Danny W. Speight, P.E.

President + Principal Structural Engineer

Virginia Beach Office

Pioneering the way forward, Danny established Speight Marshall Francis in 1995 with a singular vision: to transform and question the standards of structural engineering. After nearly three decades, he continues to guide our exceptional team of engineers in surpassing conventional expectations and pushing boundaries. This philosophy is encapsulated in our motto of "restructuring the norm."

Danny brings over 38 years of extensive experience in providing structural engineering services for diverse projects across the nation. He assumes a pivotal role in project oversight, meticulously conducting comprehensive reviews of all structural drawings prior to endorsing them with his signature and seal.

Recognizing the paramount importance of adhering to timelines and budgetary constraints, Danny has cultivated a reputation at SMF for consistently delivering projects on schedule and within financial parameters. His commitment to daily monitoring ensures that all project elements remain on course, contributing to SMF’s established track record of meeting deadlines and upholding high-quality standards.


B.S. Civil Engineering, Old Dominion University


American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)


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