We understand that there are unique aspects to every client and every project and tap into our depth of expertise to balance those distinct characteristics with project parameters.


We think outside the box of every-day engineering processes by making full use of internet technologies and refined in-house work procedures. There’s one thing our clients appreciate the most, it’s that we turn chaos into order and tight schedules into successful projects. Here’s how we do it:

Site Investigations & Due Dilligence

Developing a new site can be complicated and painstaking. Machado | Patano understands the process as well as the issues involved, and takes a strategic approach to obtain approvals. Starting with investigation and due diligence, we identify the site features, resources, and constraints that will enter into the planning and design process. This may involve access, zoning or land features, such as topography, soils, wetlands, floodplains, and navigable streams.

We will also determine the plan approval process and required permits. Our dedicated team will guide you through the process, keeping you on target and on time. Whether your project is ground-up or inline, it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start. Evaluating the process and issues early helps manage expectations, save time, and avoid unnecessary expenses.

Regulatory Permit Approval

Machado | Patano regularly acts as a client representative in seeking planning and zoning clearances and approvals. We take a proactive role in seeking the various state and local approvals and permits for the projects. Our efforts keep the development process on schedule.

We will assist with the preparation of the applications and submittals discovered during Due Diligence, as well as, coordinating the preparation and processing of the entitlement applications. Our coordinated and thorough approach often results in quicker agency reviews and approvals.

Commerical Site Development Plans

Our approach to site development saves our clients valuable time in the review process, and considerable money in the construction phase. We will assist with Site Plan preparation, then perform Grading Plan design, Earthwork Computations, Erosion Control features, Tree Clearing plans, Site Demolition Plans, design of Sanitary Sewers, Watermains, and Storm Sewers, preparation of Storm Water Management Reports, Pond design, rain gardens, coordination with dry utilities such as electric and natural gas, street, roadway, and parking lot design, ADA access, pavement marking and traffic signage.

Site Design & Construction Documents

Our experience in site design and construction assures that Machado | Patano is the best firm to develop the design and construction documents. Quality control is incorporated at the start of the every project when a team of experienced engineers work together to draft the design and construction document plans.

Our attention to detail combined with our expertise in managing permitting and zoning processes puts us on a higher level than over other firms who try to control quality from the wrong end of the project.

Construction Management

Machado | Patano provides comprehensive construction management services for private and public agencies encompassing projects in retail and residential development, entertainment, medical, educational and commercial markets.

Whether a project requires a professional Construction Manager to augment the owner’s staff with pre-planning, design, construction, engineering and management expertise or an on-site construction team consisting of resident engineers and inspectors for reviewing work in-progress, we have the experience and expertise to carry out successful field programs.

Civil Engineering

We practice solutions-oriented civil engineering in over 28 states nationwide, but our operational roots hail from the state of Mississippi.


Our engineers partner with our clients in the realization of their vision from concept development through construction. We understand that there are unique aspects to every client and every project, and we tap into our depth of expertise to balance those distinct characteristics with site constraints, the environment, and the costs. Our services more specifically include:

Civil Engineering
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Site Master Planning
  • Site Planning & Design
  • Hydrologic & Hydraulic Analysis
  • Stormwater Management
  • LEED Accredited Design
  • Low Impact Design Solutions
  • Erosion Control Plan Development
  • Septic System Design & Permitting
  • Structural Engineering & Design
  • Land Use Permitting
  • Flood Mitigation
  • Coastal Structure Design
  • Peer Review

Structural Engineering

When designs are in compliance with relevant codes, safety and cost effectiveness become inherent traits in any project.

Crafting the true building blocks of tomorrow

Structural engineering is about more than the building or structure itself. It is a living, breathing part of the environment and is responsible for sustaining an environment in which people live and work each and every day. That is not a responsibility that is taken lightly at MP. We understand the importance of this discipline and strive to deliver the expertise your project deserves.

Structural Engineering

As a one-stop shop, MP offers all of the services necessary to complete the design and construction of your project. The structural engineers of the firm will assist with the following:

  • Building Design
  • Building Envelope
  • Structural Inspection
  • Peer Review
  • Construction Support Services

MEP Engineering

MP draws upon the experience of the firm and its talented staff to provide clients with the most comprehensive set of services available today. We create solutions that serve the needs of today and the anticipated needs of tomorrow.


Heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) and plumbing systems are the active components of a facility. With the objective of significantly reducing the inherent risk of development for our clients, Machado | Patano provides mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing design services while keeping our associates up-to-date with the latest industry standards and practices.

We focus on creating healthy and comfortable indoor environments for people utilizing the systems that are essential to the functionality of any modern construction. We understand that this represents a major portion of initial costs and subsequent energy usage of a facility. Here are a few more details into the MEP services that we provide.

Mechanical Engineering
  • Heating Ventilation and indoor air quality (IAQ)
  • Air-conditioning
  • Sustainable energy design
  • Data centers
  • Industrial systems
  • Central Utility Plants
  • Pre-purchase specifications
Electrical Engineering
  • Power distribution lighting
  • Uninterruptible power
  • Emergency power & generators
  • Life safety – fire alarm
  • Critical system sustainability
Plumbing Engineering
  • Compressed air systems
  • Natural gas distribution systems
  • Medical gas distribution systems
Fire Protection
  • Water sprinkler systems
  • Dry-pipe and pre-action systems
  • Clean agent systems • Gas extinguishing systems

Land Surveying & Construction Layout

Our superior expertise, response, and accuracy in surveying and construction layout gives our clients a service and product that is second to none. We stay on the cutting edge of the industry and regularly invest in new equipment, training, and technology to continually improve our service and product.


Although surveying is one of the oldest professions on the planet, it is arguably one technologically growing faster than any other.  MP utilizes state of the art technology that includes GPS, Lidar, Drones, and ATV’s to provide the most accurate and efficient surveys to our clients.

Land Surveying & Construction Layout

MP uses the latest technological advancements to ensure the highest accuracy available in the marketplace, and have the professional and technical expertise, field equipment and hardware and software systems to deliver cost- and time-efficient surveying. Some specific tasks include:

  • Boundary, Topographic, and Bathymetric Survey
  • Construction Layout
  • As-Built Surveys
  • ALTA/ACSM Certifications
  • Easement Mapping
  • Land Record Research
  • FEMA Certifications
  • Expert Testimony
  • GIS Based Utility Mapping
  • LiDAR Scanning
  • Aerial Drone Surveys