John Moore, PE, founding principal of 4SE, has over 35 years of experience in structural design and project management.  His experience consists chiefly of being a project structural engineer, including structural analysis and design, supervising preparation of drawings, specification and report writing, field investigation and construction administration on a wide variety of projects including:

  • New building structures of all types and materials
  • Historic structure renovation
  • Waterfront structures
  • Foundations for all types of structures
  • Guyed and self-supporting towers

Professional Experience

  • 2002 - present          Principal Engineer, 4SE, Inc.
  • 1979 - 2002               Senior Project Engineer at Shoolbred Engineers, Inc., Charleston SC


  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC, B.S. in Civil Engineering, 1977
  • University of Washington, Seattle WA, graduate studies in structural engineering, 1977-1978
  • Clemson University, Clemson SC, M.S. in Structural Engineering, 1982

Registrations and Professional Affiliations

  • Registered Professional Engineer: South Carolina, Michigan
  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Member, Structural Engineers Association of South Carolina
  • Member, City of Charleston Board of Architectural Review, 1994-2004
  • Member, The Association for Preservation Technology International
  • Member, American Institute of Steel Construction

Project Awards

  • National AIA Honor Awards
    • The Middleton Inn
    • The Croffead Residence
    • The Reid Residence
    • The Harmon Residence

Professional Awards

  • 2014 Engineering Firm of the Year Finalist, Charleston Contractors Association
  • 2007 and 2010 Engineer of the Year, Charleston Contractors Association
  • 2006 Architect/Engineering Firm of the Year Finalist, American Subcontractors Association of the Carolinas Charleston Chapter
  • 2004 Architect/Engineering Firm of the Year, American Subcontractors Association of the Carolinas Charleston Chapter