Despite the popular perception of pocket-protector-clad engineers spending their days crunching numbers and running calculations, McKinstry believes that engineering is both a science and an art.
The National Academy of Engineering describes engineers as creative problem-solvers with the ability to work within limitations and rely on their vision to discover a solution that others might miss or disregard as far-fetched.
Engineers identify a need and work diligently to make our lives safer, more enjoyable and more productive by turning ideas into reality. As a result, engineers are able to solve even the most complex and pressing problems with scientific knowledge and a great deal of ingenuity.
McKinstry relies on the concept of “design under constraint” to find solutions for our customers’ unique circumstances. Having a cohesive design vision that still conforms to constraints of cost, environmental impact, safety and many others is no small feat. More importantly, molding a singular design in order to fulfill numerous, divergent constraints is a profoundly creative enterprise.
Recognizing the value that this creative engineering mindset brings to our customers, McKinstry employs more than 80 registered Professional Engineers and 100 LEED® Accredited Professionals and Green Associates who are driven to find clever and practical answers to nearly any design challenge.