About Chao and Associates

Incorporated in 1987, Chao and Associates is a consulting engineering firm specializing in structural engineering, civil engineering, and land surveying.

Our staff includes professional engineers, land surveyors, planners, technicians and administrative personnel committed to client satisfaction. Along with this commitment is a professional attitude which serves to give our clients the competitive edge in their engineering projects.

To streamline our production, and ensure effective communications, we take full advantage of today's technology. All engineering drawings are produced in either AutoCAD or Microstation computer assisted drafting and design software. Information can be delivered in many formats, including printed plans, fax communications, and electronically via the internet.

In addition, Chao and Associates is a South Carolina certified business (MBE). With this status, we can help our clients to meet their MBE goals and afford them a 4% state income tax credit on state-funded projects.

Mr. C. Jimmy Chao, PE is president of the firm and a registered professional engineer in South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Pennsylvania. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Structural Engineering from the University of South Carolina. Mr. Chao is a member of the America Society of Civil Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers. He is also a licensed building inspector and general contractor.

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