Stephen M. Kleps

Civil Engineer / Ph.D., P.E. / Chicago


Mr. Kleps received his Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering, Masters of Structural Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology.  He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Illinois with experience in civil/structural design, construction management, and evaluations of structures.

His experience and industry knowledge covers over 17 years in areas of civil/structural engineering on both building and infrastructure projects, residential and commercial construction, laboratory testing of civil engineering materials, bridge evaluations, bridge rehabilitations, value engineering for infrastructure projects, and also construction management areas including scheduling, cost estimating and budget control, implementing quality and control procedures, contract management of residential, commercial, and infrastructure projects.

Mr. Kleps’s expertise and experience also includes property loss, construction defect analysis,  construction management, construction scheduling, cost estimating, construction site safety, constructability plan review, building code evaluations, structural assessments of concrete and steel structures, moisture intrusion, roof evaluations, retaining wall design, geotechnical evaluations, wood construction, residential plumbing, and electric installation.

Representative Engagements

  • Bridge inspections and evaluations
  • Commercial and residential construction defect analysis 


  • Ph.D. - Civil Engineering – Illinois Institute of Technology
  • M.A.S. - Structural Engineering – Illinois Institute of Technology
  • B.S. - Civil Engineering – Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Registered Professional Engineer - Illinois