About Babbitt Nelson Engineering, LLC

In July of 2008, The Nelson Group Engineering & Developing and Babbitt Engineering combined their expertise, abilities and companies to form Babbitt Nelson Engineering, LLC. The purpose of the merger was to increase our ability to serve our clients better. During the current down turn in the building climate we decided instead of cutting back on services or staff that we would combine and increase our abilities and service while reducing overhead. The combined 39 years of experience of Craig Nelson and Felipe Babbitt along with their extensive experience in innovative structural systems has produced a company that can provide innovative and economical solutions to complex and challenging projects.

In February 2009, Babbitt Nelson Engineering expanded their services to include civil engineering design.

At Babbitt Nelson Engineering our goal is to assist you in completion of your project. From choosing materials and systems to final inspections our expertise is available to assist you. We would like to talk with you about how we can help your and your team be more successful.

We live in a time where construction costs are at an all time high with budget constraints that leave little or no room for over-conservative engineering (feel good design).

In order to be competitive in our dynamic market, we have sharpened our pencils and are more creative. We are more flexible and work together as a team – both in the design and the construction phase.

At Babbitt Nelson Engineering, we understand that sometimes what works on paper may not always work in the field. For this reason, we work closely with the developers, architects and contractors to ensure that we are designing the most cost-effective and structurally stable system.

We understand the concept that time is money and that deadlines actually do mean something. Therefore we work to meet your project’s schedules, without sacrificing our quality or service.

To this end we use state-of-the-art drafting, engineering and communication systems.

Babbitt Nelson Engineering is experienced in sustainable green building materials and concepts. We pride ourselves on being innovative and willing to use new technologies and sustainable materials. Examples of systems and materials which we have worked with are Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC), Flex-Crete, Xella USA, Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF’s), and Structural Insulated Panels (SIP’s)

Please contact our office with questions or for a design quote.


  • Felipe Babbitt, P.E. - Resume
  • Craig A. Nelson, P.E. - Resume
  • Darren E. Smith, P.E. - Resume