About Us

McCon Engineering provides a full complement of structural engineering services to an array of architects, contractors, and homeowners throughout central Maryland and in the Staunton/Charlottesville region of Virginia.

Peter McConaughy, P.E.​

Founder, President, and Senior Engineer

Our Founder, President, and Senior Engineer, Peter is licensed in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

As founder and president of McCon Engineering, Peter is known for his creative and practical engineering design.

Whether it’s the custom window wall of a waterfront home, a deep basement for an indoor basketball court, or curving stairs with no visible means of support, Peter is experienced in solving structural design challenges.

His previous experience in construction (from carpenter to construction project manager) informs his work.

Every project benefits from his experience and expertise, and our many repeat clients appreciate the detail and clarity of McCon Engineering’s permit drawings.

Peter graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maryland in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a concentration in structures.

He is licensed in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

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From his home office in Harford County, he provides structural engineering consultation and design throughout the local Maryland area: from Westminster and Mount Airy to Havre de Grace and Essex; from Whiteford to Annapolis, Bowie, and Ellicott City. He has completed projects in New Freedom, Fawn Grove, and York, PA, as well as Alexandria, Fairfax, and Chantilly, VA.

Nathan McConaughy, P.E.

Project Engineer

Nathan, our Project Engineer, personally serves the central Virginia area.

Nate began his career after graduating in 2008 with a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Delaware.

Since graduating, Nate has developed a diverse portfolio of experience designing and inspecting structures of all kinds, including historical buildings, new home construction, commercial and office structures, retaining walls, and vehicular and pedestrian bridges.

Whether inspecting a historical timber building or designing a prestressed concrete bridge, Nate has always enjoyed solving the puzzles that structures present.

Building on previous education, Nate completed his Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 2014.

After moving to central Virginia in 2017, Nate now lives in the Shenandoah Valley with his family.

When he is not doing structural work, Nate enjoys hiking, woodworking, and maintaining the garden.

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Serving Albemarle County, Augusta County, Rockbridge County, Rockingham County, and surrounding Shenandoah Valley region. Also familiar with the local municipal code requirements for Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton, and Waynesboro.

Why Choose McCon Engineering?

Familiarity with Construction

Peter served as a construction project manager and owner’s representative on several major construction projects, and previously worked as a framing carpenter. His hands-on experience both informs his engineering design and adds clarity to the details.

Proven History

Throughout our 20 years in business, we have earned the trust of architects and builders alike who return to us with their subsequent projects.

Team Attitude & Collaboration

Early in the project we establish open lines of communication with the design team to efficiently shape the conceptual design into a beautiful, finished product. Throughout the development of the construction drawings and up to completion of the project, we work hand-in-hand with the team members and contractor to keep things moving forward on time and on budget so everyone succeeds.

Learn more about our structural engineering services.