national engineer's week

Michelle Chavez, PE

Position: Associate Engineer


  • BSCE, Oregon State University


  • Engineer with Miller Consulting Engineers since 2006
  • Registered Professional Engineer in Oregon


  • Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Structures (vertical and lateral analysis)
  • Building Cladding and Facade Design
  • Equipment Anchorage
  • Stage Rigging
  • Seismic Retrofit Design
  • Structural Repairs
  • Retaining structures

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Concrete Institute, Oregon Chapter (OACI)
  • Structural Engineers Association of Oregon (SEAO) 


  • Director, SEAO Board of Directors
  • Advocacy Committee, Engineers Week, SEAO

Professional Development:

  • Design of Diaphragms, Chords, and Collectors Based on 2009 IBC and ASCE/SEI 7-05, (SEAO)
  • Non Destructive Testing, (OACI)
  • How design Affects Construction Cost, (OACI)
  • Structural Masonry Design Webinar, Walls, Columns, Quality Assurance, Rebar Detailing, Anchor Bolts, (NW Concrete Masonry Association)
  • Reinforcing Technologies, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
  • Seismic Design for a Three Story Wood Light-Frame Structure
  • Seismic Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Buildings, ASCE 31 and ASCE 41, (SEAO)


Ms. Chavez is a Project Engineer of Miller Consulting Engineers, Inc. and has been involved with the design of structures since 2006. Michelle is experienced with a wide variety of projects including swimming pools, anchorage for mechanical theatrical equipment, stadium railing systems, designing concrete residence with insulated concrete forms (ICF), and panelized prefabricated systems used as cooler or freezer rooms.

Within the community, Michelle is involved with National Engineer's Week  as a panel speaker, host, event coordinator, and workshop participant with the focus on underrepresented minorities and women, encouraging higher education with an emphasis on engineering. This experience has helped to develop her skills communicating technical concepts to an audience with varying technical skills.

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9570 SW Barbur Blvd. Suite 100 Portland, Oregon 97219


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GSA Schedule GS10F105AA

SBA Certified Small Business Enterprise (#P0669937)


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