Civil and Structural Engineering:
Doug Schwind PE, PLS - Owner and President
Doug is licensed as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) and Professional Land Surveyor
(P.L.S.) in Washington (#28023), Montana (#9953) and Idaho (#6854). He has a B.S.
in Civil Engineering from the University of Idaho and is continuing education in
Advanced Foundation Engineering (CE 562), Engineering Hydrology(CE 421) and Earthquake
Engineering(CE 566) via the University of Idaho. And has complete accredited PMBOK training
as a Project Management Professional.
Doug has over 35 years of experience in the engineering and surveying profession.
He has a diverse background in the Civil Engineering fields of road, storm drainage,
gravity sewer, & site grading planning and designs. Doug is a well-versed civil
engineer and understands client concerns regarding schedules and budgets as well
as objectives for aesthetics, quality and constructability. He has been an expert
witness in the areas of storm drainage and construction plan preparation.
Over his career, Doug has developed considerable experience in the following major
areas of engineering:
- Hydrology and hydrologic engineering for comprehensive plans and storm drainage
- Project designs for regional and small onsite storm drainage projects
- Civil designs for site grading, gravity sewer systems, sewer lift stations, water
distribution systems for potable water, and bid specifications for construction
- Structural and geotechnical engineering to provide continuity and balance between
- Foundation and structural designs for residential and light commercial wood frame
and timber structures
- Construction Management, Value Engineering and Cost Estimating for Civil Engineering
Doug is also an active licensed Land Surveyor, which provides the background necessary
to provide a complete project from initial project conception, through data gathering,
and through construction staking/as-built.
Kimberly D McKinnon - Project Manager
Kim has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas and became a
registered engineer in training from texas in 1990. She is a Certified Erosion &
Sedimentation Control Lead and has complete accredited PMBOK training
as a Project Management Professional.
Kim has 19 years engineering experience in design, manufacturing and construction
management. Kim’s experience includes design and construction of public works projects
including project scoping, grant application, project design, preparation of plans,
specifications and estimates (PS&E), project permitting, bidding and bid tabulation,
construction management, grant management and project documentation control for
compliance with state and federal funding requirements.
Ray House - Design Drafter
Ray has 18 years of design and drafting experience for a variety of public and private
projects. His work experience and technical training have been fully utilized in
the construction documentation process of projects such as highway and road improvements,
land development and parking lot design. Ray’s other responsibilities also include
input with time and budget proposals and has knowledge of the design requirements
for several jurisdictions including the "Americans with Disabilities Act".
Surveying: Our firm utilizes the most current robotic survey and data collection equipment
integrated with Land Development Desktop survey and engineering software to create
clean, efficient transfer of field to office data for the development of design
base maps. The same office-to-field transfer of data is utilized for construction
staking of all facets of the project. Our survey staff is cross-trained in the creation
of base mapping and basic development of contour mapping, as well as civil design
of roads, sewer, water and storm drainage profiles. This gives them a more comprehensive
understanding of design, making them more effective in collecting survey data in
Brian Zaugra Sr. - Survey CAD Technician
Brian has a B.S. in Photography
and a B.S. in Horticulture: Landscape Design from Montana State University. Brian’s
educational focus included Architecture, AutoCAD, Surveying, Site Development, Engineering
Since coming to Northwest Datum & Design in 2006 Brian
has been involved in both field and office work for projects. Project work encompasses
layout of survey information for fieldwork taken from legal descriptions, previous
surveys, title reports and engineering plans. Legal research, proposals and proposal
takeoffs are also included in his work. Projects completed include, ALTA surveys,
FEMA certificates, boundary line adjustments, Record of surveys, Topographical base
maps, condominium survey, short & long plats, and layout of construction surveys.
Brian is skilled in current technology in operation of robotic survey instruments
and utilization of AutoCAD/LDD design software.
Marcus Donahue - Survey Technician
Terri Hanson, PMP(Project Management Professional) - Assistant Production Manager
Jo LaChance - Office Assistant