CENSPACE is a dynamic group of professional engineers who devise practical, cost-effective solutions for structural building projects. We strive to provide our clients added value through continuous knowledge of the latest industry practices and technology. Our approach to business is that each project is unique and should be handled with honesty, accountability and flexibility. At CENSPACE we develop and keep long term relationships with our clients and contractors by being friendly, courteous and mindful of our associates needs as we diligently work through projects together.
What we do
We provide extensive services for the design and repair of wood trusses. We are uniquely qualified to provide engineering, design, inspection, and repairs for roof and floor trusses as well as handling, installation and bracing of these components. We work directly with component manufacturers to bring you the best products and services available in you area.
Complete building system designs for your new residential or light commercial project. We provide all phases of design from roof to foundation including lateral wind and seismic analysis. We work with component manufacturers to integrate value and cost savings into building your new investment.
Damage Assessment & Insurance Investigation
We provide damage assessment and field investigation throughout the western states. We service the insurance industry by proving unbiased professional engineering “cause and origin” reports for insurance professionals. We also work with legal professionals, architects, builders, contractors, home owners, realtors, mortgage lenders, and others to provide clear concise damage assessment for many different types of building elements and systems including the recommended repair design documentation.
By combining methods of engineering analysis with our experience, we can provide professional and legal opinions, determinations and interpretations of the cause(s) of damage or failure to structural elements or systems. We prepare engineering reports and testimony for litigation of structural related issues in order to assist the resolution of legal disputes.
A variety of inspection services are available in most areas throughout the western states. We can provide a clear, concise written inspection report or a simple verbal assessment of structural repair documentation and other recommendations if required.
Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Wyoming
Our Team of Pros
Tim Morgen, P.E. - Principal
Tim Morgen grew up and lived in Southern California until graduating from the University of California at Davis with a BSCE in 1994. Tim gained an extensive engineering and design background in the metal plate-connected wood truss industry through employment at two large truss manufacturing facilities as well as two of the largest national plate manufacturers after graduation. Tim moved to Denver, CO with his wife Karen and incorporated CENSPACE, LLC shortly after he became a licensed Professional Civil Engineer in 2001. Tim created CENSPACE (Civil Engineering Space) in order to accommodate the growing need for practical and cost-effective solutions for truss inspection and repair services in Colorado, California and surrounding states.
The business quickly grew to include structural damage assessment and design for new and existing residential and light commercial buildings. Tim has provided consulting and expert witness testimony for litigation involving manufactured trusses and other engineered wood components and continues to provide inspections and engineered repairs for various structural projects throughout the Western US. Tim has been an advocate for truss manufacturer’s and continues to bring a high level of passion for the structural building component industry at the newest CENSPACE location in Colorado Springs, CO.
Kyle Swartz, P.E. - Engineering Manager
Kyle graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2002 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering. After graduating from college he has worked for a couple different engineering firms along the front range before joining CENSPACE in the fall of 2011. Kyle has over 15 years of experience in the structural engineering field. He specializes in mainly residential remodels/additions and new home construction. He has worked on many different types of projects over the years from commercial and residential construction to assisting in the design of local artwork and sculptures. He has worked on the design of steel, timber, concrete and CMU structures throughout his career.
Kyle is a Colorado native and grew up in the town of Salida. He moved to the front range after high school to attend college in Boulder and has been in the area ever since. Kyle recently got married in June 2017. Kyle and his wife, Jenelle, currently reside in Superior, CO. Kyle enjoys the outdoors and keeps himself busy between his many outdoor hobbies. Kyle is an avid photographer and mountain biker.
Sam Runningen, E.I.T - Design Engineer
Sam Runningen is a Design Engineer who has been with CENSPACE since the spring of 2016. Sam is the truss design expert of the CENSPACE engineering team. He graduated from Purdue University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Structural Engineering. He is currently a registered E.I.T., Engineer-In-Training, and is working toward his P.E., Professional Engineer, license. In his free time he enjoys time with his fiancée doing just about anything to do with the outdoors; hiking, biking, backpacking, snow shoeing, running, camping and watching college basketball.
Brandon Fleming, E.I.T. - Design Engineer
Brandon K. Fleming is a registered EIT in the state of Colorado at CENSPACE, LLC. Brandon is responsible for providing our clients services that include structural engineering design and analysis of new commercial and residential structures, building remodels, forensic investigations, and engineering consulting. He has 4+ years of collective engineering experience in heavy industrial, residential, and commercial structural engineering. Brandon plans to take the Colorado PE Exam in October of 2018. He is a Colorado native and attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where he received a degree in Architectural Engineering with a concentration in Construction Engineering Management.