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., Mr. Childers 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. His projects have utilized structural steel, reinforced concrete, precast concrete, post-tensioned concrete, masonry and wood.
In addition to his extensive amount of work on educational facilities working with Florida State University, Chris’ project experience includes mixed use projects, residential, parking garages, sports facilities and office buildings.
Chris is a Florida Certified Special Inspector.
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.
BNI's responsiveness to our needs during the conceptual, design and construction stages enabled Florida State University to obtain a premiere multi-purpose facility.
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.
[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.