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Don Greive, PE


Pinnacle Structural Engineers

Don Greive is a founding principal of Pinnacle Structural Engineers, a sustaining member of TCA. Don initially began working in the construction industry during summers while in high school and college, preparing shop drawings for structural steel and rebar for a steel fabricator. That interest led to his obtaining a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering (Structural Emphasis) from Rice University and a M.S. degree in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering/Structural Mechanics) from the University of California.

Don has over 33 years of experience in structural engineering design and management for a variety of project types. Included in that experience is overall project management of the A/E team on projects in which the structural engineer was the prime consultant. The last 14 years, Don has been President of Pinnacle Structural Engineers.

Pinnacle Structural Engineers provides structural engineering services for a variety of project and structure types. From the beginning, Pinnacle has provided services on tilt-wall industrial and office buildings. Several projects by Pinnacle have been recognized with achievement awards from TCA. This includes the Fort Bend County Veterans’ Memorial, which was a public service project of TCA associated with the TCA National Convention in Houston. In addition, Pinnacle has authored articles for Modern Steel Construction and Structural Engineer, including an article on the use of tilt-wall construction for a four story office building with strip windows.

Don has been active in various organizations. This includes previous officer roles for the Houston branches of SEAoT and ACI, including President of the local ACI chapter. Don is a past recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumni Award given by the Rice University Engineering Alumni. Recently, Don and Pinnacle contributed to the efforts led by Luke Pinkerton, Helix Steel, and CTS Cement for a presentation at the TCA 2018 Convention related to the application of steel fibers and rapid setting cement in tilt-wall panels.

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Contact Information

Don Greive, PE
3120 Southwest Fwy Ste 410
Houston, TX 77098-4510 US
(713) 807-8911


Pinnacle Structural Engineers
Join Date: April 11, 2011
Expiration Date: December 31, 2024
Primary Contact: Don Greive

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Event Participation

Tilt-Up Jubilee at Topgolf - 2024
January 2024 | Las Vegas, Nevada (Attendee)

Tilt-Up Convention and Expo 2023 - Tampa
September 2023 | Tampa, Florida (Attendee)

Tilt-Up Icon Tour
March 2023 | La Jolla, California (Attendee)

Tilt-Up Jubilee at Topgolf - 2023
January 2023 | Las Vegas, Nevada (Attendee)

Tilt-Up Convention and Expo 2022 - Denver
October 2022 | Denver, Colorado (Attendee)

Tilt-Up Future Think 3.0
May 2022 | Chicago, Illinois (Attendee)

Tilt-Up Jubilee at Topgolf - 2022
January 2022 | Las Vegas, Nevada (Attendee)

Tilt-Up Convention and Expo 2021 - St. Louis
September 2021 | Saint Louis, Missouri (Attendee)

Tilt-Up Convention and Expo 2020 - Virtual
October 2020 (Attendee)

Winter Tilt-Up Jubilee - 2020
February 2020 | Las Vegas, Nevada (Attendee)

Tilt-Up Convention and Expo 2019 - Atlanta
September 2019 | Atlanta, Georgia (Attendee)

Tilt-Up Future Think 2.0
June 2019 | Denver, Colorado (Attendee)

Winter Tilt-Up Jubilee - 2019
January 2019 | Las Vegas, Nevada (Attendee)

Tilt-Up Convention and Expo 2018 - Dallas
September 2018 | Dallas, Texas (Attendee)

Tilt-Up Series: Dallas
June 2017 | Grapevine, Texas (Attendee)

Committee Membership

Certification Committee
January 2024 - Present (Member)

Tilt-Up Cyber Roundtable
May 2022 - Present (Member)

Tilt-Up Achievement Awards Jury
January 2021 - December 2023 (Juror)

Convention Host Committee - Virtual
May 2020 - December 2020 (Member)

Future Think 2.0 Panel
June 2019 - June 2019 (Panelist)

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Board of Directors
January 2019 - Present (Director)

Convention Host Committee - Dallas
January 2017 - December 2018 (Member)

Convention Host Committee - Houston
January 2012 - December 2013 (Member)


Tilt-Up Today - Beams vs. Joists: A Case Study in Solving Current Construction Delays
Volume 29 Issue 2 - (Contributor)

Tilt-Up Today - Replacing Joists at Office/Warehouse and Distribution Buildings
Volume 29 Issue 1 - (Author)