Cooper Zietz Engineers, Inc. was established in 1990 by Dr. Fred Cooper, PE, under the name of Fred Cooper Consulting Engineers. In 2011, CZE merged with Cascade Design Professionals, Inc. Under the merger, CDP operates independently as a division of CZE. Dr. Cooper acts as CZE's Chairman of The Board, and CDP Founder Herb Fricke, PE, is the President and CEO.
The firm serves a specific type of client need - offering private clients and governmental agencies, worldwide, specialized services in construction project management, cost control, project scheduling, quality control, constructability review and feasibility analysis for military, civil works and public infrastructure projects using a staff of professionals with a strong background in both civil/environmental design and construction engineering practices.
The firm provides project managers, project engineers, resident and field engineers, construction coordinators, schedulers, cost estimators, construction QC inspectors and other support staff in response to client needs. Construction contract administration and quality control inspection have been a part of the firm's practice for over 25 years. The firm has been responsible for major assignments on numerous construction contracts in excess of $700 million in size.