Principal S.E. Dan Campbell, of Las Vegas Engineers was featured in Nevada Business Magazine’s June Industry Focus: Architects and Engineers.
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Q: What are you currently reading?
A: My current novel in hand is “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown, which provides hope in the time of struggle. It teaches the lessons of American grit, determination and optimism.
Q: What is your favorite restaurant? Where do you take clients to dinner?
A: Triple George Grill is my go-to restaurant for personal and professional outings. Triple George combines a great menu with a very private atmosphere, which is great for business reasons.
Q: Where do you work out or play your favorite sport?
A: I generally work out with my wife at EOS Fitness, or we perform ballroom dancing together.
Q: How do you decompress after a hard week?
A: I would have to say ballroom dancing with my wife is how I decompress after a hard week. I have the best of both worlds between spending time with my lovely wife and showing off on a dance floor.
Q: What is the biggest challenge facing Las Vegas in the next five years?
A: The biggest challenge facing Las Vegas in the next five years is the overbuilding of new development in Southern Nevada. It is wonderful to see the construction market booming, but with new construction comes the challenge to fill that vacant space.
Q: What do you like most about Las Vegas?
A: Las Vegas is very accepting of new ideas in design and designers, which opens up new avenues for growth and change throughout the valley.
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Las Vegas Engineers, LLC, a leading structural engineering company in Southern Nevada recently donated $1,000 to the California nonprofit organization, E614 Corporation, which benefits active law enforcement officers.
The donation will go directly toward the cost and shipping of safety gear to protect law enforcement officers across the United States. Due to the generous donation from Las Vegas Engineers, at least six more active duty officers will receive protective armor.
E614 is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation that donates all of its proceeds toward safety equipment to officers in need all across the country.
“We are proud to donate to an organization that gives back to the ones that keep us safe during emergencies,” said Dan Campbell, principal structural engineer and owner of Las Vegas Engineers. “Police officers put their lives on the line on a daily basis for us, and it is only right to say thank you by making sure they can do their jobs safely.”
On Aug. 4, Dan Campbell threw out the first pitch at the Las Vegas 51s game on behalf of E614 Corporation. John Thompkins and Jayne McBride, co-founders of E614, were also in attendance.
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Founder and Principal Structural Engineer
Las Vegas Engineers, LLC. (30 years in Nevada)
Type of Business: Consulting Structural Engineers | Hails from: Kansas City, Kansas| 30 years with company in Nevada | Based in: Henderson
How did you first get into your profession?
My cousin Richard Campbell, who studied architecture at Kansas State University, recommended structural engineering when I was 13 years old, and I was headed in that direction ever since.
What do you want your legacy to be?
That I was a creative problem solver, I loved my wife and children and I cared about other people’s lives, careers and projects.
If you could have coined a single phrase of wisdom, what would it be?
“Failure is not a calamity, it is merely an opportunity to improve. Success is measured over longevity and endurance.”
When you were a kid, what did you want to be?
I wanted to be a structural engineer from the age of 13. Before that I was convinced I would be a professional baseball player.
What business advice would you give someone just starting in your industry?
Work only with clients who respect and value what you do.
What is a little known fact about yourself?
My wife and I enjoy ballroom dancing.
What do you wish you would have learned at the beginning of your career?
Engineering is less about calculations and more about problem solving.
If you could be any fictional character, who would you be and why?
“Jack Reacher” – He helps people with skill and creativity without the expectation of payment.
What was the toughest lesson you’ve learned in your career?
Some other engineers may see this as a competitive endeavor. It is not, it’s a creative endeavor.
What is your motto?
“There but by the Grace of God go I.” Taken loosely from I Corinthians 15:10.
What is your favorite thing about living in Nevada?
The continuous striving for creativity in design. The designers and artisans in Nevada are second to none.
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By: Dan Campbell
Many people may already have forgotten the dangers Southern Nevada faced in the past weeks with the high winds and gusts, which caused some power outages and minor damage.