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James B. Cranford, Jr.

PE -- Vice President, Structural Design Group Manager

Jim Cranford | Cranston Engineering Group, P.C.

Mr. Cranford is Vice-President and Principal Structural Engineer for Cranston Engineering Group, P.C. He currently leads the Structural Design Group in Augusta, Georgia. He joined the firm in 1988 as a project engineer responsible for the design of civil engineering and architectural structures. During his career, Mr. Cranford has designed and directed the design of numerous building and bridge projects for government, industrial, and private clients.

He has extensive experience in nearly every type of building structure including municipal buildings and structures, churches, residential structures, educational facilities, recreation and athletic facilities, office buildings, hospitals and other medical buildings, historic structures, and marine structures. He is considered an expert in rehabilitation of historic structures and has completed rehabilitation projects for many buildings on the National Register. In addition to building design, he has extensive experience in bridge design for roadway and pedestrian bridges for both government and private clients. He is an expert swift water diver and routinely performs underwater observations and inspections for bridges and other marine structures. He is highly experienced in using multiple computer frame modeling software and other design aids for structural optimization. He has been involved in nearly every aspect of structural design for the firm.

Contact Information

Telephone: 706-722-1588
Fax: 706-722-8379
E-mail: jbcranford@cranstonengineering.com


Structural Engineering

  • Building Structures
  • Bridges
  • Foundations
  • Marine Structures
  • Athletic & Recreational Facilities
  • Telecommunication Towers
  • Retaining Walls
  • Building Condition Surveys
  • Historic Building Rehabilitation
  • Underwater Investigations


  • The Citadel - B.S. in Civil Engineering, 1980
  • Charleston, South Carolina

Registrations / Certifications

Professional Engineer

  • Georgia No. 17052
  • North Carolina No. 15249
  • South Carolina No. 12059
  • Massachusetts No. 38401
  • Florida No. 56477
  • Alabama No. 28604
  • Connecticut No. 28536

Professional Associations

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Council of American Structural Engineers
  • Structural Engineering Institute
  • National Society of Professional Engineers

Civic Associations

  • Exchange Club of Augusta