Shannon W. Pierce, P.E.

Project Manager


Master of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Colorado - Boulder – 2005
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison – 2004

Registrations and Certifications

Registered Professional Engineer in Minnesota (50939)

Areas of Expertise

Forensic Structural Evaluation and Analysis
Structural Assessment, Analysis, and Design of all Building Components and Systems
Building Condition Assessments
Fire Damage Assessments
Water Damage Assessments
Structural and non-Structural Repair Assessments
Building Rehabilitation
Structural Feasibility Studies
Soil Stabilization and Foundation Remediation
Non-Destructive Evaluation
Building Code Reviews
Construction Management


Shannon has over 11 years of experience designing structures for projects of all sizes, including residential, commercial, industrial, education, and historic preservation. He has extensive knowledge of code requirements for and design of members and connections for hot-rolled steel, cold formed steel, steel joists and deck, cast-in-place concrete (topping, slabs, walls, columns, beams, foundations, retaining walls, etc.), precast concrete, post-tensioned concrete, masonry, brick, timber, and aluminum.

In 2016, Shannon brought his talents to Pie Consulting and Engineering in the role of Project Manager. A large part of his current role is to provide consulting services for forensic engineering, structural assessments, condition assessments, fire damage assessments, water damage assessments, structural and non-structural repair assessments, building rehabilitation, and structural feasibility studies. He enjoys the challenging part of determining why a failure has occurred, what we can do to prevent it from happening again, and what repairs are needed to correct the problem.

Shannon grew up in the southeast part of Wisconsin, where he learned leadership skills and developed a strong work ethic at a very young age. He developed a firm base of knowledge in building systems by building houses while in college at UW-Madison. Later, he led the UW-Madison Concrete Canoe team to a national victory in 2004.

In his spare time, Shannon enjoys brewing and judging beer and spending time with family and friends.