Edgecamp Sporting Club
Salvo, NC


Professionally Licensed
Engineer on the Outer Banks
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Mike is a talented engineer who approaches his work from an owners perspective. I have found his engineering firm to be very responsive, creative and value conscious. He was always able to keep sight of the project goals and objectives and we were always able to achieve them in a limited amount of time.”
Bryan Wilson, Millers Waterfront Restaurant
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Michael D. O’Steen, P.E. is a professionally licensed engineer specializing in the structural design and inspection of residential and commercial structures, with expertise in development within coastal environments. He has served as President of his engineering firm since 2009. During this time, he has performed business development and project management as engineer of record from development concept to completed construction for design-build delivery schedules.


Michael is a member of the Outer Banks Home Builders Association and also served on the Board for 12 years. Serving on the Board helped him protect the local building community by remaining up to date on legislative and code related topics. It also enabled Mike to build relationships with highly skilled professionals throughout the construction industry.

Michael lives on the Outer Banks with his family. In his free time, he enjoys the beautiful Outer Banks’s beaches for surfing and boating, as well as spending time traveling with his wife and adult children.

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Michael worked with several constituencies in order to restore the nearly uninhabitable Historical McHorney Home within the framework of its historic structure. The result is an undeniably vivid example of how historic buildings can retain their beauty and stature while achieving a lifetime of civic usefulness.
Erica Mason, Curator of The Historical McHorney House


Michael stays informed on the latest engineering technologies and practices in order to provide the best service for his clients. By regularly participating in continuing education courses, he is able to utilize the most up to date engineering practices as well as new and emerging technologies.

Completed education courses include:

  • High wind and flood design for new and existing buildings using ASCE 24 and ASCE 7-10
  • ATC-45 Safety Evaluation of Buildings after Wind Storms and Floods
  • Design of Metal Building Systems: Avoid Pitfalls in Specifying and Procuring
  • Design of Lateral Force Resisting Systems Using the 2009 International Building Code
  • High Wind Design for Wood Pile Construction
  • Avoiding Failures of Retaining Walls
  • Seismic Loads for Buildings and other Structures
  • Moment-Resisting Connections in Steel Structures
  • Cold Formed Steel X-Brace Design
  • Wind Design for Non-Residential Wood Structures
  • Wind and Seismic Retrofit of Buildings
  • Wind Loads for Buildings and Other Structures
  • Estuarine Shorelines: Value, Regulations & Stabilization

Professional Licensure:

  • State of North Carolina #032698
  • Commonwealth of Virginia #044150
  • State of South Carolina #27512
  • NCEES record #31863
  • International Registry of Professional Engineers #31863