market sectors


Design experience in commercial property development for proposed and retrofit of retail, mixed-use, office, and restaurant developments.  We offer a range of design services including the inspection and analysis of existing properties for potential structural deficiencies to the full design of a new construction project.

Regulated Power Plants (Nuclear, Coal, Natural Gas)

Drye-McGlamery Engineering has extensive field experience in working at operating power plants and supporting plant decommissioning projects.  We have designed, analyzed, detailed, and provided fabrication support, and/or implementation support for various projects.  We have designed and analyzed existing and proposed devices for a wide range of applied loading conditions including:  high wind, seismic rigging and handling, ballistic protection levels (NIJ and UL), blast protection, and electro-magnetic pulse protection.


Involved in multiple industrial site needs including improvements and modifications to operating manufacturing facilities.  Capabilities include load rating existing structural systems, building and manufacturing line expansions, mechanical and HVAC supports, fall protection systems, hoist design and permanent lifting systems.  Our team is flexible with site visit times/inspection windows to work with operating plant schedules.

Multi-Family Residential

Multi-Family development projects have been a strong focus of our firm since its inception.  We bring extensive timber expertise and field experience to the drawing board. Contact us for your next multi-family apartment complex, mixed-use condominium building, or townhome project.

Construction Support Services (Shoring, Scaffolding, Bracing, Rigging)

Supporting all construction activities related to structural design and support including special inspections, retaining wall design, shoring design, scaffolding design, wall bracing, temporary structural supports, and structural steel connection review.  Our team has hands-on field experience in many construction support activities.  Our staff was on-site as the structural shoring engineer for a major structural repair at Microsoft's Data Center in Boydton, Virginia.  Our staff worked multiple shifts to provide continuous oversight over sensitive equipment inside an operating facility.

Municipal and Civic

Assisted multiple municipal and civic organizations with structural design projects including high school athletic facilities, city and town building facilities, and structural streetscape improvements. Our firm also specializes in public space improvements including pedestrian bridges, amenity centers, and outdoor structures.  Drye-McGlamery served as the project manager and structural engineer of record for the Addition and Renovation for the Town of Waynesville's Public Services Operations Center.  The Town's public works staff is currently occupying their new office space.


The management team's project experience includes working on complex pharmaceutical development/testing laboratories and manufacturing facilities.  We understand the importance of working with all of the design disciplines and most importantly the owner to ensure the finished facility functions as intended.

Healthcare and Medical Office

Our team is ready to design your next Medical Office Building, Hospital Expansion, Healthcare Clinic, or Private Practice Building/Renovation.  Our team designed the new Youngsville Animal Hospital on Main Street in Youngsville, NC.

Engineering Design Solutions


Our team has a well-deserved reputation of excellence in providing smart, sensible, and cost-effective design solutions for any size project.


Often, more than one area of expertise is required when designing your next project.  In addition to our diverse design engineering resume, our team has a background in field engineering and construction management.  This "hands-on" experience allows our team to provide practical solutions to the implementation phase of the project.  Our focus on constructability helps reduce errors, prevent delays, and limit cost overruns.

About Us

Mr. Drye is a structural design engineer and a managing principal of Drye-McGlamery Engineering.   He is a licensed professional engineer in the State of North Carolina and Tennessee.  Mr. Drye graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Construction Engineering and Management from North Carolina State University in 2008.  He finished his graduate studies in 2011 at his alma mater earning a Master of Civil Engineering degree.

Mr. Drye has been in the engineering and construction industry for over 9 years, and he has a vast amount of field experience including masonry, concrete, field engineering, and project management.  He has worked on a large variety of project types including commercial, multi-family residential, hotel and lodging, federal, education, industrial, and pharmaceutical.

management team


Heath W. Drye, PE

Daniel J. McGlamery, PE

Mr. McGlamery is a structural design engineer and a managing principal of Drye-McGlamery Engineering. He is a  licensed professional engineer in the State of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Maryland.  Mr. McGlamery graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University in 2007.  He also graduated with a Master of Engineering Management degree from Duke University.

Mr. McGlamery brings over 8 years of experience in design engineering, field engineering, construction management, and project management to the firm.  He has worked on a wide range of design and construction projects in the residential, commercial, healthcare, higher education, federal government, and industrial sectors.  Most recently, Mr. McGlamery worked as the project manager over several time critical regulated nuclear projects as a subconsultant to  Duke Energy.

tools for success                     

Collaborative Design and Construction                Team Effort

We guarantee an effective and knowledgeable staff who will be engaged in your team's next design and construction effort with value added design input and a collaborative approach to meeting the team's goals.  Our reputation and history of success with our clients and their business needs is a testament this process.


02. Cost Effective Design Solutions

The complex project often arises due to the site selection for a new project or existing structure.  Choosing a system that is the right fit for the project will have positive downstream effects for the entire duration of the project.  It is critical that design engineers understand the importance of selecting the proper structural system for each individual project.  Our team has witnessed the successes that occur when all members of the project team are working toward a common goal and all parties understand an integrated design, permitting, and construction schedule.


03. Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Our team is fluent in the latest design and analysis software, ensuring collaboration between multi-disciplined teams will be efficient and effective.  Drye-McGlamery's BIM capabilities include creating dynamic 3D models in the last version of AutoDesk Revit and in Bentley's design and analysis software.  These dynamic models give Drye-McGlamery the capability to quickly assemble drawing packages for design-build proposals that include plans, details, and material take-offs.  This information is needed for our design and construction team to quickly determine project cost and schedule.  These benefits extend throughout the life of the project allowing us to quickly share models with other consultants reducing interferences between disciplines in the field.