Welcome to Matt Childs Engineering

Where innovation meets excellence

Precast Plant Design, Planning, Inspection, and Operations Management Services | Consulting Engineers

Matt Childs Engineering was established to warehouse products digitally, and bring engineering services to stakeholders in the concrete industry. In addition, MCE helps people in need of precast concrete products, and contractors seeking cast-in-place designs.


Our Dallas-based engineering firm is more than a team; we are a collective force of licensed civil and structural engineers, dedicated project managers, skilled designers, drafting personnel, inspectors, and experienced field representatives.

At Matt Childs Engineering, we fuse a profound passion for innovation with an unwavering commitment to achieve the extraordinary.

Professional Licensed Engineers

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

Our Commitment to Excellence

At the core of Matt Childs Engineering is a commitment to delivering practical and buildable results. We push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our staff works seamlessly to turn visions into reality. Our collective experience speaks volumes, showcasing a history of successful projects that stand as a testament to our dedication to excellence.

Services You Can Use | Products that Work

Our range of services covers every aspect of engineering principles, standards, and ethics, ensuring that we can meet the challenges of each project. Whether you require civil engineering expertise, structural design, project management, drafting services, plant and equipment inspections, or representatives in the field, Matt Childs Engineering has the depth of skills and experience to meet anticipated performance.

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Civil Engineering and Structural Design

The relationship between civil engineering and structural engineering is integral and interconnected within the broader field of civil engineering. MCE civil engineers are involved in the overall planning and design of infrastructure projects, such as roads, bridges, dams, water supply systems, stormwater management systems, and sanitary sewer collector systems. Structural engineering focuses specifically on the design and analysis of structures of MCE infrastructure projects.

Project Management

Project /Construction Management for Contractors

Project and construction management for contractors by MCE engineers involves the planning, coordination, and execution of construction projects to ensure they are completed on time, within budget, and meet specified quality standards. It is a multifaceted role that requires a combination of technical, managerial, and interpersonal skills.

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Precast Concrete Plant Design and Equipment Procurement

Designing a precast concrete plant involves planning and organizing the layout and equipment to efficiently produce precast concrete elements. Attention to details in design, equipment selection, and operational procedures by MCE engineers contributes to the success and sustainability of the precast concrete manufacturing facility.

Batch Plant Inspection and Permitting

Batch Plant Inspection and Permitting

Batch plant inspection and permitting are crucial steps in ensuring the compliance, safety, and efficiency of concrete batching plants. The inspection and permitting process for a concrete batch plant by MCE involve collaboration with regulatory authorities, adherence to safety standards, and ongoing monitoring to ensure compliance.

Drafting Services for Civil Engineering

Drafting services in civil engineering involve the creation of detailed technical drawings and plans that serve as a visual representation of civil engineering designs. Drawings prepared by MCE engineers and technologists are essential for communicating design intent, construction details, and specifications to various stakeholders involved in a construction project.

Pipeline inspection

Laser Pipeline Inspections

Laser pipeline inspection, often referred to as "laser scanning" or "Lidar (Light Detection and Ranging) inspection," is a technology-driven method used by MCE to assess the condition and integrity of gravity-feed pipelines. The data collected helps in identifying defects, corrosion, deformities, and other potential issues within the pipeline. They play a crucial role in preventing accidents, ensuring regulatory compliance, and extending the service life of pipelines.

Why Choose Matt Childs Engineering?


We prize innovation in our work, seeking new and creative ways to solve complex engineering challenges.

Experienced Staff

Our people are seasoned professionals, each bringing knowledge gained through experience and expertise through continuous training and skills development to every project.

Collaborative Approach

We believe that the best results come from collaboration among our people assigned to a project and those of our client - and the project owner.

Commitment to Excellence

Our commitment to achieving the extraordinary won’t be compromised. We do our best to deliver results that are clearly specified.

Let's Work Together

Whether you’re specifying one of the products that we represent or seeking engineering to solve a civil or structural challenge, Matt Childs Engineering is ready to work with you. Discover how innovation meets excellence. Work with technical people who are qualified, experienced, and dedicated to engineering principles, standards, and ethics.

Matt Childs

Matt Childs, PE

Founder Matt Childs, PE holds Professional Engineering licenses in multiple states and as the former President of the American Concrete Pipe Association, is an expert in the design of buried infrastructure and concrete-related engineering.


Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

Kress Childs

Kress Childs, BASc.

Helps property owners and manufacturers with their stormwater challenges including gravity retaining wall systems, automatic welding cage machines for reinforced concrete pipe, and precast products including grade rings, bricks and blocks.


Operations Management, Employee Development, Business-to-Consumer and Business-to-Business Sales, Turnaround and Change Management, Revenue Growth, Vendor Negotiation, Sales Marketing and Growth, Sales System Consulting.


Association of General Contractors | National Precast Concrete Association

Derek Light

Derek Light, P.Eng.

Derek Light, Principal, is a professional engineer with a broad perspective for troubleshooting design, operation, and market-related issues in the construction industry. In addition, he has many years of experience in precast concrete production, marketing, and sales.


British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario.

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