Constructability when designing structural systems is top of mind.

Associate Principal Director – Tallahassee Office

Christopher S. Childer, PE

Chris’ three decades of experience in structural engineering have spanned design, fabrication, construction, and inspections. He has been successfully managing Bliss & Nyitray’s Tallahassee office since its opening in 1992. Prior to joining Bliss & Nyitray, Inc., Chris worked as the Chief Engineer for a major steel fabricator in Jacksonville, Florida and as a Project Manager for a major plate steel design and fabrication firm in Birmingham, Alabama.

Drawing on the insights he has gained working for steel fabricators and as a site representative and field engineer, Chris always considers constructability when designing structural systems. Chris has extensive amount of experience on educational facilities working with Florida State University.

Chris is a Florida Certified Special Inspector.

  • BSCE, University of Florida, 1982
    Major: Civil Engineering
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Alabama
  • New York


This is what I do.




(Terminal Wide People Mover System) Skyride

Engineering Excellence, Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers

(Terminal Wide People Mover System) Skyride

American Institute of Steel Construction - Award of Merit, Bridge Competition

Hotel MIA Expansion and Renovation

Miami chapter American Institute of Architects - Award of Excellence

Hotel MIA Expansion and Renovation

Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers - Engineering Excellence, Honor Award

110 Tower

ASCE Broward Branch - Project of the Year

Crocker Center

National Association of Industrial and Office Parks, South Florida Chapter - Award of Excellence

220 Alhambra Building

Building Industry Association of South Florida - South Florida Best

220 Alhambra Building

South East Builders Conference - Aurora,

What our clients say.

In my many years of professional experience I have never encountered a more motivated, responsible, and professional organization than Bliss & Nyitray. Both their work and attitude are consistently of the highest level. I would without reservation recommend them.

J. Junkin - PJB Associates

BNI's responsiveness to our needs during the conceptual, design and construction stages enabled Florida State University to obtain a premiere multi-purpose facility.

Lawrence Rubin - Florida State University

I don't believe I have ever found an engineer easier to work with, or one who understands the language of Architecture as well. You have that special encompassing vision which breathes life into the creative process.

Milt Harry - MC Harry Architecture

[BNI] provided extremely thorough, logically thought-out, well coordinated designs. [They] often created simple construction solutions to complicated architectural problems…their work has consistently been at the highest professional levels in the industry.

Lawrence Beame - Beame Architectural Partnership