30+ Years of Detailing Experience!

15+ Years of 3D Detailing Software!

Glenn Ihde & Company is an established leader specializing in Structural Engineering and intelligent 3D Detailing. Our firm provides value-added services unique to GIC, such as tailored customer solutions and professional project management. With over 35 of years experience, we exceed the highest standards for quality and excellence.

NISA & AISC Certified

Glenn Ihde & Company

Structural Engineers & Detailers

McKinney, Texas


Our firm offers a team-at-work approach which optimizes our clients’ schedules, allowing for on-time project management and precise drawings. As a certified NISD Quality Procedures Program member, our quality control measures guarantee accuracy and quality detailing. We value highly-qualified engineers and detailers and use Tekla Structures, state of the art software (Tekla Structures).


We specialize in all types of commercial buildings and industrial structures. All of our work is first built in a computerized 3D Building Information Model (BIM). That BIM model represents a database of information regarding the structure. From that initial 3D model, we generate drawings, reports, and data useful to steel fabricators and erectors. That BIM model can also be utilized to include all aspects of the building data including, the Architectural Program and MEP (Mechanical, Engineering & Plumbing) systems.
  • Customized Library Components
  • Sequencing Plans
  • Advance Bill of Material
  • Anchor Setting Plans
  • Embed Plate Plans
  • Connection Design
  • Approval Drawings
  • Construction Drawings
  • Data for Construction Techology

Building Information Modeling

Tekla Structures is a Building Information Modeling (BIM) solution that streamlines project delivery for engineers, contractors, detailers, fabricators, and erectors. Tekla Structures allows us to create a complete 3-D digital model that simulates a real world structure. Using this 3-D model, we are able to produce accurate 2-D drawings for construction. We analyze the entire structural design and engineering process from start to finish. Our value-added services also include the development of customized library components specific for each customer and the creation of CNC data for automation.

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About Us

Company Profile

Glenn Ihde & Company, Structural Engineers & Detailers is a structural engineering detailing firm that provides structural engineering services nationwide. We began detailing in 1972 and expanded to McKinney, Texas in 2005. Our projects include commercial, retail, industrial, religious, residential, and stadium structures.

We are located in the McKinney Green Building, a platinum certified LEED building.

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

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4716 Goldeneyes Suite 100,

McKinney, TX 75070


Phone: 1 (972) 964-3310
Fax: 1 (972) 867-2198