Corey Franzen joined McDonough-Whitlow in 2005 and now serves at Prairie Engineers as a Civil Engineer / Structural Engineer focusing on water resources, bridge, and building facility projects. His bridge design projects have included precast-prestressed concrete box beams, precast-prestressed I-Beams, and structural steel beams utilizing LRFD Design, along with the design of approaching roads or highways. He also provides precast concrete design for three-sided box culverts, specialty two and three cell box culverts, soundwalls, and various underground utility structures and retaining walls. Building design work has included steel framing, masonry, light gage metal, tilt-up concrete, foundation design for new structures, and analysis and repair of existing structures. His work on drainage design has ranged from minor overland and storm drainage along highways and at development sites, to hydraulic analysis for river bridges. Corey is a qualified Program Manager for inspection of bridges as part of the NHI Standards of the Code of Federal Regulations and is certified for element level bridge inspections.
Corey graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2005. He has always been partial to the rural landscape, and currently resides in rural Ramsey with his girlfriend and young son. Hunting, more specifically bowhunting, has been a part of Corey’s life since he was old enough to participate on his own, but he also enjoys a wide variety of other activities including traveling, sports, observing the weather, reading maps, and dining out.