Murphy Consulting Engineers is a San Luis Obispo based-firm offering the highest-quality structural engineering. We pride ourselves on being collaborative team players with a customer-oriented attitude.
We offer a wide range of engineering consulting services, with an emphasis on structural and civil engineering for wineries and commercial applications. Our completed projects span California, including commercial winery projects; proprietary solar racking and system solutions; water retention / treatment facilities; retaining walls; and foundations and bridges.
From analysis and design to peer review, we are a full-service solution for your structural and civil projects. We pride ourselves on efficiency, collaboration, and producing concise products that are easy to follow and are delivered on-time and on-budget. We understand that working as a collaborative part of your team is as crucial to your project’s success as the superior engineering that we deliver.
HIGH-QUALITY STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING DELIVERED WITH A CUSTOMER-ORIENTED ATTITUDE.
Photo: Derby Wine Estates. Source: Matthew Anderson Photography
Murphy Structural Engineers offers a variety of engineering consulting services to help clients complete all types of projects:
Seismic upgrade and retrofit
Plan and peer review
Photo: Scheid Vineyards, Catwalk Stairs Project
Source: Hank's Welding Service
Murphy Structural Engineers, Inc. is a San Luis Obispo based-firm offering quality structural engineering. We pride ourselves on being collaborative team players with a customer-oriented attitude.
We offer a wide range of engineering consulting services, with an emphasis on structural engineering for wineries and commercial applications. Our completed projects span California, including commercial winery projects; industrial structures and equipment support; water retention / treatment facilities; retaining walls; foundations and bridges; and solar racking and installation design.
From analysis and design to construction administration and value engineering, we are a full-service solution for your structural projects. We pride ourselves on efficiency, collaboration, and producing concise products that are easy to follow and are delivered on-time and on-budget. We understand that working as a collaborative part of your team is as crucial to your project’s success as the quality engineering that we deliver.
Structural Engineering Specialties
Building design, catwalks, equipment support, tanks, solar, retaining walls, bridges
Water retention and treatment facilities, catwalks, equipment support, tanks, solar, retaining walls, bridges
Building design, tenant improvements, solar, retaining walls, bridges
Building design, residential remodel, solar, retaining walls, bridges
Stahl Hall Mental Health Ward (SLO County Jail): Existing concrete building modifications
Sheriff’s Jail Modifications (SLO County Jail): Existing masonry building modifications
SFPUC Plant Upgrades: Various concrete structure modifications
Derby Winery: Adaptive Re-use
Bass Medical: Multi-phase multi-campus tenant improvements
Dangermond Preserve: Building stock repair and revitalization
Nativity Church Campus Improvements:
Cal Poly Vista Grande Café: Construction administration and structural design
Cal Poly Baseball Clubhouse: Construction administration and structural design
First Steps Homeless Center: City of Paso Robles
Sierra Energy Plant Fort Hunter Liggett: Plant modifications
SLO County Courthouse: Elevator Hoist Beam
Los Osos Community Park: Site Improvements
Coca-Cola North American Plant: Multi-phase structural improvements
Building inventory renovations and rehabilitation
Consulted on various phases of improvements to the San Francisco’s southeast wastewater treatment plant
Multi-phase structural design of large pipe support systems throughout and around the plant
Structural design of a 380,000-gallon cast-in-place concrete underground storage tank, and a cast-in-place concrete tertiary water treatment plant with a capacity of 30,000-GPD.
Chris Murphy, SE, Founder and
Chris Murphy is the principal owner of Murphy Structural Engineers, Inc. He has more than 17 years of experience working on structural and civil engineering projects throughout California, for companies that include the Nature Conservancy, Cal Poly, Facebook, Coca-Cola, County of San Luis Obispo, City of Pismo Beach, Cambrian Innovations, and dozens of wineries and breweries throughout California.
Chris obtained his Bachelors's and Master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly, with an emphasis on structural analysis and geotechnical engineering. He later went on to obtain his California Professional Engineering and Structural Engineering licenses.
For several years, Chris has taught engineering courses at Cal Poly in the areas of mechanics, materials, reinforced concrete design, civil engineering principals, and statics. He prepared students for their subsequent classes and future careers by demonstrating practical applications based on theory.
During this time, he became passionate and involved with Cal Poly’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) program as a mentor and lead engineer. Chris volunteered much of his free time helping students build life-changing facilities such as hospitals and elementary schools in Nicaragua.
Chris is well connected throughout the community on the Central Coast and has too many interests and talents to list. He is married to his wife, Yukie, and lives in San Luis Obispo with their two kids. Rounding out their family are two cats, five chickens, and a small home brewery in the garage.
CA Professional Engineering License #73750
CA Structural Engineering License #6150
Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC), Member
American Concrete Institute (ACI), Member
American Institute for Steel Construction (AISC), Member
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Member
Cal Poly Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Industrial Partner/Sponsor
SLO Food Bank, Supporter
Engineers Without Boarders (Cal Poly), Lead Engineer and Mentor
Bike SLO County, Supporter
Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers (3CMB), Trail Crew Leader
Photo: Crew leader Chris Murphy (second from left) with volunteers at 2016 Montana de Oro, Superbowl Sunday Trail Work Day, Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers (3CMB)
Photo: Derby Wine Estates. Source: Matthew Anderson Photography
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