+ project budgets

  Certifications & Professional Society Leadership
• Project Management Professional (PMP)
• LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
• OSHA 30-Hour Construction
• ASCE Roanoke Branch | Past President

  Structural Design – Specified Materials & Systems Portfolio
• Structural Steel, Cast-In-Place & Precast Concrete, Masonry
• Stick-Built and Panelized Bearing Wall Systems: Wood & Cold-Formed Steel
• Heavy Timber & Glu-Lam
• Retaining Walls: Concrete & Masonry
• Crane Runways & Industial Shell Buildings, Stairs/Ladders/Platforms
• Shallow Foundation Systems:  In-Situ Soils, Engineered Fill, Rammed Aggregate Piers
• Deep Foundation Systems:  Steel H-Piles, Augercast Piles, Drilled Caissons, Helical & Mini-Piles
• Specialty Foundations:  Manufacturing Equipment, Tanks, Metal Buildings, Athletic Scoreboards
• Hurricane Wind Borne Debris Region & Coastal Flood Zone Provisions

  Structural Investigation & Facility Assessment Portfolio

• Investigation & Repairs
    - Settlement
    - Water Intrusion
    - Brick & Stone Veneer
    - Corrosion

Foundation & Framing Structural Assessments
   - Industrial & Commercial
   - Residential & Multi-Family
   - Historic & Adaptive Re-Use


The design, construction and rehabilitation of building structures can be a complex puzzle to solve. 
The variety of services offered by Fe, PLLC provide the structural engineering expertise to help fit the
pieces together.  From traditional design and construction administration for building projects to assessments of deteriorating or damaged structures, Craig is prepared to provide timely solutions to keep your project moving forward.

  Structural Investigations & Repair
• Foundation settlement
• Termite damage
• Sagging floor/ceiling/roof
• Floor & structural vibration
• Water intrusion & corrosion issues
• Masonry cracking & concrete spalling

  Structural Forensics
• Structural failures
• Construction defects
• Design Issues

  Quality Control & Third Party Peer Review
• Coordination of Structural ->> Architectural,
  MP&E, Civil/Site/Utilities
• Constructability review
• Structural modeling
• Senior engineer perspective
• 24-years of experience with numerous structural
   systems & types of projects

  Structural Design
• New greenfield construction
• Renovations & expansions
• Design/Build partner

  Contractor Pre-Bid & Field Assistance
• Stuctural bid document constructability review
• Develop alternative structural methods
• Solutions for unforeseen conditions

  Structural Property Assessments
• Feasibility studies for renovations & upgrades
• Load capacity verification
• Rooftop equipment additions




• Structural Design
• Quality Control & Third Party Peer Review
• Structural Investigations & Repair


General Contractors

  General Contractors
• Structural Design
• Pre-Bid & Field Assistance
• Design/Build Partner


Facility Managers

  Facility Managers
• Structural Property Assessments
• Structural Design
• Quality Control & Third Party Peer Review


To quote one of Craig’s favorite professors at Virginia Tech:  “How do
you gain experience?  By doing your homework!”  Since 1997, Craig has been ‘doing his homework’ while engaged in the structural design, construction and management of a variety of project types and the assessment of existing facilities.  Seasoned designers and contractors to folks that have never picked up a hammer can bring Craig’s hands-on background and practical solutions to the table to support their upcoming project.

  Assessments & Investigations

• Brick & Stone Veneer Failures

• Concrete Rehabilitation

• Existing Structure Load Capacity Assessments

• Water Intrusion and Corrosion

• Termite Damage Assessments

• Foundation Settlement & Structural Cracking

• Parking Structure Spandrel Failure Investigation



• Steel Mill and Manufacturing Facilities:

• Feasibility Studies & Rehabilitation Projects

• Equipment & Overhead Crane Additions

• Stairs, Ladders & Platforms

• New Pre-Engineered Building Foundations


  Commercial & Municipal

• Office Buildings – New, Additions & Renovations

• City Library Renovations


  Higher Education

• Community Colleges & Universities in TN and VA:

  – Classroom & Research Buildings

  – Library & Student Union Renovations



• Medical Office Buildings

• New Hospital Facilities

• Veterans Administration Expansions & Renovations


  Project Management (PMP Certification)

• Electric Utility Transmission Project Management

• Construction Administrator – New $50M CCRC

  Adaptive Re-Use & Major Renovations

• High School Conversion to Senior Living Facility

• Historic Hotel Conversion to Senior Living Facility

• University Classroom Building Major Renovations

• Senior Living Occupancy Conversions & Renovations



• County Courthouse Renovation

• Bell Tower Assessment & Repair

• Signage Assessment & Rehabilitation


  Senior Living

• Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC’s)

• Independent Living Apartments

• Assisted Living & Nursing Facilities

• Dining/Pool & Wellness Additions and Renovations

• Single Family & Duplex Residences

• Mixed Occupancy Facilities


  Landscape + Site

• Footbridges, Decks & Shelters

• Plazas, Ramps & Terrace Steps

• Site Retaining Walls & Utility Vaults



• New Parking Decks

• New Parking Below Mixed-Occupancy Structures

Project experience listed above includes work during employment at other firms from 1997-2015.


Favor engineering, PLLC, a structural engineering consulting firm, was formed in July 2015 in downtown Roanoke, Virginia by Craig Favor as Owner, Principal and Structural Engineer.  Academic studies at NC State (BS-Mechanical Engineering ’94) and Virginia Tech (MS-Civil Engineering/Structures ’97) combined with hands-on residential repair and renovation experience provided the foundation to launch Craig’s career as a structural engineer in 1997.

Craig cultivated a diverse background of project experience across numerous industry sectors while employed at a structural engineering consulting firm and a multi-discipline architectural/engineering company.

With a structural design, construction administration, and project management portfolio totaling over $800M in constructed work, utilizing a wide variety of structural systems and materials, Craig developed his reputation as a trusted resource to clients and colleagues.

Since 2004, Roanoke  has been home to Craig and his wife, Helen, where their family enjoys the quality of life and many outdoor recreation opportunities this beautiful part of the country has to offer.

A hands-on structural engineering partner providing practical and timely solutions to support your next project.

Office: 1948 Franklin Road SW  |  Suite #102  |  Roanoke, VA  24014
Mailing: PO Box 143  |  Roanoke, VA  24002-0143

Tel:  (540) 491-0780  |  EMAIL US  |  GPS 37.2536216,-79.9505799