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Project Experience



*Brian Johnson, Engineer of Record
MJ Structures, Firm of record


about Backbeat

Brian Johnson, PE is a structural engineer, technology geek, and drummer with over 18 years of experience in the structural engineering and construction industry. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, he has focused his design experience on building structures in residential and commercial markets. While capable of designing most any structure, Brian particularly enjoys creative projects that push architectural and structural engineering design.

In addition to design work, Brian worked for Autodesk for seven years where he encouraged structural engineers, contractors, and steel detailers to adapt to Building Information Modeling tools and workflows. He focused on collaboration between engineers and architects and interoperability between design, analysis, and detailing tools.

He's also known to lay down a groovin' backbeat in Austin on occasion!


Our Services


Structural Design

Thoughtful. Collaborative. Efficient.

Residential. Light Commercial. Specialty Structures.

Keen eye toward construction cost, schedule, and coordination with other disciplines.

BIM Consulting

Services include training, implementation, and workflow consulting to start or improve Building Information Modeling workflows in the structural engineering and construction industry. Specialties include Autodesk products and  structural analysis software.