Company History

After spending 14 years as a General Contractor and builder in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Ricardo Pitts returned to college and earned his degrees in civil and structural engineering. RNS Consulting LLC provides successful structural engineering projects in California, Oregon, Washington and beyond. P. Ricardo Pitts P.E., CEO, expertise lies in the most challenging of projects and education for communities. For those who are unfamiliar with what structural engineering is---it is the science and art of designing and making, with economy and elegance, buildings, bridges, frameworks and other similar structures so that they can safely resist the forces to which they may be subjected. In physics, a force is any influence that causes an object to undergo a certain change, either concerning its movement, direction, or geometrical construction.

Services We Offer:
Home Inspection
Life Safety standards for high wind, snow loads, earthquake, water drainage, landslide, etc
Structural Engineering for structural integrity and Life Safety
Green Design, Environmentally Friendly Design, Eco-Roofs, Hay Bale Design, ICF Design, Segmental & Poured In Place Retaining Walls, etc.
Seismic Assessments & Upgrades
Road Design, Cell Tower Design, Elevator Design, Stair Design
Property Development
Expert Testimony
Forensic Analysis
Light Frame & Heavy Timber Design, Bridge Design, Steel Design, Concrete Construction, Foundation Design
Structural & Forensic Inspection, Fire Inspection
Public Speaking and Teaching
Sign Supports & Foundations, Tower Design, Pile Foundations, Helical & Pull-Down Piles, Solar Panel Design
Structural Analysis
Structural Design
Building Analysis


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"RNS Consulting helped us prepare for a construction defect arbitration. Mr. Pitts demonstrated professionalism and thoroughness as he conducted the structural investigation of our home. His perfectly prepared reports explained the defects and illustrated a variety of techniques for suitable repair, while he worked with our contractor to estimate those repairs. His testimony during the arbitration was clear and concise. We were fortunate that Mr. Pitts was involved in the process."

Sharon - Newberg

"I was pleased with the time RNS took to explain the engineering to me."

Sue - Lake Oswego

"We were hit by a severe storm and had a mud slide. I called RNS Consulting. Ricardo Pitts answered, and calmed my nerves. He helped me with new retaining walls, and now I don't worry about the earth around our home moving. Thank you so much!"

Janine - Vancouver