Smith Roberts & Associates Structural Engineers joins the ARCO Design/Build team


INDIANAPOLIS, February 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — ARCO Design/Build (ARCO) announced that esteemed engineering firm Smith Roberts & Associates (SRA) will operate as ADB Structural Engineering and act as an extension of ARCO DB Companies, Inc.

“We are excited to join forces and expand the impact and delivery of ADB Structural Engineering,” he said Tom Schmidt, President of the SRA. “SRA and ARCO have long worked together to deliver industry-leading solutions for industrial customers. We look forward to continuing our work together as one team.”

As a proven leader in design-build engineering, ARCO has expanded its in-house design capabilities with the creation of its architecture group ADB Design Services in 2017 and ADB Structural Engineering in 2020. Both groups provide architectural and structural design services for ARCO on projects in speculative industrial buildings and build to fit projects nationwide.

“Our groups in the Northeast and Indianapolis have worked with Tom and the SRA team for almost 15 years,” said Andrew Lang, Vice President and Director of Structural Engineering at ADB Structural Engineering. “We have developed great relationships with the SRA team and they have been an incredible partner and a huge part of our success.”

The in-house construction technology gives ARCO even more possibilities to control every aspect and every detail of a building. Throughout the life of a project, ADB Structural Engineering is in constant communication with design/construction supervisors and architecture teams to complete designs as efficiently as possible and ensure the construction team has the support they need.

“SRA has built an excellent reputation as a leader in building construction with a proven track record of successful projects in Indianapolis and across the country,” said Ben Titus, President, ARCO Design/Build Indianapolis. “Together we will continue to make the building experience enjoyable for our customers. We are delighted to welcome the SRA team to the ARCO family.”

About ARCO Design/Build

ARCO Design/Build ( is a national design-build company widely recognized as an industry leader for various types of industrial projects including but not limited to cold storage, light industrial distribution and manufacturing. ARCO’s turnkey approach allows clients to establish a direct relationship with an organization, ensuring a single point of contact that allows for clear lines of communication, resulting in time and cost savings. Capabilities include project feasibility studies, site selection, full design, logistical design, budgeting, competitive upfront all-inclusive pricing, value engineering, code consulting and full general contracting.

About ADB Structural Engineering

ADB Structural Design delivers timely and cost-effective designs for industrial and commercial projects. Our construction team works with Design/Build Managers, Architects and MEP/FP Engineers to provide imaginative solutions that contribute to the successful and timely completion of projects.

SOURCE ARCO Design/Build


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