It's time to work
...differently in AEC
shingle leverages technology to connect distributed engineering resources with engineering projects and tasks as they occur from any location.
shingle is a B2B platform where AEC firms can access experienced US accredited engineers and designers in an on-demand capacity and beyond.
Built specifically for the flexibility required by both engineers and Architectural and Engineering (AE) firms, shingle is a platform that links remote resources with engineering projects and tasks as they occur from any location.
If you are a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the United States or have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, you can become a consultant on the shingle platform. If you are a PM/Lead at an AE firm providing engineering services, you can become a PM/Firm user on shingle. When work arrives and you need some extra help, you task it to one of your affiliated consultants, and everyone is happy.
CAD and BIM professionals: We did not forget about you. We'd love to have you join shingle too. We are still in the process of implementing this user type in the platform, but you are encouraged to sign up now. There is no cost or risk right now, and Engineers are already asking about your services!
shingle is So Much More
Yes, that is only the tip-of-the-iceberg. With a beautifully-designed, intuitive dashboard interface, you'll have everything at your fingertips to manage projects and tasks. We take care of the headaches related to working remotely as an engineer. We alleviate the continuous struggle to find competent engineering resources when your existing staff is over-utilized. Believe us, everyone will be thrilled. BTW we LOVE automation too.
Why Choose shingle?
The Day has Finally Arrived - Work from Anywhere
Do you enjoy working from home or wherever you would like? Before COVID, did you ever wonder why you battled traffic all the way to the office only to work on your computer for the entire day? If you are like us, you've known for a long time that your computer works really well anywhere that has a reliable internet connection. Welcome to shingle!
Lower Operational Costs and Overhead
For the typical engineering firm, the use of a conservative shingle execution strategy will increase profit 10%. A more aggressive strategy can increase current profits 15-20%. How do we know this? Because we have worked in the industry for decades and know how AE firms make money. Do we have the calculations to support such a bold claim? Yes, of course we do...we are engineers. Create an account and we'll show you how.
Designed by Professional Engineers for PEs
shingle was developed based off of reoccurring challenges present in the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. After decades of engineering experience, our founders decided to confront the challenges they observed throughout their careers with a new, innovative company.
Our founders are both registered Professional Engineers and have worked as design engineers in firms, as independent engineering consultants, and on the client side as owner's representatives. They are passionate about technology and using it to improve the way AEC works and possess a relentless drive to meld the tech sector with the traditionally-conservative AEC sector.
Engineering on Demand
Consultants and engineering firms can find each other seamlessly through our innovative platform. Are you a PM requiring resources NOW? Are you a consultant struggling to find the right clients? shingle is the place to find the perfect consultants to smooth out your manpower curve. shingle is the interface to provide value to multiple firms with your engineering talent and expertise. Everything will be tracked for easy management and compliance. So sign up today and start executing work in the most efficient way possible.
Join the Community
Whether you're a consultant already, an employee, a PM or discipline Lead at an AE firm, or Investor, it is simple (and free) to join the community.
Get Verified Now
Depending on the type of user, we'll need to verify your credentials with a check of your PE license/FE or firm business license with your state.
Complete an Experience
Upon Beta Launch - 1 hour
After verification, consultants then fill out a comprehensive experience assessment to provide the best possible picture to firms or investors requiring specific skills for their projects/tasks.
Try a Trial Task
Upon Beta Launch - 4 hours
To get familiar with the platform process, we encourage consultants and AE firms to start with a simple, well-defined task with an estimated duration of 4 hours or less.
Why is this limited to US PE's?
shingle is limited to United States Professional Engineers and Engineering Interns because credibility is important to us. While we respect engineers from all of the world, we believe the many nuances of the local jurisdictions, code knowledge, and the State engineering boards requires licensed US engineers to perform the engineering work. PE licenses also allow us to quickly check credibility by verification.
How do you verify licensure?
Professional licensure or EI status are verified with the state engineering boards prior to account approval at shingle. During your account setup, you will be guided through a multi-step process to verify your identity and PE number/status with a state board where you hold licensure. If everything is confirmed, you will be approved to continue with your account setup.
Can I sign up without considering myself a contractor?
Yes, absolutely. You are not required to be a contractor (in the legal sense) to set up a profile on shingle. You will simply set your availability switch to "off" and set your status information accordingly on your dashboard. We encourage all engineers to sign up even if they are current employees since there is no obligation to use the platform. Your membership is only activated when you decide to be an independent engineering consultant.
Why not just use other Freelancing platforms like Upwork?
shingle is a platform created specifically for the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. Unlike Upwork, which tries to cater to all users with one-off tasks and generic interfaces, shingle has been designed from the ground up for Engineers in this field who are looking not just for work but also long-term relationships between those doing contract labor and the companies seeking it. We've used both platforms extensively so we know what both do and do not deliver.